Today we’re starting the Inside Out Project, and we couldn’t be more excited! We believe the only way to experience personal and lasting change is to change from the inside out. The Inside Out Project will bring about outward change, but the outward transformation will be an expression of an inward change.
Our key verse through this 30-day adventure is Romans 12:2. We want you to memorize it and meditate on it for the next month.
“Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-informed maturity in you.” –Romans 12:2 (The Msg)
We also believe that change happens best when we focus on an eternal motivation. So, we want you to download the Prayer Card every week; and as you work on physical fitness, pray for the people listed that we are reaching in our Woodlands Church mission projects. Here is what we are challenging you to do:
1. WALK A MILE IN THEIR SHOES.
Every day, walk a mile to exercise your body; but as you do, pray for the people we are ministering to in the mission project on the weekly card. If you already jog three or four miles a day, just bring the card along and pray for the hurting and hungry that are listed on the card.
2. EAT A MEAL IN THEIR SHOES.
Half the world lives on less than a dollar a day, and their diet consists of no more than one cup of rice and one cup of beans a day. We are challenging you to eat at least one of your three daily meals like half the world does. You may even want to go three or four days with eating only one meal a day (one cup rice, one cup beans). When we feel a little twinge of hunger, it will remind us to pray and care for those who have nothing.
3. GIVE MY EXTRA OFFERING on June 23/24
As we lose pounds we don’t need, we can give pounds to people who desperately need it! The weekend of June 23/24, we are having a special missions’ offering to give extra, thanking God for the weight we’ve lost and helping feed those who need it the most.
We’re praying for you and every day we will give you encouragement on our blog as we do the Inside Out Project together.
-Kerry and Chris