Day 1: Monday• Read Colossians 1:9–13.
Pray this prayer for someone today. Which of these things would you most like God to work into your life?
Day 2: Tuesday• Read Joel 2:1–10.
Sketch this passage. • What does this description make you feel? Why?
Read Colossians 3:12–17. • Ask God to show you if there is someone you have wronged. • Is there someone you need to reconcile with as you focus on Christ?
Day 3: Wednesday • Read Joel 2:12–17.
Ask God to show you if there is something you need to repent of. • What does it mean to “rend your heart”?
Day 4: Thursday• Read Isaiah 58:1–12.
Ask God to show you if you are going through the outward motions during this Holy week, yet acting unjustly before him in everyday life. • Is there someone you need to be helping right now?
Day 5: Friday • Read Psalm 51.
Write the sins that God brings to mind on a sheet of paper. Confess them, then shred the paper to symbolize that they are in the past. • What is one area in which you need to feel that you are “whiter than snow”?
Day 6: Saturday• Read 2 Corinthians 6:4–10.
Write a note of encouragement to a spiritual leader who has sacrificed time or effort for you. • How have you experienced the kind of victory during difficulties that Paul is talking about in these verses?
Day 7: Sunday• Read Matthew 6:1–6.
Give away something of value today, whether it is money or a possession. • What kind of motives do you generally have when giving? What do you tend to expect in return? • Read Genesis 3:1–7. • Discuss with someone else the fatal decisions in this passage. What similar dialogue are you having with “the serpent” these days?