DAY 5: FAITH
We are proud of you as you head into Day 5 of the #OolaForChristians challenge. We know that some of these challenges have been hitting close to home. Sometimes finding balance and growing can be uncomfortable and hard, but we encourage you to keep going. If you take three small action steps each day for the next year towards your most important goals, you will have accomplished over a 1,000 victories towards your OolaLife. Let’s make a commitment to continue to make those healthy lifestyle choices.
Remember, you are never alone in these challenges. Our Oola team and thousands of people are on this journey with you. Together, we are making the world a better place, and we need you.
Day 5 - Today’s challenge will help you with all struggles of your past and all worries of your future. Our focus today will be on 5th F of Oola - Faith. While we are sharing Oola on the OolaBus, social media or at events, we have heard many people say that they get intimidated by the word “faith”. Don’t be! Start where you are. Whether you are a Bible scholar or someone who has never opened the Bible before, we still know that this is a key component of your OolaLife. So, we want to encourage you to connect in a way today with your faith that will stretch you.
In this challenge, we ask you to take a leap of faith. Depending on the life you currently live, decide today to connect with God in a way that is not in your current agenda. Here are some suggestions that we mention in the Oola for Christians book that you can try.
Make it personal. Talk to God not in a formal prayer that you may have learned at church but about all the things on your heart. Tell him the good, bad and ugly. He is God and can handle it.
Be still. In this day and age we are always on the go. Pause, look around and be in awe that the God of the Universe who created everything in your view also created you. You matter to God. Let it soak in.
Find a church community where you can attend a small group, a church service or a place to serve.
Your faith is your faith. Even though this is a Christian challenge, we recognize faith is very personal. So, our challenge is based on where you are.
I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible."
MATTHEW 17:20 b
God, today I humbly come before you realizing that you made me. Thank you for loving me enough to send your son Jesus to die for me. I am so grateful that you went beyond what I deserve because you wanted to be connected with me. I recognize that you have a plan for my life, and to know that plan I must first know you. Please help me to feel your presence in my life and to know your ways. I open my heart and life to you today.