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INTENTIONal

 

Day Two of The Belt of Truth:30-Day Challenge 

 

Reading At the Throne of Grace this morning I came upon this:

 

Empower us unto holiness as we seek to walk in a way that is consistent with Your wonderful love and Your perfect righteousness.

Give us humility to know that no matter how we resolve to live in Your honor, we have no strength of our own to accomplish that end.

So we walk by faith from day to day, depending on our heavenly Father to meet our needs.

Grant us more of the faith that overcomes the world.

~ John MacArthur

This I will do today, at least, to get me closer to the belt.

 

Monday Motivation…

nofear.jpgAs a new year is upon us, I am changing my perspective on one thing that motivates me. Fear. I am motivated by fear of failure. At work, I am motivated by the fear of failing my bosses, my doctors (I work at a hospital), my coworkers. At home, I don’t ever want to fail my wife or kids. Fear is unhealthy and should not be a motivator for anyone!

This year, I am refusing to be motivated by fear. I will now be motivated by FAITH. Faith in my abilities to be the strong employee that I know I am. God has given me the ability to do my job very well. Knowing this, why not be motivated by faith in my skills and abilities.

As for home, I have faith in most of my skills. I still have much growing to do in the area of husband and father. However, I need to have faith in the skills I have and use them to the best of my ability.

Fear is unhealthy. Faith is strong. This year, I choose faith.

Walk By Faith

I was driving down the road last night to pick up some pizza for dinner and I heard this song on the radio. It’s not a new song, or one I’ve never heard before, but it hit me between the eyes.

I figure I’m not the only one who would appreciate hearing this beauty again. Hope it brightens your Monday as much as it brightened my Sunday!

Walk By FaithJeremy Camp

Would I believe you when you would say
Your hand will guide my every way
Will I receive the words You say
Every moment of every day

Well I will walk by faith
Even when I cannot see
Well because this broken road
Prepares Your will for me

Help me to win my endless fears
You’ve been so faithful for all my years
With one breath You make me new
Your grace covers all I do

Well I will walk by faith
Even when I cannot see
Well because this broken road
Prepares Your will for me

Well I’m broken, but I still see Your face
Well You’ve spoken, pouring Your words of grace

Well I will walk by faith
Even when I cannot see
Well because this broken road
Prepares Your will for me

Well hallelujah, hallelu
(I will walk by faith)
Well hallelujah, hallelu
(I will walk by faith)

I will walk, I will walk, I will walk by faith

Jon Kitna’s 180

Despite an unfortunate choice at a recent halloween party, Kitna is the next sports star to come out of the Christian closet (even the linked article references his faith). In a society where being a Christian does not always carry a positive weight, it seems there are more and more stories of Christian athletes these days. From LT to the whole Rockies organization to Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith, and now Kitna, in yesterday’s SI Players feature, sporting a hat with a cross on it:

SI: Why he insisted on wearing this hat in his Players picture:
Kitna: I had a religious conversion in the mid-1990s. People tell me you can’t mix sports and your faith, and blah, blah, blah… I’m not going to stop. My authority is Jesus Christ, and he tells me in Matthew 28 to go throughout the land and preach the gospel. That is my job.

Cool. Go Lions…. I’d be interested in hearing his 180 story, but alas, he hasn’t yet completed one of my 180 interviews…

Promises

People Commended for Their Faith

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. For by it the people of old received God’s commendation. By faith we understand that the worlds were set in order at God’s command, so that the visible has its origin in the invisible. By faith Abel offered God a greater sacrifice than Cain, and through his faith he was commended as righteous, because God commended him for his offerings. And through his faith he still speaks, though he is dead. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he did not see death, and he was not to be found because God took him up. For before his removal he had been commended as having pleased God. Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. By faith Noah, when he was warned about things not yet seen, with reverent regard constructed an ark for the deliverance of his family. Through faith he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

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Stefan Update

To all AC180 readers,

Thank you to each of you that have supported the AC180 family and specifically our brother Stefan Tarapchak. Below is a post directly from Stef’s site updating everyone on the results of his surgery today. Stef’s wonderful wife Sandi has taken over the reigns of his blog while he is recovering. We want to take this time to again thank you for your prayers, for spreading the word and for supporting the entire AC180 family. Please continue to lift Stef and his family in your prayers and let us never forget to give God the glory, the honor and the praise! Continue reading

Spiritually Buff

Wouldn’t it be so nice if there were spiritual steroids, something that would boost up our spiritual life? Something that would give us an instant understanding of God and great faith with him with just an injection. Just like steroids we wouldn’t have to do anything to get big “spiritual muscles”. Of course there is nothing that can do that, we have to workout our spiritual muscles. We have to get out and do something so our faith gets deeper.

There is no instant faith substance. It takes time but sometimes we get lazy. If you have ever started a membership to a gym you probably know exactly what I’m talking about. You start off with great intentions to get in better shape but after a while you get lazy and you stop going as often. If you still go to the gym the same amount of time that you did your first week of your membership that is great but it is tough to do that. It would be easier to sit around than go to the gym but then you wouldn’t get any better health. Continue reading