This weekend at church, Chris Hodges, the founder at Highlands Church in Alabama spoke. He gave some great perspective on how our new years resolutions should be more focused on life after earth. In fact he outlined that if you try to resolve your life with earthly things, you will find yourself frustrated, tired, and just plain Unfulfilled. He suggested that we start the year off with a bang by following 4 things.
Pray: We should give our first and our best to God, the rest is ours to use as we please. Megan and I have been getting up every morning, ok she is better than I am but Youversion makes reading the bible so easy, and praying over your day sets it in the right direction. Gone are the excuses of waking up on the wrong side of the bed, I know that if I am having a bad day, I have a choice to change it through my actions, Prayer.
Serve: I can tell you from personal experience that when we change from Church Consumers to Christlike Servants, you get to impact the eternal. We server every week in Yukon, I can say that I get more out of serving our service more than going to the service, my church consumerisim attitude is over and donewith.
Give: Your time, energy, and love. Many people rope in the tithe, 10%, ore more unfortunately what they find in the bottom of their pocket when the offering plate goes by. Our lives began to transform when we started giving our first to God. Give without want, give because you understand that God cause use your gifts to impact the world.
Share Christ: This is the most difficult for most, including myself. Many people are afraid of being shut down, not knowing what to say, or losing a friend. We are called to sow seeds, thats it, sometimes just living life differently than others can sow that seed, but never back down from an opportunity.
This year I grew more than I ever have, not just in my belly, but in my relationship with Jesus and being a leader of our household. 2011 presents such a great opportunity, Megan and I are wanting to surpass our growth of 2010 and step up our game. I don't want to limit our goals, but we are shooting high, we truly want to make an impact in this world. I challenge everyone to look at this 4 simple things, and see how we can all make an impact.