Day 38 – Matthew 6:1-4, Acts 2:43-47, 4:32-37, 6:2-7
OK, so we gave you a whole lot more reading today. But what do you notice happening in these passages from Acts? You see people following Jesus and having a very different outlook on life than we see today. Giving up and sharing their possessions, then a growing of the church as their minds were set on the right things.
Sacrificing some of our pleasures in life might be really difficult, but as we learned at Youth Group last week, if we are to stop becoming a slave to these possessions, we need to be willing to give them up for a time. Show ourselves above anyone else that are not dependant on them.
For lent, Annie and I gave up meat. I had the attitude for a long time that meat was necessary in a meal. But I have actually felt healthier than ever by looking for the vegetarian food to get the same nutrients. In truth I haven’t missed meat as much as I thought I would. Perhaps a few days without what ever it is that you have become dependant on will help you see that you don’t need to be dependent on them.