HOPE: Discovering Life by Doing Your Best
Our spiritual formation theme for this academic year is HOPE: Discovering Life. We have talked often about what Peter says in 1 Peter 1:3-5, especially the phrase “born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
Our first chapel of the spring semester is tomorrow, January 18, at 7:00 p.m. The theme for this service is “HOPE: Discovering Life by Doing Your Best.” Beginning that morning and continuing until the end of the month, the Point community will receive a daily devotional developing that theme. A group of Point alumni have been asked to write these devotionals, and you will find them to be great encouragements as you begin a new semester.
One of the great things about God is that He isn’t into the comparison game that seems to dominate our culture. God doesn’t ask us to do someone else’s best, but our best. We don’t have to compare “our best” to anyone else. All God asks for is “our best.” The comparison games we play–academically, socially, athletically, spiritually–can beat us up and cause us to want to give up. As a community, we have the opportunity this semester to live in a way counter to the voice of our culture and counter to our own intuitive ideas about life.
Every morning, beginning tomorrow, you will hear from a Point alum who has modeled “doing your best” in a variety of life situations. Please take a moment or two to read them and let some of our extended Point family bless us each day.
Written by Wye Huxford, Vice President of Spiritual Formation and Dean of Chapel