Hurry is a Heart Condition :: This Proverbs 31 devotion spoke to me, the one who talks louder and harsher when I’m trying to get people out the door on time. There is so much truth here that I want tos to hold on to, especially this: The Bible is clear that loving others is critical. And not just in public. First Corinthians 16:14 says, “Let all that you do be done in love” (NASB). Which means when I’m trying to get out the door in the morning, or finishing up a project before a deadline. God clearly was telling me to slow down, and prioritize the person in front of me rather than the task on my to-do list.
The Mad Libs version of your Mission Statement :: Along with dreaming God-sized dreams, God is speaking to me about being intentional, right down to my attitude and reaction choices. Part of that for me is choosing how to focus my time and energy beyond my little family. Writing a mission statement certainly helps clarify that.
Your Dream and That Target on Your Back :: This was a good reminder that when we follow God, our enemy gets nervous and wants to derail our dream. Our dream. Because we aren’t there alone, as Christine Wright reminded me in her post. “When you and I begin to claim all of God’s promises for our lives, it creates a ripple effect that can’t be stopped. People notice and start to make changes of their own. Little by little, the turn from darkness to light is made and the truth is set free. … Our dreams are specifically chosen for us, but when your remove the filter of the cross, they can seem like specifically chosen nightmares. With Jesus in His rightful place, even Satan’s lies can’t bind our God-sized dreams.”