9:40ish PM; Wednesday
My roommate’s girlfriend had a baby Sunday. He’s looking at going to visit home in 2 weeks. He’s worried about doing the ‘right thing’ and coming back… I’m worried about guarding my salvation and getting my thoughts into subjection. They are not just running rampant all over the place, but I don’t believe it is God’s will that I continue to struggle… at least, not without overcoming and being brought to another level of understanding… I trust and fear God… this is just where I am at… minus complaint… grateful actually… God has me in His hands and I know His Spirit indwells my heart, I’m not certain what God is moving toward other than His purpose… which over-time will become more and more of my desire above all other things. That is the goal… that at any given moment I will be able to drop everything and say, “Yes, Lord… I am coming with you.” I’m not sure what I would do in my roommate’s situation, but where I am, right now, is a ‘place’ where I know that God has granted me this peace-time to be drawn closer to Him… Thank you Lord for helping me trust and be open to your presence in my life.
Devotion: M.U.4.H.H (My Utmost for His Highest)
Author: Oswald Chambers
*The Unheeded Secret (Points/Highlights)
-Enemy of Christ—> the ideas of practical work, that come from the world. Insists on endless energy/ activities…NO PRIVATE LIFE WITH GOD
-Kingdom of God–> Within Us. (Luke 17:20-21)
|17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:|
|17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.|
-We must work toward the revelation of power in our personal life, not toward men/man.
-A disciple is to be like His master.
-Central point of kingdom of Christ is personal relationship with Him, not public usefulness to others.
-Immerse yourself in the “great fundamental truths of God’s redemption.” Not overactivity…. this will ensure that we stay rooted no matter what happens.
U.F.C. (United Fatherhood Coalition) (Sitting in on class with a ‘guest’ who has children)
R emove -drugs -alcohol
I nterfering -social media -women
D istraction -etc. -etc.
#1 Thing we(men/women) are in charge of: ATTITUDE
We Must WORK—–> Willing Open Responsible Knowledge
Application Process—- ‘Sweat’ the details
-Blk/blue ink…. do not write ‘see resume’
-start date: BE SPECIFIC
QUICK NOTES AND ACRONYMS:
—–PROVE– leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and are associated with other leaders. (team of leaders).
—-Three T’s of a Woman:
Talk Touch Time
**See Believe and Go Get it!
-excuses are ‘dressed up lies’
-fear- False Evidence Appearing Real
**21 Days** creates a habit.
**Eric Thomas- (motivational speaker) “All the success in the world don’t matter if you’re unhealthy.” secrets
-Pain is temporary. If I quit it will last forever.
-All men are created equal, some men work harder in the pre-season.
–When you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, then, you will be successful.
“Everyone can’t go deep….” ex: late nights, early mornings, pushing, pulling, driving, doing ‘WHATEVER IT TAKES.’