As if Jesus had simply asked His followers to just simply identify themselves with Him and nothing else. Like He was saying, “Don’t worry, I don’t actually care if you do anything I do or change your lifestyle at all. I am just looking for people who are willing to say they believe in Me and call themselves Christians”. Seriously? (Chan)
HOW DO I CHANGE THINGS IN MY WALK AND IN MY LIFE?
This 52 day challenge is geared to take you through a biblical path to move your life from that of an admirer of Christ to a follower (disciple) of Christ! WARNING: It will require action and effort. Beginning on October 12, I am going to ask our church to walk through material that will be provided for them to begin to TAKE ACTION and discipline themselves to become a follower of Christ. We need to get off the sidelines and pursue intimacy with our Savior as the Word describes. I firmly believe that if you will commit to following the daily instructions in the 52 CHALLENGE GUIDE, which is chalked full of explicit principles from the Word of God on biblical Discipleship. It is nothing we have never heard of, just stuff we never do. WARNING: This is going to take you out of your comfort zone. This will call you out upon the water of God’s Word, but it will grow your faith at the same time. I promise that if you take this 52 DAY CHALLENGE, and take it seriously, without skipping one day. You will not be the same. If our church would simply discipline themselves and chase after our Savior actively, our church, our town, our worlds would NEVER be the same. I AM READY! I HAVE BEEN WAITING MY ENTIRE LIFE TO SEE A CHURCH BE A PART OF SOMETHING THAT IS BIGGER THAN WE CAN MANUFACTURE. I am ready to see a church trust God with the small stuff, the big stuff, with the outcome. I am ready to see a church pursue Him like the bible describes and see Him show off in their lives. I am ready to see His children live without fear, doubt, depression, apathy, laziness, and skepticism. I am ready for a movement and it begins with you. ARE YOU READY? Will you take the challenge. We will be working through the book of Nehemiah for these 52 days. Nehemiah was given a seemingly impossible task. But he planned the work and so motivated the frustrated and disheartened people of God in such a way that they saw the impossible become a reality in 52 days. IT HAPPENED. How did he do it? God was working through him and those assigned to the work. Nehemiah got off his rear end and took action, used his gifts and skills, but more importantly deeply drew near and depended on God.
BELIEVER, YOUR LIFE CAN CHANGE. ARE YOU READY?
Begin to pray now about whether you will join us. I will be back each day with more info and encouragement ahead of this October 12 beginning. Stay tuned. See you tomorrow.