We kicked off the year challenging you to renew your mind, soul and body.
Mind ~ through reading the Word
Soul ~ through a Daniel Fast
Body ~ through exercising 20 minutes a day.
My challenge to you is to keep it going. Don’t let it be just a 21 day thing but a lifestyle thing. Let's prepare for a great year!
1 Peter 1:13-16, “Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
We have 2 options…
WE CAN PREPARE OR REPAIR
Are you living your life to where you are preparing yourself for what God wants to do in your life or are you living your life to where God is going to have to do a miracle and your life is in need of healing and repair?
- PREPARE YOUR MINDS ~ Renew your minds daily
- KEEP SOBER IN SPIRIT ~ Be Holy Spirit led
- FIX YOUR HOPE ON GRACE ~ Remember that the future is in God’s hands of grace.
PREPARATION TAKES PATIENCE
There are no shortcuts to God’s blessings. We live in a culture that wants things now. We can get so impatient with God.
PREPARATION TAKES DISCIPLINE
It’s a daily discipline. If you want to have a blessed year, it happens one day at a time so make every day count.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow isn’t here yet. Today is what matters!
PREPARATION TAKES INTENTIONALITY
Are you living your life proactive or reactive? You can pay now and play later or play now and pay later.
Let me encourage you to live 2014 being proactive not just reactive. When you are proactive, you are preparing. If you are reactive, you are repairing.
Preparing Lets You Focus on Today
Repairing Makes You Focus on Yesterday
Preparing Increases Efficiency
Repairing Consumes Time
Preparing Increases Confidence
Repairing Breeds Discouragement
Preparing Saves Money
Repairing Increases Costs
Preparing Pays Now for Tomorrow
Repairing Pays Now for Yesterday
Preparing Takes You To a Higher Level
Repairing Becomes an Obstacle to Growth
Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
God has prepared for us and has a plan for our life. We need to be prepared to walk through the doors that He opens!
Make a decision that you are going to Be Different in 2014!