Mustard Seed Affirmations for a Whole Life Faith
Do you want to join with others in the mustard seed network to encourage the growth of God’s mustard seed all over the world? If so, consider joining MSA friends by creating a discipline of life that enables you, in community with others, to become a whole life disciple of Jesus Christ. We encourage you to use this as a tool to design your own rule of life that will enable you to join in community with your MSA friends all over the world. We would be interested in learning the discipline you create for yourself and how it enables you to more consistently follow Jesus in your entire life 24/7.
AFFIRMATION This day I choose to follow Jesus making God’s purposes my purposes by relinquishing all the self-interested aspirations of modern culture.
RULE To implement this affirmation I will draft a personal, biblical mission statement and use it to help focus my life in a way that reflects the purposes and values of God’s kingdom.
Whole Life Faith
AFFIRMATION This day I choose to embrace a whole life faith and turn from a compartmentalized faith that has little to do with my stressed, fractured daily life or with the purposes of God’s kingdom.
RULE I will use my mission statement to shape every part of my life, freeing up as much time and resource as possible to invest in the advance of God’s kingdom.
Witness & Service
AFFIRMATION This day I choose to demonstrate that the good life of God is the life given away by putting others’ needs ahead of my own.
RULE I will give regular expression to my mission statement by inviting God to use my mustard seed to make a difference in the world either through my work time or my discretionary time and by becoming an advocate for the marginalized.
AFFIRMATION This day I choose to embrace a life growing in my intimacy, knowledge and trust in the triune God by turning away from my distracted and spiritually barren life.
RULE I will create and follow a daily discipline which includes prayer, mediation and/or reflection on scripture as well as participating in periodic retreats for renewal and prayer.
Worship & Celebration
AFFIRMATION This day I choose to join others in worshipping the living God with my entire life turning from a culture that fears to acknowledge God.
RULE I will embrace a lifestyle of worship that includes regular participation with others in which we praise God and celebrate the hopeful in-breaking of God’s new order into our lives and God’s world.
AFFIRMATION This day I choose to seek community, support and accountability turning away from an unaccountable life and an individualistic faith.
RULE I will find and join a small group of the followers of Jesus where I will seek to be known, loved and held accountable for every aspect of my life.
Mustard Seed Community
AFFIRMATION This day I choose to join with mustard seed friends all over the world by rejecting narrow culturally conforming views of Christian faith and affirming the importance of anticipating new opportunities, dreaming new dreams and creating new ways to advance God’s mustard seed plantings in our lives, communities, and God’s world.