5 tips for the journey of a lifetime – all aboard!
Glad you’re aboard for this incredible journey of Spiritual growth, renewal and reclamation of who we are in Christ. Here are a few ‘need to know‘ tips prior to your departure. I hope they are helpful and serve you well during the most important trip of your life.
The \Weather\ as equated to the temptation and trials you experience in life (John 16:33).
1. The weather is unpredictable and subject to constant change. Expect moderate to severe rain, possibly a tropical storm or two. Earthquakes and landslides are prevalent throughout and prove extremely destructive. A beautiful sky on a warm sunny morning is no exception, without notice, the clear sky can give way to a terrifying twister of epic proportions within seconds (Hebrews 2:18, Hebrews 4:15, 1 Corinthians 10:13, 1 Peter 1:7, 1 Peter 4;12-13, 1 Peter 5:10, James 1:2-4, James 1:12-15, James 5:10-11, Romans 5:3-5, Romans 12:12, Romans 8:18, 2 Timothy 3:12).
All kidding aside, some the above correlations are NO JOKE. Regardless of context, they cannot be taken lightly in real-everyday-life. Some of them caused blessed souls to lose everything, including their lives – God bless them. I am simply trying – with all my dramatics – to awaken the fact that we face life-seeking threats on a daily basis from all sides. We need to prepare accordingly (James 4:7, 1 Peter 5:8) – armor up, blessed soldiers of the Lord, put on the whole Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20).
Packing\ Luggage\Necessary Items\ as equated to the extensive baggage we burden our lives with.
Interaction principles to help you \Engage\ with the locals.
3. Follow the Words of Jesus in the principle of John 13:34, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” Find more interaction principles by clicking these Bible Gateway links – Luke 6:31-35, John 15:13, Romans 12:10, 1 John 3:17, 1 John 4:11, 1 John 4:20, 1 Peter 4:8.
A few ‘I Give God All The Glory’ praise principles to help you \Worship\ the Lord (Psalm 150:1-6).
4. ‘Where WOW is always NOW‘ – 4a.WOW = Worship Over World – where we actively choose to worship God over the meaningless noise of the World (Romans 12:2). 4b.WOW = World of Worship – where we remove the limitations of our worship and make the world our worship platform (Matthew 28:19-20).
You’re almost ready. Just one more thing, you need the \Road Map\ to help guide and keep you on the narrow path (Matthew 7:14).
5. Traveling can get messy, when we don’t know where we’re going we can easily get lost. Especially, when we take detours, shortcuts and side streets – forget about it. So here it is, walk by and follow the promptings of the Spirit (Romans 10:9, Acts 2:38, John 14:26, Galatians 13-25).
If you have any questions, now is the time to address them – please comment below and I’ll respond. I am also (God-Willing) working to create a longer, in-depth guidebook version of this too! In the meantime, prepare your heart and mind, get Spiritually geared up and ready to go boldly into the life God intended, the life Jesus paid for.
Get up, show up, and do it every day.
A quick word (real talk) from me:
You can have as little or as much of this – of God – as you want, it is up to you. This is not an easy process, ‘works of flesh’ do not die quietly. They kick, and scream, bite, and punch. You may cry and want to give up. But stay your course dear one, you are tough enough. Be courageous, God is with you always (Joshua 1:9). God promises nothing can take you from Him (Romans 8:31-39). And, I am here – well, we are here for one another. Let’s make the ‘God thing,’ our ‘thing’. I’m praying over you.
I humbly pray these heartfelt words of love over you.
Dear craving, longing, adventurous soul,
I humbly pray from the deepest depths of my heart that God completely encircles you during the process to reclaim and renew your life in Jesus Christ. For your complete and total surrender to God’s Will. Cling to Him and keep Him ever in your view. Allow Him to fill and take over your heart. He wants you as much as you want Him. Open every inch of yourself to Him, nothing about you is too small or insignificant to Him. Tear down the walls and barriers you’ve put around our powerful God and allow Him to go to work in your life. Ask Jesus to come in reign over your life and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you all the while. In Jesus’ powerful name, I pray.
God Bless You!
Jennifer – I Give God all the Glory
Oh, you can read more about why I’m so crazy on fire for God on the About Me page.