Week 1: Getting Started

Imagine the impact as we all participate in The Summer of 10,000 Blessings!  To commit at least once a week for the next 10 weeks of summer, to do something intentional to BLESS the people God placed us around on purpose with a purpose. To display and declare who He is and what He’s like. If 1000 of us did it, it could be a summer of 10,000 blessings.  Virtually every neighborhood in our city could see and experience who God is and what He’s like!  

 Do you feel too small, or too untrained for this challenge?  That is perfect!  Because you are not trying to display your strength but instead to display who God is and what He is like!  You can’t do this on your own, but God is already at work all around you!  He wants you to join him right where you live, and work, and play this summer!

Here are 3 important steps to get started:

·      Read the back of the insert you received on Sunday: “How to participate in the Summer of 10,000 Blessings.”  If you lost it on the way home, that is no problem!  You can find the info at www.lovewhereyoulivefw.com.

·      Place the insert somewhere you will see it every day. If you have a morning practice of Bible reading, then you could place it in your Bible. Or you can put it on your bathroom mirror.  Or next to your computer monitor. You are trying to create a reminder that can help you create a new habit for this summer.

·      Start each day with a simple prayer: “Lord, I want to display and declare who you are and what you are like everywhere I go today.  Show me who you want me to B.L.E.S.S.”  And then open your eyes to see the people around you, and watch for how you can do at least ONE of the B.L.E.S.S. steps – to pray, listen, eat, serve, or share.