There was a statistic taken that listed the three things people at the age of 95 wish they had done more of in their life. Like most people, I desire to learn from the mistakes and success of others, so when I hear things like this, my ears perk up. What do you think the majority said? They wish they had more money? Worked longer? Spent more time with family? They said they wish they would have reflected more, risked more and did more that outlived them.
That makes total sense! If our life is aligned to the purpose (to glorify God-Isa. 43:7) and the mission (to make multiplying disciples through the process of evangelism and discipleship Mt 28:18-20) God gave us, these top three would not be ours. We would be investing in the things that outlive us, would be taking healthy risks to walk by faith and would be reflecting on God and our alignment to His plan for our lives.
Just like other things in life which are important to us, we have to be intentional. The law of entropy says things naturally go from order to disorder. We need to be intentional about living out our purpose and mission. There is a need to steward the gift and responsibility of glorifying God (displaying His heart/character).
When we spend quality time processing how He is revealing Himself to us, we will become more effective at proclaiming His character to those in our sphere of influence.
In light of this I am starting Brag on God Friday's. It's a link up to share how God has revealed Himself that week. You can share how He came through for you when you took a step of faith, how He answered a prayer, what He showed you through His Word about Himself, or how He gave a glimpse of Himself through His creation. Every Sunday is an opportunity to rest and reflect on the past week and see how God has shown Himself and then get to share it with others.
"Proclaim his glory to the nations, his mighty deeds to all peoples." 1 Chron. 16:24, Ps 96:3
Some things to help you process how God has revealed Himself are:
1. What did you read about in God's Word and how can you see His heart or character through it?
2. Glance back through your calendar and think of the things you were nervous or fearful about. How did God come
3. Think about prayer requests that were answered.
4. Look back through your journal and note the things which stood out or were repeated and how does that reveal
5. Ask youself: What verses talk about God's character and how did He evidence that to you in your last week?
6. Romans 1:20 says, "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine
nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made..." So how can you see God's heart
and character through what has been made?
If you would like to use this opportunity to brag on God, please link up. I will put it up late Saturday night. Please just post my button within your post. Thank you!
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