DAY 1 of 40: We are excited announce today 40Days for Choose to Invest!
TODAY... We ask that you mark your calendar for 40Days and seek God together with us as we:
PRAY: we will be updating the blog daily sharing the story of invest and ask you join us in celebration and prayer FAST: we are giving up some of our favorites things for 40Days and would love for you to join us in this time of sacrifice and trust GIVE: that you would position yourselves to be able to hear from God throughout these 40Days, and know clearly how He is asking you to partner with Choose to Invest as we continue to disciple the next generation in the US and Kenya!
WILL YOU JOIN US? We believe that much like God asking Noah to build the Ark, several years ago we heard God calling us to be obedient by starting to building invest. As a family it didn't really make sense... we wanted to obey but we knew that we couldn’t do it alone. YOU were there ready to invest with us! Not knowing exactly how this would turn out or how fast it would go we were truly putting piece by piece together in faith and doing everything God commanded of us. Needing wisdom and guidance for every single step, God has done AMAZING things, and it could only be him!
2011 is going to be a new year for invest as we are launching out into new territory. For a while God has been speaking to us through Noah’s story. God has been challenging us with Noah’s radical faith and a willingness to follow after God with his whole family. As God clearly puts the next steps before us, we sense the Holy Spirit at work asking us to trust Him in our preparation for a new season...
WHY IS TODAY SO SPECIAL? As we have been preparing for Choose to Invest in 2011, God has consistently brought this verse to our hearts.
Genesis 7:5 “Noah did every thing that God commanded of him.”
We felt called to launch the new season in February and verse 11, of the 7th Chapter of Genesis reads: "And in the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all of the fountains of the great deep burst forth and the windows of the heavens were opened”… and thus began the 40 days…
So, today on the seventeenth day of the second month we are stepping out in faith, we are telling the story of invest and sharing with you the future we believe God is calling us to, a new season with Choose to Invest. Over the next 40Days we ask you to begin to pray, we ask that you join us in fasting, we ask that you to prepare your hearts to see how God leads you to partner together with us and Choose to Invest. We are upon a new generation: a generation longing for discipleship and sacrificial living for the Kingdom of God.
At the end of 40Days we are trusting God for a new season, we are trusting in God's promises! Promises that God shared with us years ago, promises confirmed on our first trip to Kenya, promises for this generation, and promises for eternity!
Trusting in God's Promises,
Nathanael and Kristin Avery