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Jubilee Cards
Seasonal variations for 2024

In about one relaxing minute the Jubilee stretching exercise helps us get the truth about ourselves and our role in God's campaign onto our minds. We see ourselves as life-bringers, fruitful branches, etc. depending which SYNC season we are in, but we do not see those roles as things we have to try harder to do. 

Forcing ourselves to play those roles is as impossible as forcing ourselves to go to sleep. The harder we try to sleep, the more awake we stay. We have to relax. It is the same with “seeing ourselves in Christ.” We just relax and welcome the identity that God is giving us. And that’s what the cards help us do.

Simplest workout technique: pick up one Jubilee Card from the stack. As you start to glance down, say to the card, "Make my day." Then read it. 

Stay alert but relaxed during the day: always be watching for opportunities to connect, heal, or bless people, and keep asking God for more. The more blessing you get to deliver, the better you feel at the end of the day. "It is more blessed to give than to receive." (Acts 20.35) 

Remember, however, this is not a project you design or a contest in which you compete. This is God's campaign. Don't work hectically and don't get stressed out. You are not alone, not for a minute.


Decompress in the evening: Thank God for who you get to be in Christ and for any chances you had today to be a life-bringer (or whichever word was on today’s card). If you have some mistakes to confess, you can pray, “I’m sorry, Lord. I only made that mistake because I forgot who I was. Thank you for who I am by your grace, and let me live tomorrow more like the real me.” 

Don’t make the Jubilee Cards a burden, and don’t worry if you miss a day or two. You are not trying to score any points or prove anything with your exercising. You are trying to develop a new way of seeing yourself in Christ. Your aim is slow permanent change.



Why are we reading these cards at all?

Because the Jubilee Cards help us see ourselves in Christ, and that is the best way for us to start every day. Our days go a lot better when we know who we are than when we are mixed up, insecure, or when we just forget.


If we see ourselves the way the Jubilee Cards guide us, we will be good for each other and for everybody we meet the whole day. If we don’t, we may see ourselves as losers, weaklings, victims, or people who don’t fit anywhere. Then our days can get really messed up with fear, anger, shame, or loneliness. That’s miserable, and it can get us into even worse things. 


There’s more! The Jubilee Cards are only the tip of the iceberg of what the Bible tells us. If you look these verses up in the Bible and read the verses around them, you will see what we mean. Enjoy what is waiting for you there.


Why are they called “Jubilee Cards”?


  • “Jubilee” means a special celebration, and every Jubilee Card gives us something from the Bible to celebrate. 

  • Jubilee often means a 50-year celebration, and there are 50 Jubilee Cards -- 7 SYNC icons x 7 verses per icon = 49, plus one bonus verse for the “jubilee” number of 50.

  • If you see yourself the way the cards lead you, you will be “jubilant” (“jubilee-ant”). You will love who you are and what you get to do because you are “in Christ.”

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