Read Luke 4:16-30
“You can’t go home again.” It’s a popular saying that gets at one of the difficulties you now face. You’ve left camp and returned to real life, where people are going about their normal routines. They haven’t spent a week of daily worship, prayer, and service. And it’s hard for them to get as excited as you are.
Hopefully you’ve come home with passion – ready to change the world – starting with your hometown, or your church, or maybe even your family. Know that even Jesus struggled at home. While your friends and family are unlikely to try to throw you off a cliff, you will face challenges. Even in these challenges, Christ went before you, and Christ goes with you now. Just as it was on Him, know that “the Spirit of the Lord is upon [you].”
What is the biggest challenge you face on your return home? What do you need to do that might change the way people at home see you?
Ever present God, thank You for walking beside me. Thank You for being with me as I return to regular life. Help me to feel Your Spirit upon me as I go about my daily life and trust You to guide me on the way.