Monday, February 16, 2009

Day 40 - Living with Purpose

Are You Diving In?

"DIVE" - Steven Curtis Chapman

We read it, we believe it... now it's time to DIVE IN and take a leap of faith!


DAY 40 !

Point to Ponder: Living with purpose is the only way to really live.

Verse to Remember: "for David... served the purpose of God in his own generation." Acts 13:36 (NASB)

Question to Consider: When will I take the time to write down my answers to life's five great questions? When will I put my purpose on paper?


This is a great feeling! Can you believe it's been 40 Days? Looking back at the beginning- 40 days seemed like a very big mountain to climb. YOU DID IT! Wow, what a great acheivement! You are a success and an achiever for God.

Our purpose-driven lives do not end here. It is the beginning of great things God will be doing through your lives!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Day 39 - Balancing Your Life


DAY 39

Point to Ponder: Blessed are the balanced.

Verse to Remember: "Live life with a due sense of responsibility, not as those who do not know the meaning of life but as those who do." Ephesians 5:15 (Ph)

Question to Consider: Which of the four activities will I begin in order to stay on track and balance God's five purposes for my life?


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Day 38 - Becoming a World-Class Christian


DAY 38

Point to Ponder: The Great Commission is my commission.

Verse to Remember: "Send us around the world with the news of your saving power and your eternal plan for all mankind." Psalm 67:2 (LB)

Question to Consider: What steps can I take to prepare to go on a short-term missions experience in the next year?


Friday, February 13, 2009

Day 37 - Sharing Your Message


DAY 37

Point To Ponder: God wants to say something to the world through me.

Verse To Remember: "Be ready at all times to answer anyone who asks you to explain the hope you have in you, but do it with gentleness and respect." 1 Peter 3:15b-16 (TEV)

Question To Consider: As I reflect on my personal story, who does God want me to share it with?


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Day 36 - Made For a Mission


DAY 36

Point to Ponder: I was made for a mission.

Verse to Remember: " Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)

Question to Consider: What fears have kept me from fulfilling the mission God made me to accomplish? What keeps me from telling other the Good News?


"Mission's Flame" - Matt Redman

Jess, Thank you for sharing this song with us!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We Are Nearing The Finish Line!

Can you believe there are only 5 more Days left to this campaign?

It has been a very big commitment. There has been struggles along the way, but I hope there has been many life-changing experiences too!

It's been a great journey with God! What makes this special is to have friends to motivate you and to encourage you along the way.

Don't quit! Don't give up! We are about to cross the finish-line and God's blessings are waiting for us on the other side.

(Hmmm... I think the next campaign we should do is "40 Days of Fasting". Ummm... I will have to pray hard about that one. HA!)

Day 35 - God's Power in Your Weakness


DAY 35

Point to Ponder:
God works best when I admit my weakness.

Verse to Remember: "My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9a (NIV)

Question to Consider: Am I limiting God's power in my life by trying to hide my weaknesses? What do I need to be honest about in order to help others?


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Day 34 - Thinking Like a Servant

"A Servant Heart (Sweetly Broken)"
Performed by Life! Group

Please take a moment to watch this moving video:

(I could not get this video to show up on the blog.)

DAY 34

Point to Ponder: To be a servant I must think like a servant.

Verse to Remember: "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus." Philippians 2:5 (NIV)

Question to Consider: Am I usually more concerned about being served or finding ways to serve others?


Monday, February 9, 2009

Day 33 - How Real Servants Act


DAY 33

Point To Ponder: I serve God by serving others.

Verse To Remember: "If you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of My followers, you will surely be rewarded." Matthew 10:42 (NLT)

Question To Consider: Which of the six characteristics of real servants offers the greatest challenge to me?


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Day 32 - Using What God Gave You

This is one of many questionaires you can take to determine your spiritual giftedness. Usually the top (3) results would be your strongest gifts. It's free to do the questionaire and it can help you discover how God shaped you.

DAY 32

Point to Ponder: God deserves my best.

Verse to Remember: "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)

Question to Consider: How can I make the best use of what God has given me?


Saturday, February 7, 2009


"WHO AM I" - CASTING CROWNS (Black Light Drama)

I've never seen anything like this! What an inventive way to worship God!


Day 31 - Understanding Your Shape


DAY 31

Point to Ponder: Nobody else can be me.

Verse to Remember: "God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God's many kinds of blessings." 1 Peter 4:10 (LB)

Question to Consider: What God-given ability or personal experience can I offer to my church?


Friday, February 6, 2009

Day 30 - Shaped for Serving God


DAY 30

Point to Ponder: I was shaped for serving God.

Verse to Remember: "God works through different men in different ways, but it is the same God who achieves his purposes through them all." 1 Corinthians 12:6 (Ph)

Question to Consider: In what way can I see myself passionately serving others and loving it?


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Day 29 - Accepting Your Assignment

Created to Serve God
Day 29

Point to Ponder:
Service is not optional.

Verse to Remember: "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advanced for us to do." Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

Question to Consider: What is holding me back from accepting God's call to serve him?

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?"

Then I said, "Here am I. Send me!" Isaiah 6:8 (NASB)


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Day 28 - It Takes Time


DAY 28

Point to Ponder: There are no shortcuts to maturity.

Verse to Remember: "God began doing a good work in you, and I am sure he will continue it until it is finished when Jesus Christ comes again." Philippians 1:6 (NCV)

Question to Consider: In what area of my spiritual growth do I need to be more patient and persistent?


Tuesday, February 3, 2009


These topics have been quite heavy. It's time to sit back... and LAUGH!

Tim Hawkins, comedian, speaks about his experiences as a kid on the playground.

I think we all can relate!

Tim Hawkins, "Things You Don't Say to Your Wife".


Day 27 - Defeating Temptation


DAY 27

Point to Ponder: There is always a way out.

Verse to Remember: " God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can't stand up against it. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you will not give in to it." 1 Corinthians 10:13b (NLT)

Question to Consider: Who could I ask to be a spiritual partner to help me defeat a persistent temptation by praying for me?


Monday, February 2, 2009

Day 26 - Growing through Temptation


DAY 26

Point To Ponder: Every temptation is an opportunity to do good.

Verse To Remember: "God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him." (James 1:12 NLT)

Question to Consider: What Christlike character quality can I develop by defeating the most common temptation I face?


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Day 25 - Transformed by Trouble


DAY 25

Point to Ponder: There is a purpose behind every problem.

Verse to Remember: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 (NIV)

Question to Consider: What problem in my life has caused the greatest growth in me?