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Christian Men at Work Podcast

Sep 30, 2020


First Light sent 9/29/20-Living on Purpose 

"Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom." - Psalm 90:12 - No one ever raised a great family by accident. No one ever built a great contributing business by chance. No one ever became a gifted musician accidentally. Nothing great is ever accomplished by sheer luck. That is why we are taught in scripture to "apply our hearts to wisdom". You and I need to take some time and think about where we want to be ten, twenty, fifty years from now. What do I want my family to be in the future? What do I want my marriage to be like in the future? What do I want to contribute to planet earth and the people that live here for the rest of my life? That's what it means to "number our days". You will never reach a goal unless you do it on purpose. Are you one of those "see what happens" people? Let me help you; if you shoot at nothing you will hit it every time. God's Word reveals that we were created for more than eating, burping, paying bills and dying. The Creator's original commission to us is still in effect. The first thing He ever said to humanity was "be fruitful". He created us to "be fruitful". To accomplish, succeed, prosper, make a difference in the world we live in. Let me remind you that the Bible clearly details that there will be a test at the end of this course we call life! Our Father is an investment capitalist. "To each He gave a sum and said to do business until I return". (my apologies to all my socialist friends) An ad campaign of yesteryear flew under the banner of "a mind is a terrible thing to waste". I would say that a life is a terrible thing to waste. Four clear steps to "apply our hearts to wisdom". First "number" your days. Think about what you want to accomplish in the major areas of life. My relationship with God, family, friends and my contribution to the world. Define your goals clearly on paper. Second, define how you will reach the desired end. What little things will you do every day that move you toward the goal? Third, purposely set aside time to think about and review your progress. On paper. Where will I be in six months, one year, etc. Number four, flex your plan as time and prayer reveal the need to readjust your goals according to His great plans for you. Many people of faith balk at such precise planning preferring to "flow with the Spirit" as they claim. Paul was the greatest Christian that ever lived and accomplished more for the Kingdom than anyone that has ever lived. He walked in the Spirit, but he also was a precise planner. How was it that he could say at the end of his life "I have finished my course with joy" if he did not have a clearly defined course and knew where he was on it?   Friend, you get one life. Make it count. Make a difference while you are on this ball! - Father, I praise you for what you have given me in talents, abilities, opportunities and potential. Please give me grace to do something meaningful with your investment in me while I still have the chance

My thoughts - New years, Yom Kippur, hit the ground running


"Blessed by the Best" - Duane


“the kingdom of God is  within you.”- Luke 17:21b NKJV


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