Read the Scripture and devotional either on your own or with your people (family, small group, roommates), and then come together for the discussion each day.
2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
14 Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? 15 What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever? 16 And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said:
“I will live in them
and walk among them.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
17 Therefore, come out from among unbelievers,
and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord.
Don’t touch their filthy things,
and I will welcome you.
18 And I will be your Father,
and you will be my sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty.”
7 Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.
As we are ending Revival Week, we want to stop and celebrate what God has done in our lives and look forward to where we are going from here. As much as an official week of consecration and fasting can do for us, we must continue to move forward with the year. And we want to move forward differently because of what we have experienced this week.
We can write down what God has told us this week and share it with our friends. We can consider how these moments of consecration invite us into God’s mission. What has God done and how can we remember it for the rest of the year?
We can consider the partnerships that we have in our lives. Are we teaming up with evil in our daily rhythms? Are there things we need to permanently leave behind as we move forward as part of God’s holy people?
We can also think about the rhythms we are developing. Are we creating space for us to walk with God? We know that our whole lives are spent in God’s presence, but we will experience that presence more as we intentionally make space to worship God on our own and with the church body.
Adding and subtracting things from our lives works in tandem and is never finished. As we leave things behind, we need to add good things to fill the gaps. As we add in good things, we also must leave things behind to make space. We will never outgrow our need to be formed like Christ and the habits we develop after revival week can serve us for the rest of our lives.
How has God moved in your life this week? What has God impressed on your heart? What has He asked you to do in obedience? The answers shared in your group will probably not be the same, but you can pray for one another and celebrate together and hold one another accountable. Perhaps God has revealed Himself to you in a new way. Perhaps God is asking you to practice a spiritual discipline. Perhaps you are learning to see the world in a new way. Perhaps God has laid a tangible step of obedience on your heart. Taking that step is the continuation of revival week in your life.
Share your next step into the new and deeper with Jesus. Write it down on an index card and put it over your sink or on the bathroom mirror. Make it your lock screen on your phone.
For your kids: What space can you make to meet with God regularly?
Matthew 28 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Thank God for never sending you anywhere without Him. Commit to steady obedience to living what He has commanded and to teaching it to others.