Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Choose Where You're Planted - The Faith Choice

What decisions are you going to make to determine your destiny when it comes to faith? How are you going to make sure that you are planted in a place in 2010 where you can prosper? Chip & Dan Heath who spoke at this years Leadership Summit made the statement that big changes often come as the result of small changes and small decisions. There is lots I could say here, but here are three simple ideas which could really make a difference in 2010 when it comes to faith.

First of all commit to reading your Bible regularly. The online Bible I use at now has multiple different reading plans, from plans to read the whole of the Bible in 90 days to plans to just get an overview of the Bible in a year. If you've got an iPhone, BlackBerry or most other makes of smart phone you can even follow the plan on your phone. I'm committed to making the Bible the first thing I read every day this year, not to try and please God (He already loves me more than I could ever know) but in order that I might really grow in my relationship with Him and be in a place to prosper.

Secondly plan at least one retreat into your diary. Jesus regularly made time to be alone with his Father, and we need to do the same. Catrina and I have both planned in 2010 to make space for each other to have days away where we can hear from God in a way that doesn't happen in the busyness of every day life. There are lots of different places you can go to for a day, or stay overnight, without spending a fortune. Let me know if you need help finding somewhere.

Finally plan to go to at least one conference this year. Whether it's the Abundant Life men's conference in November, our Unique women's conference on 3rd July, the GLS in October or something else gather a group of friends and arrange to go together.

There are loads of other decisions you could make to be planted in a good faith place, but can I suggest you take these three and look to implement at least one of them this year. You won't regret it!


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