Love you all, praying for you.
God challenging me recently – What locks you in? What do you do - to lock yourself in – to the habits He has revealed that are accelerating you in your life of obedience to Him? This week I’m beginning a painting project on the exterior of our house with a friend helping me. It’s somewhat unnerving. I’m not a fan of ladders and second story painting. It’s not that I’m afraid of heights, it’s the falling I don’t like. Extension ladders have to be on solid ground. If you aren’t secure at the foundation, you won’t be secure as you go up. Kinda like daily life. The beginning of every day sets your ladder. PRISM is what sets your ladder evenly, on solid ground. God’s Word is the solid ground of your life – there is no other. It’s the baseline – Step 1 - otherwise you start climbing before your ladder is stable. Never start your day on an unstable ladder. PiVAT and PRISM are so important - every day - for the rest of your life. PiVAT before dinner (remember the evening and the morning were the first day...) PiVAT downloads God’s plans for you for tomorrow – and PRISM sets your mind on Him, and transforms your mind by His Word, so you can understand those plans and how to walk in them. That’s a stable ladder – up against the correct building. Without PiVAT you’ve got the wrong ladder – or have it against the wrong building. Can’t be painting my neighbors house – they might not like the colors we chose. But there is another critical piece to ladders and life. There are clamps on ladders – that lock you in – to the next level, to the next height. They are really important – they keep you from slipping, they keep you from going backwards, without being locked in - you will fall.
So when it comes to your life – what keeps you locked in? What are the clamps of your life? - that keep you from slipping and falling - that Lock you in to the habits that He has you doing - for your success? Clamps of life are by God’s design - other people. Here’s the first clamp He gave you. Hebrews 3:13 – But exhort one another daily, while it is called today, so that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. The first clamp of your life is that one - that you walk with daily – overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony. Praying that you are faithful with your Daily Call. If you are – you know the blessing that it brings you: Joy, encouragement, challenge, inspiration, counsel, and prayer - the Holy Spirit speaking to and through both of you! But there's another clamp that will Lock you in to your Daily Call - that I'm praying God will establish you in. It's not common, but extremely powerful - the most impactful of my entire life. First, the most common association of God’s people is a weekly church service, usually on Sunday morning, where the Word is preached and the opportunity for corporate worship is experienced. Praise God – a blessing. God’s Word also reveals another type of gathering – another type of clamp. They met house to house – breaking bread together. Those times of fellowship - just getting together for dinner with other believers can encourage you along the way. Fellowship is encouraging and helpful – you get to have conversations with others in a relaxed atmosphere – Jesus ate meals all the time with his disciples, and even others like Mary and Martha and Lazarus. Casual settings start conversations, build familiarity and association. But there is one more clamp to lock you in – that for me personally has been the most impactful ever. If you are already doing PiVAT before dinner to get His plans for you - PRISM to get his mind for you and a Daily Call to overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony... God is changing you at your core, drastically, foundationally. The devil will do anything to stop you, discourage you, and prevent you from continuing these habits that surrender your life completely to His good plans for you. How do you protect and lock in these habits - PiVAT, PRISM and Daily Calls – that are transforming you into the image of Christ? Praying that God will lead you to join or begin a PiVAT Small Group – Several Daily Call Partners meeting one hour a week, sharing their PiVAT Weekly and praying for each other. This PiVAT Small Group - has been by far the most impactful small group experience I have ever experienced in my entire life. Praying that you will review the Relationship Topic – How2 PiVAT Small Group. There is just something about intentional daily obeyers – gathering together one hour a week in response to God’s Word – in a format that gives full reign to the Holy Spirit – that not only encourages – but Locks In your obedience each day. This is so you can walk in the Good that He has stored up for you, not slipping, sliding backwards, or falling. Praying that you will be a part of a PiVAT Small Group – you will see the crazy things that God will do in this environment. If you can't find one, please pray about leading one! You don’t need to be an expert, just humble and faithful with PiVAT, PRISM and your Daily Call - and willing to help others grow - God can do the rest. Meeting each week with committed obeyers in an environment that enables God to speak through everyone! is a way that will keep you locked in to what God longs for you - so daily obedience in time thoughts and money becomes a permanent part of you DNA. Obedience is contagious - testimony grows testimony. A PiVAT Small Group - is the body of Christ operating at a deeper level. Praying that God will draw you, and use your obedience to encourage others. You can't walk with everyone on a Daily Call - but a PiVAT Small Group can greatly multiply your effectiveness. God wants to multiply the fruit of your obedience - together with others. The Holy Spirit will speak, people will be changed, Locked In, you can be sure of it.
Love you all,
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