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Work Of the Week

…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Phil. 2:12

The Work of the Week is all about grace.  We offer them as a way to open yourself more fully to the deep joy that is ours because of God’s great love for us.

Each WOW is part of a particular series that introduces us to one of the spiritual disciplines.  Each WOW is designed to either stand on its own or build on the week before. They are purposefully made to be easily accessible to anyone.  The more experienced will benefit from reviewing the foundations of the disciplines.

We understand that not every WOW (spiritual discipline) will resonate with you.  That’s okay.  We simply encourage you to try them so you get an idea of what daily “spiritual work” is like. 

Remember that you are loved by God whether you do the WOW or not.  We simply ask that you give this a try.  What ever you are able to do each week will be perfect. 

God has given us the Disciplines of the spiritual life as a means of receiving his grace. The Disciplines allow us to place ourselves before God so that he can transform us.  ~Richard J. Foster

Series 1 - Rooted in God's Grace

This series centers on the fact that God loves you no matter what.  All of the holy work we do means nothing if we don’t believe and internalize the fact that we are loved by God.  God loves us, and all creation, in spite of our broken humanity and our proclivity towards sin.  We cannot earn God’s love because God’s love is unconditional.  It is true grace!

Remember that whatever you are able to do this week will be perfect.

Week 1

Try for 3 days:  Download and print Ephesians 2:8-10.  Place it where you will see it and read it out loud.

Download Ephesians 2:8-10

     For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.  (Ephesians 2:8-10)

Finish by declaring:

I am saved by the grace of God!
I am rooted in God’s grace!

Instead of 3 days a week, as suggested,

+   Try doing the Work of the Week (WOW) every day this week.

+   In addition to the WOW, read chapter 2 of Ephesians one day this week.

+   In addition to the WOW, read Ephesians 2 every day this week.

+   Take the WOW with you everywhere: Put this verse in your phone or the card in your wallet or purse then take it out to read a few times throughout the day.

Week 2

Try for 3 days:  Download and print Romans 8:38-39.  Place it where you will see it and read it out loud.

Download Romans 8:38-39

            For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)

Finish by declaring:

Nothing will stop God from loving me.
I am rooted in God’s grace!

Instead of 3 days a week, as suggested,

+ Try doing the Work of the Week (WOW) every day this week.

+   In addition to the WOW, read chapter 8 of Romans one day this week.

+   In addition to the WOW, read Romans 8 every day this week.

+   Take the WOW with you everywhere: Put this verse in your  phone or the card in your wallet or purse then take it out to read a few times throughout the day.