Welcome to Be The Light Challenge Day 11 &12! There are two Challenges in this particular post, so be sure to check out both before moving on. If you haven’t been keeping up with this Challenge over the past 10 days, you can find more information on this page – which will give you insight into what this Challenge is all about and help you catch up!
So, I certainly won’t be the first person to tell you that 2020 has been a difficult year for many people. However, despite it all, we’ve also had the opportunity to see so many people rise to the occasion to go above and beyond for their family, friends, and community.
For Day 11 of the Be The Light Challenge, your task is to ask God to bring to mind someone who has done an outstanding job this year in meeting the difficult circumstances we’ve all faced head-on.
Spend some time in prayer about this challenge. I’m sure there will be a person who immediately comes to mind, but dig deeper – ask God to bring to your thoughts someone who might be easily overlooked.
It could be anyone – a mother who has taken on managing their kid’s education from home, or a youth leader who found creative ways to keep ministering to teenagers. It could be a first responder or nurse, or an employee at a local store who always greeted you while wiping down shopping carts. I could keep going and going with examples, but hopefully you get the idea! Spend some time with God and ask Him to bring a person to your mind.
Then, of course – pray for them. Asking for a blessing over their life, continued safety as they serve, and ask God to show you how you can be the light of Christ to them in whatever way this season.
Your Day 12 Challenge is to share the light with the person brought to mind in Day 11.
You could give a card or gift, or simply tell them what a great job you think they’ve done this year and that you’ve prayed for them. If you’ve been following the Be The Light Challenge, you’ve probably come up with many ways to think about and share the light of Christ with someone else, so this would be a great chance to dig into your bag of ideas!
Ok – I hope you really enjoy both of these Challenges, but even more so, I pray that the light of Christ shines on the people brought to mind, and that you grow stronger in your realization that God is with you this season!