‘So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.’ –Colossians 2: 6-7. What does that look like in our lives? Are we truly thankful to the point where we are ‘filling a space to capacity and spreading beyond its limits?’ I originally had the idea for ‘Give Your 9 to 5…To God’ from a sermon from my home church based on Luke 17:11-19 about Jesus Healing the Ten Men with Leprosy. (Check it out!) This idea turned into an event where 10-15 CSFers spent their Saturday from 9am-5pm being thankful to God…regardless of the home football game going on!! During our day we wrote encouraging letters to a close CSF friend, personally reflected on what we were thankful for, used stones to illustrate the amount of thankfulness we express relates to how we overflow with God’s love, wrote a prayer to God with our thanks, and helped with CSF’s bake sale after the football game.
[Written by Renee Pugh for the December 2010 Newsletter, which can be found here]