Challenge: a call or summons to engage

It’s the beginning of a new decade! We want to begin this decade with “Faith for the Future” by discovering God’s dream over our lives for this year and the next decade to come. That’s where the 2010 CHALLENGE comes in…
36 hours (to de-tox from negative thinking) / 21 days (fasting and prayer for our future) / 36 weeks (to walk out the vision).

Note: If you missed the starting date–just begin now!

36 hours – This first 36 hours is a detox of all fearful, anxious and negative thoughts. It is 36 hours to reset your direction by only thinking and speaking things that are in agreement with God’s dream over your life. In these 36 hours we’ll focus on the promises of God instead of complaining about the problems. (See special verses for this time, but write out your own that God gives you for your specific circumstances.)

21 days – They say it takes 21 days to form new habits. The next 21 days is a focused fast* and time of prayer. (You can choose to do a different fast each week.) We believe for God to speak to us about his dreams over our lives, to reshape our hearts and to change our mindsets. During this process keep a journal about what God is speaking to you and write out what your goals are for this year spiritually, physically, and financially. (It’s also great to add goals for your family as a whole.) Write out your “Declaration of Faith” and pray it out loud. We will focus praying and believing the Apostle Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:17-20. Ends January 31, 2001.

36 weeks– In the next 9 months continue to walk in your new revelation and healthy habits formed from the 21 days. Look at your list of goals or what you’re believing God for in 2010 and make an “Action Plan” of practical steps to see your dream come true. Share your goals with someone to hold you accountable and keep a weekly journal of your progress. Read and mediate on the weekly verses provided. Ends September 19, 2010.

As we take the 2010 Challenge, The Bridge is “entering in” to all God has for us in 2010!


Listen to the video message “2010 Challenge” to hear Pastor Duane explain the challenge, and how to discover God’s dream over your life.

Scripture Guide:
Write these out in your journal or note cards where you can see them throughout the day. Make sure you have a translation you can understand. For more in-depth study, or to look up different translations go to www.biblegateway.com or www.crosswalk.com.

36 Hour Detox:

  • Psalm 19:14, Proverbs 18: 20-21, Romans 12:1-2, Ephesians 4:23 & 29, Colossians 1:9
  • Add other scriptures of personal promises to you this year

21 Day: Read through the book of Ephesians, specially praying 1:17-20 over your life every day. Continue declaring the other verses the Lord gives you.

36 Weeks:

Week 1-3 – as above

Week 4 – Proverbs 25, John 14-16; Week 5 – Psalm 16, Philippians Ch. 1-3; Week 6 – Proverbs 1, Philippians Ch.3 -4; Week 7 – Isaiah 35, Romans 5 & 6; Week 8 – Psalm 18, Romans 7 & 8; Week 9 – Proverbs 2, Romans 10 & 12; Week 10 – Isaiah 40, Romans 13-15; Week 11 – Psalm 23, 1 Corinthians 1 & 2; Week 12– Proverbs 3, 1 Cor. 4-6; Week 13 – Isaiah 41, 1 Cor. 12-14; Week 14– Psalms 24 & 25, Romans 15; Week 15 – Proverbs 4, 2 Corinthians 1-3; Week 16 – Isaiah 42, 2 Cor. 4-7; Week 17– Psalm 27 & 28, 2 Cor. 8-10; Week 18 – Proverbs 5, 2 Cor. 11-13; Week 19 – Isaiah 43, Galatians 1-3; Week 20– Psalm 31, Galatians 4-6; Week 21– Proverbs 6, Colossians 1-2; Week 22 – Isaiah 44, Colossians 3-4; Week 23– Psalm 34, 1 Thessalonians 1-5; Week 24– Proverbs 7, 2 Thessalonians; Week 25 – Psalm 37, 1 Timothy 1-3; Week 26– Isaiah 45, 1 Timothy 4-6; Week 27 – Proverbs 8, 2 Timothy 1-4; Week 28 – Psalm 42-43, Titus 1-3; Week 29– Isaiah 52, Philemon 1 & Hebrews 1-3; Week 30 – Psalm 51 & 52, Hebrews 4-6; Week 31– Proverbs 9, Hebrews 10 & 11, Week 32 – Isaiah 54 , Hebrews 12 & 13; Week 33 – Psalm 62 & 63, James 1-3; Week 34 – Proverbs 10, James 4-5; Week 35 – Isaiah 61, 1 Peter 2-5, 2 Peter 1; Week 36 – Psalm 118, 1 John 1-5.

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