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Pastor of College and Young Adults at Christ the King

One of the ekklesia facilitators 

Bellingham, Wa

Day 36: I Need the Kind from Space Jam

[If you want to know how and why this devotional came into existence feel free to read this]

What you will need:

(Here is the week 1, week 2,  week 3,  week 4 and week 5 sheets if you want them)

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Theme: Longing

Passage for April 5th: Jeremiah 31:31-34

Bars from “Finish Line/ Drown”

Gimme the water, gimme the waterI need the kind from Space Jam
Get this money, get this budget, KOK to day camp
I got to pray I got to pray, like Hammer after “2 Legit”
I got the power I could poke Lucifer with crucifix

A Thought:

At an unseen milestone in my son’s future I wanted an heirloom to pass on to him. Something that signified a passing from one season to another. So, after he was born, I spent the better part of the year saving for a watch. I remember waiting for it at the door I was so excited. I checked the tracking information every hours to see if had been delivered to my house. When it arrived I was excited for weeks. I glanced down at my wrist every few moments, excited to one day down at my wrist.  After time that began to fade… and finally, something happened. I wanted another watch. The novelty of new wears of quickly. Materialism satisfies us in a similar way that a candy bar satisfies our hunger, temporarily. 

God’s people had traded their hearts to things that did not bring them life. Like my watch what they were living for and out of left them unsatisfied and alone. They needed an exchange.. a return to what God had promised. Something with actual power to sustain them. The newness of heart God is promising in Jeremiah 31 is not novel nor will it fade. It will become what pumps life into our bodies, integral to the way that we live and move. This is what God is promising to do. He is going to replace our heart of stone with a heart of flesh. A heart where God’s Spirit will dwell … 

That day is coming. We look to our God. 

Here is the thought that I am thinking about today: In what ways have exchanged the living water that God is offering for counterfeit ones? What would it look like to ask the Lord to exchange it for what will sustain me?

Mediation: Psalm 72:12-14

We are starting to make a turn toward the final days of Jesus’ life. Read the meditation passage slowly and deliberately today asking God to prepare you heart for Holy Week. Lock in on a phrase or a word that seems to be sticking out to you. As you color today, ask God why is this phrase sticking out to you. Listen to what he is saying in response.