Day 1: MYM 7 Day Challenge

Meet Your Maker Challenge: Day 1

Scripture Reading/Journaling Instructions: 

Spend some prayer time with the Scriptures of the day.  Chew on them. Read multiple times. Ask the Holy Spirit what He wants you to notice.  Write those verses and insights in a journal.  

Ask: "Jesus, what is one instruction you want to give me for how I live each day from this Scripture?"

Converse with Him about it and write down what you feel the Lord is saying.  

**Some of the verses are rather short--this can be helpful to focus, but you may also be drawn to read the fuller context of what Jesus or the letter is saying--you are encouraged to do this if you feel so led**

Scriptures of the Day for Day 1

Today's Words from Jesus on how to live: 
Matthew 6: 19-21
Luke 12: 22-34

Today's Words from the New Testament Letters on how to live:  
1 Peter 1: 3-16
(Letter from  St. Peter (One of the 12 apostles, and 3 men in Jesus' inner circle, also the first Pope of the Catholic Church) to the early Christian communities).

Daily Inspirational Resource

Day 1: Alpha Episode: How Can I Make the Most of The Rest of My Life
Whole episode is great, filled with inspiration and testimonies to live your best life for God. Great, practical and inspiring video that will give a basis for our focus during this Meet Your Maker Challenge. 
For a shorter version, just watch the very inspiring testimony of Scott Harrison --from 
13: 30-16:45

Daily Educational Resource

Fr. Mike will read you the catechism paragraphs and give a great explanation. 20 minutes.

Song of the Day

Spend 3-6 minutes just soaking in the song of the day. Let the music lift your soul to God. Reflect on or pray with the lyrics.
Day 1: My Soul Waits by Bethany Barnard Based on Psalm 62

Daily Meet Your Maker Moment

Before you go to bed, imagine that you die overnight and go to God for your particular judgement.  Some nights take this on a day of basis, but on at least one night this week, imagine this as if it is truly your particular judgment and you are standing before the Lord, as if He called you Home at a day you did not know the hour of....but it's today.  What would that judgement be like.  How would you feel? What do you want Jesus to say to you? What would you say to Him?  Would you have any regret?  

Here are some questions to consider Jesus asking you:
  • What did you do with the people I gave you?
  • Did you learn to love?
  • What did you do with the voice I gave you?
  • What did you do with the money I gave you?
  • What did you do with the body I gave you?
  • What did you do with the time I gave you?
  • What did you do with the talents I gave you?
  • What did you do with the sufferings that came your way?
  • What did you do with the suffering ones you crossed paths with?
  • Did you love Me with ALL your HEART?
  • Did you love Me with ALL your MIND?
  • Did you love Me with ALL your SOUL?
  • Did you love ME with ALL your STRENGTH?
  • Did you LOVE (choose to will the good of the other) your neighbor as yourself?
  • Did you LOVE your family and friends as I have loved you?
  • Did you LOVE yourself as I have loved you?

After you've imagined this moment do the following:
  1. Thank Jesus for 10 specific things that happened that day.
  2. Ask Jesus for 5 things that made Him proud of you today (in how you acted, spoke, thought, prayed, etc.)
  3. Ask Jesus for 5 things that He wants to draw your attention to to repent of (change your mind/orientation about).  These could be sins of omission as well as commission. Actively repent of them and ask for grace to do better next time.
  4. Ask Jesus for one specific mission for the next day (a person to reach out to, an opportunity to bless a stranger, etc.)

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