Today is World Thinking Day, did you know?
Established in 1926, world thinking day is a day of international friendship that speaks out about issues that affect girls and young women.
Founded by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, each year on February 22, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes in mind that honor their sister “girls” in other countries.
It’s meant to be a thought provoking day that inspires girls to take time to remember how they are part of a worldwide movement.
While I’ve never personally been a girl scout, I can’t help but think (which is fitting for world thinking day) how applicable this is to my life, your life, and the church community at large.
It’s easy to look at our small pockets of the world and be limited by our own personal blinders. Everyday we are faced with personal circumstances and choices that keep us focused on the here and now. I’m not saying this is bad. In fact, it’s perfectly fine to live our lives in the present and be mindful about our life focus. But. It’s also great to stop, zoom out, think and remember all the ways we are also part of a worldwide movement.
There is so much going on.
There are 7 billion people in the world.
God is everywhere, all the time.
Life is not just about you or me. It’s about we.
I mean, think about it.
God is doing cool things in China at this very moment that have nothing to do with you personally, but have everything to do with you spiritually because you are part of the family of God.
On this devotional list alone there are people from Canada, the US, Germany, France, South Africa, the list goes on.
We live apart, yet we are close, connected, together, bonded by faith.
Isn’t that cool?
Doesn’t your life suddenly feel bigger and more connected?
With this in mind, take a few minutes today to think and pray about what God is doing in the world, how He wants to use you, and pray for the church at large scattered all across the globe.
It’s World Thinking Day, after all, so here’s something to think about:
”All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:27 (NLT)