Weekly Challenge: Spend quiet time with the Lord each day this week.
One of our 40 day Lent challenges was to spend quiet time with the Lord, listening for His voice and direction. I found this practice to be deeply calming and refreshing. I usually spend my devotional time thinking and blabbing the entire time, and it was eye-opening to spend part of that time in silence, listening, as you would in any other conversation. I'm looking forward to the refreshing silence this week, and perhaps, His voice.
Weekly Faith Challenge: Prepare your heart for Christ.
Earlier this week I was inspired to start a 40 day challenge to prepare my heart for Christ this Lent season. Each day I will post a new challenge on our home page that I pray grow's you in His love. I hope you choose to join me in this quest to honor Jesus and learn to become more like him. You can start at any point along the way!
Weekly Challenge: Research what God says about the fruit of the Spirit.
This week's memory verse is Galatians 5:22-23: "But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." These characteristics may seem obvious, but in order to better understand God's view on each of these qualities, let's head to the concordance section of the Bible, an index of subjects, and read a few verses on each. That way we can further comprehend the vitalness of the fruit and HOW to emulate these qualities our daily life.
I'm Ashley Ashcraft,
a military wife and
stay-at-home mama, earnestly seeking the Christ-like life. I invite you to walk alongside me in my quest to raise our children and join the antics of our unpredictable military lifestyle. I pray your heart feels rejuvenated and inspired each time you visit OFH!