Sunday, August 30, 2009

Heart-Print Faith--Make it Fun

Hey, thanks for stopping by today's blog--Heart-Print Faith. I believe our faith should contain some fun elements to it, don't you? Life is hard. Faith is hard. But life can be fun and so should our faith.

In my book Birds in My Mustard Tree, each day I give an excercise to do something fun in regards to the day's lesson. Here's an example taken from the lesson titled, "Cease Striving," based on Psalms 46:10, "Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." (NASB).

FAITH FUN: Cease striving. Tear up your to-do list for today and wait for God to direct your activities. (page 116)

Do you dare to tear up your to-do list? Trust me, it's fun!

Now I want you to think of some fun faith activities. Post them in the comments section and I will draw a winner to receive a free copy of Birds in My Mustard Tree.

Have faith. Have Fun!

7 comments:

Mary said...

Susanne,

I just read your P31 devotion. I have learned so much about having the faith of a mustard seed. God is Faithful! It is much easier for me to trust Him with the big things in life. I am learning that I also need to trust Him with the small things too.

Have a blessed day,

Mary

LeeAnn said...

Thank you Susanne for your devo today. I just came over from Proverbs31.org. Sometimes I forget to just rest and relax in the Lord and your devo today was just what I needed to start out this day differently. Thank you!

Here is my fun faith activity for today:
FAITH FUN:Stop Complaining. Instead I will go to the bathroom area and dance a little jig each time I have the urge to complain. (since I am at work I need to refrain from dancing just anywhere! )

Please enter me in your contest. I would love to read your book.
lee_ann_garrett@hotmail.com

Dancing for the Lord today,
Lee Ann

seesawfaith said...

I'm visiting today from P31. Your devo today was very good. I often have to remind myself to have faith. I wish it was an automatic response, but my automatic response is to work in my own strength and not allow God to do what He wants.

I love the idea of tearing up my to-do list, but I don't think it would go over well with my boss! :)

I have learned to be more flexible at home though. I have learned if the house isn't perfect, but I spend the whole evening in the yard with my kids, listening to their squeals and laughs and shouts, well, I think we both know which one God is glorified through most.

Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

My to-do list is always very very long and I seem to never get done. A fun faith thing I like to do is make my to-do list a TODAY LIST. Then do some of the really important things on the list that always get put off. Such as visiting a senior church member, make phone calls or write a long over due note. Makes for a beautiful day of blessings for all involved and God is delighted!
Thanks for your devotion today.
God Bless,
GrammyAtHome

Clare said...

Your devotional today was definitely God-ordained for my life. My fun faith activity for today is to quit worrying about the money we don't have and make menus using all the food we do have. I was pretty surprised for all the meal options once I got a little creative (there may or may not be pancakes for dinner!) That might not sound like fun to everybody but it is fun for me to remember that God has provided all that we have and He isn't going to stop. Thanks for allowing God to use you!

Deb said...

Susanne,
Thank you for the devotion today. I have to remind myself to trust God and have faith.
My fun faith activity for today: I am not going to worry about everything in my house that needs done, instead I am going to devote tonight to my husband and two boys.

God Bless you!
Deb

giftgiver said...

I know sometimes I can be too serious, but this summer the Lord has been showing me to have fun and rest in Him.

For fun I love to sit at the beach and grab a handfull of sand, the slowly drop it through my fingers. Just imagine the intricate work of the Lord.