How This Bible Verse Is Making a Big Impact on Us Today
“Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch - as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.”
1st Corinthians 5:7
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This month, we are doing some serious reflecting on this passage as we walk through this next season in our lives. We’re here to share what these words mean to us and how we as Uncommon Creatives can bring these words to life in today’s world.
We would LOVE to encourage you to take some of these ideas to heart and try them for yourself! Even more importantly, take a little time to reflect on this passage and see how these words can take shape in your own life.
Get rid of the old yeast
This is an idea we’ve explored before, but boy - is it worth revisiting! Your time, your gifts, and your talents are truly precious. So let’s get clear on what the “old yeast” may be for you right now. One simple idea you can start implementing now:
Take a good, hard look at your calendar, your to-do list, or your screen time. Use any tool you have that gives you an honest snapshot of how you’re spending your days. Now, let’s identify one thing you want to do less of, something that you know is not serving you. Then, let’s choose one thing you want to spend more time on - a hobby, a great book you’ve been meaning to read, or maybe getting together with a person who lights you up!
Start small. Replace a few minutes of the thing you want to do less of with the thing you want to do more of. Determine what makes sense for your schedule and the tasks at hand, and then make it super easy to make that change.
Here’s an example: You want to spend less time on social media, and you want to spend more time in prayer. Take a look at your screen time for social media now and set a limit of five minutes less than your current average. When you get the limit reminder on your phone, set it down and pray for the next five minutes. Set a timer if that's helpful! Keep moving the needle, little by little, until you are spending your time more thoughtfully on things you truly want to be doing!
If you want a deeper dive into how you can “get rid of the old yeast,” check out our previous posts for nuggets on how to edit your home intentionally, how to respectfully limit your time with those who drain your energy, or how to make room in your life for what truly matters to you.
A new, unleavened batch, as you really are
“As you really are.” Woof!
We’ve been thinking about this, especially when it comes to who we really are … right now. We’ve all been through so much in the past couple of years, and we don’t think it’s possible to come out of all of that unchanged. So here are a few ways to reflect on you, as you really are:
Reach out to a friend who really knows you and can remind you of exactly what makes you so darn lovable. Journal. Go for a walk. Listen to music you love now. Listen to music that brings back great memories and see how much of those lyrics still ring true for you. In the end, do something that sounds exciting to you … right now.
Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed
Find ways to honor what has been left behind while you rejoice in what has been made new. The Marie Kondo way of blessing and thanking what you are removing from your life is SO freaking helpful!
As much as you can, give some gratitude for the good and bad parts of what you’ve been through. It may be too much to expect that you give gratitude for the truly negative experiences you’ve endured. You can simply give gratitude for feeling frustrated or lost, for your grief, for your anger or sadness. It’s one step to help you move through those experiences and to free yourself up a bit more to be a “ new, unleavened batch.”
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So there you have it! A few simple ways to bring some biblical wisdom into the 21st century. Let us know what you think when you give these ideas a try and let us know what these words mean for you as you reflect on them. We’d LOVE to hear about it!
He is risen!
The Uncommon Team