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As I shared yesterday, at my amazing church,  Pastor Charissa Morgan challenged us with some great words.  She shares that it is commonly thought to take 21 days to make or break a habit.  She sent us out with a 21 Day Devotional written by her very own co-laborers in her family in Christ.  She is believing that this devotional will be the launching pad God uses in individual lives to catapult each one into a deeper, more meaningful relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Using this platform, I am sharing the first 7 days of devotions in this 21 day plan.  I pray you will enjoy each day’s insight from different authors.  You can go to the web page at  gracecommunitysalem.org to learn more about our amazing church family at Grace.

Day 2: Share Hope 

By Pastor Trent Morgan

“In His name the nations will put their hope.”   Matthew 12:21

I recently read a quote from Bill Hybels that has helped me to remain focused on the church’s missions. He said “The local church is the hope of the world.”  Let that sink in for just a minute! If it’s through and by Jesus that nations will find their hope, then those of us who the church is comprised of should be offering that hope to the world we are in.

This means you, as a man or woman of God, as a young adult, teenager or child, have living in you the very one who others are meant to hope in. With that in mind, I want to challenge you to take the next three steps.

First, carve out time in your schedule to take a walk through our town or drive the roads of our community.

Secondly, at the same time begin asking the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to the hopeless situations of the people around you.

Thirdly, be willing to do something to help meet the needs of those people the Holy Spirit revealed to you.

The church is purposed to help others find hope in Jesus as their savior. As much as the world needs the church’s help, be reminded that the church needs your help too! The world is better when the church works together!