Psalm 1:1-6 ESV Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; ...
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ESV Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
This weekend marks the third and final weekend of ActLikeMen. With three weekends that spanned from California to Canada and this weekend in the Midwest, all I can say is how encouraged I am as a man of God. That is, to say, that I am truly confident that some men (likely not all) will turn toward being a disciple of Christ through these weekends. Why? Because God has called us to be his disciples. Why? Because men will hear that ever so quiet voice calling us to be less for ourselves and more for God.
The ultimate goal of a true disciple of Christ is not to shrink into manhood, but rather to let others see the love of Jesus Christ in us (to see Jesus) and to see less of ourselves.
Psalm 112:1-10 ESV Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous. It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice. ...
Here is the challenge to all of us: Whether you attended this conference, opened your bible or prayed the prayer of a humble man, can you ask God to reveal his plans to you. Can you ask him to take control over ALL of your life? Will you pray Proverbs 3:3-5 in your life, which says, "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Lean not on your understand, but acknowledge him in all your ways and he will make your paths straight."
Where you go (Lord) I will go, where you stay (Lord) I will stay. Where you lead (Lord) I will follow. Oh praise him he has done a mighty thing for us- by his sacrifice we are saved. By his love - we are made new.
Hoping to hear from you all! #actlikemen