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Intentional Faith Development – Day 17

“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

The song “Day by Day” from the musical Godspell expresses the Christian disciple’s desire to grow in the grace of Christ and to advance daily in the knowledge and love of God. In the musical, the cast acts out the parable of the unforgiving servant (Matthew 18:23-35). After Jesus explains that his followers must forgive each other from their hearts, the cast sings a beautiful prayer that asks God for three things: “To see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, follow thee more nearly day by day” (Godspell, Stephen Schwartz, 1973).

By your grace, O God, let every step I take bring me one step closer to you.


Challenge: Thank a teacher of the faith in your congregation—a class or study leader, a pastor, a youth or children’s volunteer.

Adapted from Cultivating Fruitfulness, ©Abingdon Press 2008. Used by Permission.

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