2010 Challenge: Week Nine – Reading: Proverbs 2 / Romans 10 & 12

This year to Go BIG, we have to Grow BIG from the inside outside. That’s what transformation is all about…

Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is –his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)

(The Message) Don’t become so well adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well formed maturity in you.

The word transform here is the Greek word, Metamorphoo, which means to change from one form to another. It’s the same word we use as metamorphosis, such as when a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly. What outside forces are influencing your inner transformation?

Remember voices determine choices and attitude determines altitude. Without a constant focus on our life, we will be shaped our culture without even realizing it. We are called to be “reshaped and renewed” in God’s presence where we know Him more and are able to live BIG in the things He’s promised us.

Measure your growth in these areas:

1. In my Spirit: – When, where, how do I pray during the week? – Do I worship during week other than just Sunday morning? – How, when, where do I read my Bible?

2. In my Soul: (mind, will, emotions) – What am I doing to grow mentally? – Am I expanding my knowledge and intellect? – How do I work on my attitude? (Do I need to forgive an offense or let something go?) – How do I care for my emotional well-being?

3. Body: – Am I out of balance in any area? (eating, sleeping, exercise, coffee, soda, salt etc?) – Do I get plenty of exercise? – How can I live a healthier life style? -Am I teaching my kids healthy habits or teaching them to repeat negative cycles? – Do I have addictions I need to be delivered from? This week my small steps toward the change you want to see.“Be the change you want to see.”

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can your direction.” – John Rohn

Determine an Action Plan this week to go in the right direction!

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Lead Pastor at The Bridge Church in Denton, Texas.

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