Make It A Momentous Monday

Pick out a local church leader and pray for him & his family, being very specific in your petitions on their behalf.

Email a missionary to encourage them and get an update on how their work is going.

Buy a gift card and try to give it anonymously to a young or struggling family you know.

Thoughtfully select several people to compliment & encourage by writing on their social media platform.

Briefly visit a brother or sister in an assisted living facility or nursing home.

Ask a co-worker, classmate, or neighbor what you can be praying for them about.

Listen to a book of the Bible in its entirety on your commute.

Let go of a grudge or deep-seated resentment.

Do an unexpected deed of kindness for a random stranger.

Speak to someone you see regularly about your faith–what God is doing in your life, what’s going on at church, etc

Spend some one-on-one time with one of your children (playing a game they enjoy, going for a walk, etc.).

Show love to your mate in some tangible way you know he/she enjoys (speak their “love language”).

Practice pleasantness with everyone you meet today, being mindful of your facial expressions and body language.

Carve out some time for meaningful, personal devotion (including Bible reading, singing, and prayer)–make worship more than a Sunday matter!

None of these are overly time-consuming. Pick as many as you can. If you cannot get to them all tomorrow, then pick up where you left off the next day. Grow your list. Use your imagination and creativity. Find yourself looking and acting more like Jesus! See yourself in Matthew 5:13-16.

13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

By Neal Pollard Published with permission from

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