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Dream Big: God Can Handle it

God has placed the desire to fly in the heart of every young eagle. The eagle yearns to get up to the rarefied stratosphere of the heavens, close to the sun, and close to Him who is, indeed, king over the earth. He is wired to reign in the majesty that he was created to beautifully exemplify. That desire is buried in the hearts of all young eaglets—but if they did what they wanted to do, there is a chance those eaglets would never leave the comfort of their nests.

With many Christians, it’s the same thing. Just as God has placed a desire in the eagle to fly, He’s placed within each one of our hearts a vision and desire to reach toward the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. We’re wired to reach for what He’s called us to do, whatever that dream may be. For many of us, however, mediocrity has become the keynote for our lives because we don’t want to leave the comfort of the nest.

What is your dream? a business idea? a witty invention? a call to the ministry? Too many Christians hang onto the comfort of their nests and miss that high calling of God. They need to take a step of faith, leave the nest, and follow the dream God has placed in their hearts. Read More…

Dream Big: God Can Handle It

God has placed the desire to fly in the heart of every young eagle. The eagle yearns to get up to the rarified stratosphere of the heavens, close to the sun, and close to Him who is indeed King over the earth. He is wired to reign in the majesty that he was created to beautifully exemplify. That desire is buried in the heart of every young eagle—but if they did what they wanted to do, there is a chance those eaglets would never leave the comfort of their nest.

With many Christians, it’s the same thing. Just as God has placed a desire in the eagle to fly, He’s placed within each one of our hearts a vision and desire to reach toward the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. We’re wired to reach for what He’s called us to do, whatever that dream may be. For many, though, mediocrity has become the keynote for our lives because we don’t want to leave the comfort of the nest. Read More…

Six Areas to Set Goals in 2014: What Goal Works for You?

As you go through your personal goals for 2014 as well as the other areas I mentioned, remember there’s not a right answer to these questions. I don’t know what will work for you, but the Holy Spirit does. Look at 1 Corinthians chapter 2. Read More…

Six Areas to Set Goals in 2014: Setting Goals for Your Marriage and Beyond

2. Marriage Goals

After you’ve addressed the personal goals you will set for 2014, turn and focus on what you can do to strengthen your marriage. Now, in order to reach a marriage’s apex, I realize it requires the effort of both parties. You can’t make yourself experience a good marriage just through the exercise of your faith and not your spouse’s faith—but that doesn’t mean you can’t write down goals for your marriage. Read More…

Six Areas to Set Goals in 2014: Identify Personal Goals

Yesterday, I started talking about the fact that resolutions are a God-given idea. God wants us to set goals and objectives to help us make progress in our lives. Today I want to talk about the first area in our lives we need to address when we make our goals for 2014.

1.    Personal Goals

Spirit

The first goals you set for 2014 shouldn’t have to do with your business or even your family. The highest priority for you is your personal relationship with the Lord. Without spending time with Him, you will not go anywhere in the kingdom of God.

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Six Areas to Set Goals in 2014

Everyone has an opinion on how you should start the New Year. Some say you should eat better. Some say exercise more. Others say you should spend more time with your family.

What do you say? What are your new year’s resolutions?

Contrary to what some may think, resolutions are a God-given idea. He wants us to set goals and objectives to help us make progress in our lives. Read More…