Good Day! We had a great day yesterday at Northwood. The band did an incredible job and even though the enemy was attacking – we did not let Him win! Thanks to all of you that help us each week to help people get into the presence of our Creator!
The Challenge! Yesterday – we challenged everyone to begin their day for the next 21 Days with God! I want to thank each of you for making the committment to practice a small discipline that will produce big results in your life. I am so excited about the challenge and change that can take place in our lives during the next 21 days!
QT Training! Yesterday we gave every one a QT Training Guide that can walk you through a daily time with God. It only takes about 7 – 10 minutes and allows you the begin your day with your Creator. If you did not get a copy – drop by the office and we will be glad to give you one. Also we are putting the daily info on the Northwood Group Page on Facebook!
God’s Word! Today we began with a simple and powerful verse found in Mark 1:35! It says: “In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.”
Let’s break it down: First we see that it was in the early morning, before the busyness of the day began. Jesus escaped, got away to a private place to spend time with the Creator. Beginning our day with the Creator allows our fist steps of the day to be steps in the right direction!
Next we see that Jesus left the house and went to a secluded place! We need to get away from all of the distractions of life. We all need a little time in every day to escape the distractions, so that we can get focused on what really matters. Walk away from the distractions, they will be there when you get back, but won’t be near as destructive if you have invested valuable time with the Master!
Why did Jesus get up early and go to a private place? So that he could pray! So that he could spend time with his Creator! What did he do during this time? He talked – shared what was on his heart and mind with God. And He listened – opened his life to receive what was on the heart and mind of God.
God loves you and has an amazing plan for your life. We get in on that plan by spending some of our precious time with Him at the very beginning of our day. Jesus did it and I figure if it was important to him, then it should be important to us! God Bless, Press On And Keep It Real!