Welcome to Day 10!
I want to start today off with a BIG thank you. Thank you for letting me be a small, small part of this radical journey you are on. From day one, it’s been clear that this thing doesn’t belong to me… it belongs to US. Together we are growing, changing and leaning into our purposes. That has inspired me in ways you will never, ever know.
Today, belief has been on my heart. I think it’s safe to say that all of us at some point in our walk with God have wrestled with belief. Belief that things would ever get better. Belief that God would fulfill what He had promised. Belief that even when we didn’t feel like it ,God was up there, somewhere, listening to us pour our hearts out at midnight. Belief that Jesus was exactly who He said He was.
Thomas… I think he was the most relate-able disciple of all.
After Jesus’ rose again, Thomas was the only friend who had the reaction I think a lot of us would have had. I mean, think about it. Your best friend just died before your very eyes. You watched His mother weeping. You watched them take Him from the cross, then sat in horror as they secured His tomb with the stone door.
Now here He is. In the flesh.
It sounds awfully scary actually! But none of the other disciples had this reaction. Only Thomas needed proof and Jesus was happy to ease His fears. “Put your finger here; see my hands.” He says with a kind smile. “Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
Thomas was living proof that Jesus wants to show up for us. He wants to show out for us! When we doubt God is faithful to reveal Himself to us if we only ask.
DAILY DARE: Today ask God to reveal Himself to you in a big way. Then, share today’s dare with a friend who might be going through a period of doubt. Stand in belief together.
*Was there a time in your life that could only be described as a God moment? I’d love to hear about it!