Pause

Slow down, breathe deep, and connect to your power source.

“In this room you see a big bulb and a big switch. But, if there is no connection with the main power house, then there can be no light. Faith and prayer is the connection with God, and when that is there, there is service.”

Mother Teresa

Take a moment, connecting with God, and know this: Faith carries you through. Faith calls you to action. Faith is enough.

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Listen

I cry out to you from the depths, Lord— my Lord, listen to my voice! Let your ears pay close attention to my request for mercy! If you kept track of sins, Lord— my Lord, who would stand a chance? But forgiveness is with you— that’s why you are honored.

Psalm 130:1-4

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Think

Several years ago, I took a group of youth to a corn maze. After a while, a few started to find their way out, but others seemed hopelessly lost in the turns and dead ends. At one point, a youth who was still in the maze called out to anyone who could hear him to ask for directions. Without missing a beat, one of the youth who had found her way out called back to guide the lost ones towards her voice.

Life has those moments — some are simply frustrating like a corn maze, but others are true feelings of despair from the depths. We all want a faith that understands someone is out there listening and someone is willing to help, but that’s hard to remember when we’re lost in the maze.

Even when we’re questioning, even when we’re doubting, it’s our faith that pulls us through in those moments. We may not know what answer will come, but we still cry out. Someone is listening, and someone cares.

Chris Cherry

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Pray

Lord, sometimes I feel truly lost. Sometimes I feel alone. Help me to remember that you are always there, always listening, and always loving. Guide me to your voice. Amen.

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Go

Faith is both amazing and frustrating. Faith is what invites questions and what keeps us going. What step can you take today?

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chris Cherry

Chris Cherry is the Associate Pastor for Youth and Families at First Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC. He and his wife, Tory, just welcomed their first child and all are excited about this new adventure in life.

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