Ripple Effect (Day 32, Saturday)

March 14, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Starter Prayer: Gracious God, grow my awareness of your constant movements in my life. Teach me new ways of living as one connected to you and all that is good. Amen.

Focus Word: Ripple Effect

Hannah Garrity’s piece “Prevenient” is about the expansive effect of God’s grace. (Don’t ask me what “prevenient” means; I’m not sure, and I’m too lazy to look it up.)

In the image, the sky and distance appear separated from the present; but the water ripple in the foreground represents the ripple effect of God’s grace, which, in time, unifies all things for good.

Imagine! The events of your life today are a part of your whole faith story– past, present and future. It is your union with the Spirit of Christ that connects you to all things Good. 

Nothing can stop the ripple effect of God’s love.

Be encouraged in your practice.

Katie Martinez

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE:

  • Read and reflect on p. 29-30 of Again & Again. The link is in every Journey email. If you’re not getting those, register here. 
  • Read Ephesians 2:1-10.
  • Questions for journaling and spiritual conversation:
    • When and where have you seen the “ripple effect” of grace in your own life?
    • What kind of grace filled connections is God currently making in your life?
  • Make your plans to participate in the Good Friday Experience at Crossroads, in-person, online or on demand. We will reflect upon the hidden wisdom and true power of Christ’s Love. For the in-person option, a reservation is necessary.
  • As the week unfolds, what word or phrase captures your attention? Weave your word into the prayer wall at the Taft Avenue facility; or text your word to 970-500-0970, and the prayer team will weave it into the wall for you.

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE:

  • Read and reflect on p. 29-30 of Again & Again. The link is in every Journey email. If you’re not getting those, register here. 
  • Read Ephesians 2:1-10.
  • Questions for journaling and spiritual conversation:
    • When and where have you seen the “ripple effect” of grace in your own life?
    • What kind of grace filled connections is God currently making in your life?
  • Make your plans to participate in the Good Friday Experience at Crossroads, in-person, online or on demand. We will reflect upon the hidden wisdom and true power of Christ’s Love. For the in-person option, a reservation is necessary.
  • As the week unfolds, what word or phrase captures your attention? Weave your word into the prayer wall at the Taft Avenue facility; or text your word to 970-500-0970, and the prayer team will weave it into the wall for you.

ENDNOTES:

  • For daily texts with the Focus Word, Starter Prayer and link to these daily posts, text the word “lent” to 970-500-0970.
  • Join Ryan on Facebook Live, every weekday morning at 10am for spiritual conversation on these Lent themes.
  • Looking for the link to the digital devotional or your copy of the print version? Register here.
  • Join the Orange Dots of Hope Facebook Group for spiritual conversations.

This is part of Again & Again: Journey of Lent 2021 with Crossroads Church. The theme, devotional booklet, poetry and art is the work of the creative community of theologians and artists at A Sanctified Art. Crossroads is grateful for this resource!

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