Congratulations! You have just crossed the finish line……….
The past 30 days we have challenged ourselves to Praise God through the Psalms and dare to line up to Truth by engaging in practical application…every day for 30 days. I don’t know about you, but honestly somewhere around day 18 my attitude about everything seemed to mellow and soften. Something happened in me by re-arranging my focus.
But, life is not just a 30 day Truth Dare. It is a day by day, moment by moment, breath by breath experience that requires a power greater than just our own. When left to ourselves, we handle life according to “just” our human reasoning. And, as smart as we might like to think we are, we are no match to the wisdom of God. We need Him. And, We need TRUTH. He is the Truth, and His Word is Truth. So, my friend, this is not the end, but really only the beginning of the challenge of lining our lives up to truth. Each day the finish line is when our head hits the pillow at night. And, each morning brings a new day and a new challenge to dare to trust God and to dare to live by the application of what His word says. Each day we have the fresh choice of relationship with the Father. His mercy, love, and invitation to us is new every single day.
Will you join me in saying…”This is just the beginning”
Here are our 10 WILD Life Principles
- To lead well, we must learn to follow well.
- To lead well, we must learn to love well.
- To lead well, we must submit to a renewed mind.
- To lead well, we must die daily to our own dreams and trust that God has a plan for us.
- To lead well, we must learn to Praise God in all things
- To lead well, we must learn to focus on things above not cave in to things around us.
- To lead well we must learn to give others courage, through the gift of encouragement.
- To lead well, we must look for the good in all things, circumstances, and people.
- To lead well, we must sow generously, because we will reap what we sow.
- To lead well, we must choose an undivided heart, living by the truth of God’s word, not human understanding.
Let’s Cross that 30 Day Finish Line…….
Praise Prayer/ Psalm 111:2-6, Psalm 34:17-19. Psalm 111:10
Great are the works of the Lord;
they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
and his righteousness endures forever.
He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
the LORD is gracious and compassionate.
He provides food for those who fear him;
He remembers his covenant forever.
The righteous cry out
and the LORD hears them.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The righteous man may have many troubles,
But the LORD delivers him from them all
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom
all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
To Him belongs eternal praise.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.
Trust int he Lord will all your heart
Lean not on your own understanding
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes,
fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
Honor the Lord with your wealth,
with the first fruits of all your crops,
then your barns will be overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
My son, do not despises the Lord’s discipline
Because the LORD disciplines those he loves.
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it.
Do not plot harm against your neighbor
Do not accuse a man for no reason
The Challenge Steps
- Read This Proverb
- Digest It’s Words
- Ask yourself What God is speaking to your heart through it
- Pray for understanding
- Ask God to teach you how to walk it out.
Lord, Thank you for the past 30 days. They have proved to me once again that your Word is alive and works in us. Even though I usually did not “feel” a thing when I read and applied the truth dare, something was happening, because your word has worked in me. Now, Father may I not cross a 30 day finish line and stop, but continue to digest your word daily, daring myself to believe it and challenging myself to find life application in it. Lord may there be less of me and more of thee!