Hello everyone! Well it is that time again to get in gear and RESTART in the month of new beginnings – August. I put a lot of thought and preparation into what I would like to share BUT I realized this morning that I failed to do one thing and that is – ASK you what you wanted to read, view, and/or discuss. What topics peak your interest?
So on Day One, I would like to do just that ask you for your feedback! You can leave it in a comment below OR email me @ email@example.com . In the Subject field please type: PROJECT:RESTART AUGUST 2013. I also would like to do a bit of reflection by reviewing the post from the last RESTART in 2011. Every Thursday will be a sort of reflection time called Throwback Thursday’s.
We opened up the last restart talking about eliminating the dead weight before attempting to transition to the next level.
The opening mantra in 2011 was: No preparation – No elevation – NO FLIGHT!
It is great when we take the time to remove the old things to make way for the new in our lives. In fact we really can’t grow or benefit if we don’t adhere to that process. The parable in Luke 5:36-39 speaks to this.
36 Then He (Jesus) spoke a parable to them: “No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. 38 But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved.39 And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately[c] desires new; for he says, ‘The old is better.’”
New King James Version (NKJV)
So how do we prep our fragmented minds, our tattered garments, our leaking cisterns, or our old wineskins to receive something new?
In order to know how or what to remove out of our lives to receive anything that the Lord has for us, we must be in communication with the ONE who is the author of our faith. I believe one the most essential things we have in our relationship with Christ is – PRAYER. Simply put prayer is our communication with the Lord and during our prayer time we petition or ask the Lord for said need or desire. Communication should be a two-way exchange, someone talking and someone listening and this goes back and forth. Most of the time we begin our petition and we keep talking, and asking, and pleading, and asking some more and we fail to LISTEN to His instructions. Put your request before Him and be still or quiet. Meditate on His word to get the instruction or clear view of what you are concerned about.
So having said all of that I challenge us to get our minds in gear and prepare for change else what we share and learn in the next 31 days will just leak out and be of no effect.
I leave you with this: Philippians 4: 6&7
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Until Next Time… Bask In His Presence & Be Blessed!
VMarie aka Thr33
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