Often we avoid, disregard, and even mock and ridicule the people, values, tools, and environments that can help us to really live productive and fulfilling lives that influence not only our own lives, but also the culture in a positive manner, and instead, give more time, respect, applause, and even support to the people, values, and environments that lead to supporting low moral standards and selfishness.
Most people would boldly tell you they are choosing life and would never choose the “way of death”. However, when we live our daily lives only by what we think is right or wrong, outside of seeking guidance, knowledge, and wisdom from our Creator God and His Book of Life, we are choosing what seems right in our own eyes and the Bible says this leads to the way of death.
There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. Proverbs 14:12
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
How can we expect to know God, when we don’t spend any time with Him?
“I got, got, got, got no time…”, and “there’s no time left for you…”, — remember these lyrics to the old song by The Guess Who? These lyrics truthfully apply to many of us today when it comes to time for God. Then, we wonder why we do not feel more connected with God or close to Him. No relationship ever exists or grows more intimate without the element of spending time together.
This is what Jesus referred to as “abiding” in the Father God (John 15). We can never know God or anything about His character, love, wisdom, etc., without spending time with Him.
We can never be a light to the darkness while we are participating with it.
Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. Ephesians 5:10-11
Also Matthew 5:14-16
When we spend time in God’s presence, wisdom, vision, purpose and calling are revealed.
Most God-sized dreams aren’t discarded they’re simply overcome by distractions (Holly Gerth).
Remember, one of the signs of a God-sized dream, is that it’s not about you. The motivating fire and passion behind the dream should be to serve others and to bring God glory (Jennifer Morrow).
It takes a TEAM to do anything really well – much less see a dream or vision unfold! No one ever accomplishes anything of significance alone.
It takes TIME to build a team!
It takes COMMITMENT TO BE A PART OF A TEAM!
It takes a TEAM to BUILD a true God-sized DREAM!
“A team is a group of people who may not be equal in experience, talent or education but in commitment.” Patricia Fripp