If you are new here, we do a small monthly challenge every month and October's challenge was to read The Sermon on the Mount every single day.
I confess that I missed a few days,and that there were definitely some days where I was reading it more out of obligation than to really seek the face of an almighty God. But I was definitely blessed by this challenge.
A few of the days I switched things up by listening to it as an audio file on BibleGateway.com. That was a nice change and I found that every time I listened to the audio version I would get chills at the very end when the narrator reads the part about how the people were astonished because Jesus taught as one who had authority. Sometimes I needed to be reminded that the scriptures aren't just nice heavenly advice.
What struck me over and over again was how much folly there is in my desire to fit in and be normal and look like a super holy soccer mom who has it all together. God wants so much more for us than that. God's call on our lives is a radical one.
If you did the challenge, how was it? What did you learn? Did you miss a few days, or give up mid month? Did God show you something you hadn't noticed before, shake your heart up a little, tenderly lead your life in a new direction?
What's that? You want to know what the November Challenge will be? Well...normally I announce the monthly challenge a few days early, but I am so excited (and nervous...) about this one that I want to wait until November 1st to announce it. So you'll have to come back tomorrow to find out what it is!
We are doing one small thing (almost) every day for a year to create a simpler, greener, more intentional life. Take a moment to read all About Us, check out The Rules of our year long project and sign up for our RSS feed or "like" us on facebook so that you can follow our journey to radical simplicity!