Welcome to Day Two! I so enjoyed talking with all of you via WordPress, Pinterest and email yesterday. You all have so many great ideas and such hearts on fire for Christ. I am so excited to be on this journey with you all! I am proud to know you.
In John 17 Jesus pours His heart out to His Father. He knows the time is coming when He will have to leave His disciples for a while… so He prays for them. He tells God how important they are to Him – they have become His most intimate friends. He asks God to protect them. Then He prays this specific prayer…
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.”
Jesus goes on to say that this prayer isn’t just for His twelve but for His MANY to come. This prayer was for the children of God – was, is and is to come. Jesus knew that His Words were LIFE. They had the power to sanctify, to set apart, to make holy… and after the resurrection this became OUR job. We have been sent out into the world just like Jesus’ most intimate friends to share His message and speak life on a hurting world.
DARE #2: Get your sleuthing clothes on and break out your James Bond moves. You’re gonna need them! Today spend some time picking a verse from Jesus’ Words that you feel might help someone going through a difficult time. Choose the verse that speaks to YOUR heart. Then write the verse on a piece of paper, red ink or red paper if you have it – if not its the Words that count most, and leave it somewhere for someone else to find. Now for the tricky part… no one can see you. #LessMeMoreYouLord
*I’d LOVE to see your pictures of where you are leaving your dares, what your verse was and anything else about your journey on these 40 days. Post them to your blog and be sure to tag them Radically Red so that I can find you. I don’t want to miss them! If you know someone else who wants to go RED with you, start your own set of dares at your church. It is my prayer that you experience the kind of Red-olution that can ONLY come from the Words of Christ.