Daily question(s)

Planning your day and/or reflecting on it

Your goal in SYNC is more Star-gazing (watching Jesus, our "star" and hero) than it is navel-gazing ("How am I doing? How am I doing?") So as you use these questions about yourself, keep this one basic rule in mind, no exceptions:
When SYNCing, always ask, "What has he said or done?" before you ask, "How am I doing?"
 
That keeps you rooted in him, and that keeps you positively motivated to improve. Your feelings are lifted by how great the music is, not depressed by how badly you danced in the last day or two.
Plan your day

Seeing Yourself iN Christ (SYNC-ing) is a day at a time process. Start your day with one or more of these questions, the spiritual equivalent of a strong cup of coffee. Or skip these and just look at  the meme , thinking about its implications for your day.

 

MAIN QUESTIONS (included on  the Mercy Poster )

 

  • How do I show Jesus how glad I am for his mercy to me?

  • What opportunities do I have to spread his mercy so others can experience it too?


EXTRAS WHEN YOU AREN'T RUNNING LATE

 

  • When I am struck by the awesome self-sacrifice and mercy of Jesus Christ, how does that affect the way I see the day ahead of me?  

(Everything looks different when you See Yourself iN Christ, receiving his mercy. He did not owe us that mercy but he gave it. Now we owe him.) ​​

  • Am I refusing mercy to anyone because they do not deserve it? What does Jesus want me to do about that? 

(We can be unmerciful to everyone Jesus has no mercy for. But if he has mercy for someone and we don't, we are out of SYNC.) 

  • The more we appreciate the mercy Christ gives us, the more merciful we become. Have a mercy-saturated day! 

(If I love my neighbors like I love myself, I will want God's mercy as much for them as I do for me.) 

BOTTOM LINE

What SYNC activities and/or other actions, readings, habits, etc. will I build into my day so I make sure that Christ's mercy hangs over my whole day like the sky?

PRAYER TO END YOUR PLANNING TIME --  "SYNC me!" 

Reflect on your day

Seeing Yourself iN Christ (SYNC-ing) is a day at a time process. End your day with one or more of these questions, or just look back at  the meme  and ask yourself how well it describes your day.

MAIN QUESTIONS (included on  the Mercy Poster )

 

  • Where did I see, feel, or share God’s mercy today? 

  • When did mercy Scripture come to mind? 

  • Any regrets?

EXTRAS WHEN YOU ARE LESS TIRED THAN USUAL

  • What did I do to make sure this whole day did not go by without thanking Jesus even once for his mercy and his sacrifice? 

(Thank God for whatever reminders worked)
       

  • ​Was there any situation where the thought of Christ's mercy kept me from doing something I would naturally have done otherwise? 

(Praise God for the power of mercy to change us.)​

  • Did I hear anyone mention Christ's mercy today? Did I mention it to anyone else?       

(God gets overlooked at lot. You can help fix that. Speak up and give credit where credit is due.) 

 

  • ​Did I run into any people today who really need God's mercy? Will I see those people again tomorrow?     

(Repent of missed chances, and turn your attention back to God's intentions when he sent the Spirit.)​

BOTTOM LINE

How much of God's mercy did I bring into the world by living today the way I did?

(The more mercy we bring, the more we show that heaven's transforming power is coming to earth, just as Jesus said it is; Mk. 1.15. We really are what we prayed God would make us--channels of his mercy.)

 

BEDTIME DECLARATION

This is a Night of Atonement, and we will rest, knowing that Jesus has had mercy on us.

 

BEDTIME PRAYER --  "SYNC me!" 

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