He is better. Day 2.

If you missed yesterday’s post, read that first. Each post this week will build on one another.

Have you started a Covid-19 journal yet? If not, start there. Go and order a fancy journal on Amazon if that would motivate you. I usually just grab an old notebook. Staple some loose paper together if that’s all you have. After this is all over, you will be glad you kept a journal during this time.

In my post on Thursday I talked about how I came to a place where I realized Jesus is better than knowing the answer to my ‘why‘. Each day this week I encourage you to think through one of the ‘how’s‘ I shared. Yesterday we talked about prayer.

Today…..Find glimpses.

Find people around you whom you think are walking in the freedom and fullness Christ has to offer.

Do you know people like that?

They are comfortable in their skin.

They are full of grace and humility.

They aren’t defensive.

They are Jesus with skin on.

How do you find these people?

Go to church. The first church you try may not be the best fit, try again. Remember no church is perfect.

Chose your friends. I have been known to reach out to people and say “I see something in you I don’t have, I would like to be your friend.” You can’t wait for these people to come to you, you need to go them. Take the first step.

If you know don’t anyone like that, find some biographies to read of people who gave up everything, yet gain everything.

Full disclosure, I don’t read a lot of biographies but here are a few recommendations I received:

“The Hiding Place” Corrie ten Boom

“God took me by the hand.” Jerry Bridges

“Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus.” Nabeel Qureshi

“Kisses from Katie” Katie Davis

“Through Gates of Splendor” Elizabeth Elliot

Being reminded of what you don’t have, but have access to, hopefully will motivate you to keep fighting for freedom.

More tomorrow,

Lisa

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Lisa lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children. When she is not blogging you can find her running, getting to know new people, serving her community and spending time with her family. She is currently working with the Family & Children Ministry department at a local church.

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