"Little decisions can lead to big life changes."
Pastor Hadsell preached this last Sunday on choices lining up with our breakthrough, restoration and maturity. People don't often get to where they are with one big choice, it is often a series of small choices resulting in the life-change.
2017 is a year of breakthrough, restoration, victory and maturity as we have discussed over the last month. Our choices will affect just how much breakthrough, victory and maturity take place in our lives. Some choices can be as easy as waking up earlier in the morning to spend time in prayer or in God's Word, it could look like exercising more, spending time with your family, or cultivating an area to which He has called you. These choices also involve subduing the flesh, but it boils down to what you want in your life. If you want the breakthroughs, the victories, the restoration, there will be choices that need to be made.
Pastor asked us the question on Sunday: "What is He asking you to do? It takes 16 days to form a habit. What will you start today?"
Our body is set up on a 21-day renewal cycle. When you get a cut, it is healed in 21 days. Our minds, however are set up on a 63 day renewal cycle. If, for 7 minutes you made a commitment to what He has asked you, you would see mind-renewal. In the grand scheme of things, those numbers aren't that big--it's not a lot of time out of your schedule when you consider what else takes up part of your day.
God remains faithful, despite any circumstance you may be facing. His character does not change, so you can always expect faithfulness, goodness, love & peace & joy. He honors our obedience to step out and trust Him. He honors our obedience to make the choice to get to know Him more. He honors His Word and will illuminate His Word to us. He desires to make known the mysteries to us--we just have to ask.
We serve a God who has sent His Son to die on the cross so that we may have a very personal relationship with Him. We can boldly approach the throne of grace, knowing He will hear our prayers and knowing that He will move in our circumstances.
I don't know what you're facing or what you'll face today, but I want you to know that He. Is. Faithful. Always. He always has His best for you in mind. I challenge you today to make a choice: make a choice to spend 5 minutes in His Word, make a choice to spend 5 minutes in prayer. Actually, scratch that-- 7 minutes in His Word, 7 minutes in prayer, 7 minutes of confessing His goodness. We learned yesterday that one small choice leads to a big life changes. Today is the day that could add years to your life. What will be the choice you make?
Watch Sunday's Message here