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Prayer Tip: The Great Transformation: Who are you?

February 20, 2022

Daily Scripture

John 15:11-16a, CEB

I have said these things to you so that my joy will be in you and your joy will be complete. This is my commandment: love each other just as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than to give up one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I don’t call you servants any longer, because servants don’t know what their master is doing. Instead, I call you friends, because everything I heard from my Father, I have made known to you. 16 You didn’t choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you could go and produce fruit and so that your fruit could last.

Prayer Tip

by Jess Lovell, the Pastoral Intern at Resurrection Overland Park. She is also pursuing an M.Div. at Saint Paul School of Theology. She is a Certified Candidate for Ministry in the Great Plains Conference and often provides pulpit supply to churches in the conference. Jessica lives in Lenexa and has 3 children: Sydney, Sierra and Aiden.

Each week I think to myself, “wow, that week flew by!” This week was not unlike any other week. I went about each day with gratitude, enjoyed life-giving conversations, had some bumps, and yet during the “in-between,” I found God prodding my path. God motivates me, encourages me, and reminds me of my great responsibility to spread the Good News.

I can be at my son’s baseball practice, visiting my daughter at college, or listening to my other daughter tell me about her job and feel God urging me to open my heart. During this time of “busyness,” we can find God during the “in-between” moments. Some folks may call this allowing for interruptions.

Try this: Silence. God calls us into a relationship. This practice can go against everything our world is experiencing right now. Push against the cultural normalcy and draw inward to God’s calling for time with you. God calls us into a time of Christian mindfulness.

I pray that during this time of transformation, your soul is awakened and reignited by the love of our Savior. God calls us to be close. Go inward and seek renewal with the Holy Spirit. God sustains us, renews us, and refreshes our souls. Throughout this week, I pray that during the “in-between” moments, you will pause and acknowledge God’s voice in your life.