Day 28

Day 28 | Mobilize The Man Called To Act

ACTIVITY

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  • P.A.C.T.—Pray | Ask | Confess | Thank
  • P.A.S.S.—Pray PriorAuthor's Intent | Stop when Convicted | Share

Your Call To Act (C.T.A.) today is:

  • D.O. Accountability (Declare it and Own it) with one person, and keep it going.
  • Prepare your heart to be mobilized for ministry.

 

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69 thoughts on “Day 28

  1. Steve Roarke says:

    Have a plan for your spiritual walk with the Lord. Do not go through your life carefree. Be righteous and wise and live for the Lord.

  2. Brian Grundhauser says:

    The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright. Therefore if we lead Godly lives and live by his word, we’ve nothing to be guilty for and we will not have excuses, we will obtain eternal life.

  3. Dave Benson says:

    Our task today reflects our Vision 2020 for our Reach Men’s Ministry where we are encouraging each other to pray in to where God may be directing us in to community and ministry with other brothers. I’m looking forward to seeing what the Lord has for us!

    Proverbs 21:30 “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.” It’s the Lord that’s directing our steps!

  4. Troy says:

    v21 whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor. Lord help me to pursue righteousness and love because I would like to know that life and all that accompanies it.

  5. Bryan H says:

    I Pray, God keep me strong in good thoughts and actions. Keep me humble and open minded in daily encounters and interactions with others.

  6. Ben Ekern says:

    13 Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered. So great a need with a call to mobilization, I can help however little it may seem to me.

  7. Dan says:

    God knows the outcomes of our plans and is in complete control, but He expects us to be prepared and to work hard to achieve our goals. Work as though you are working for the Lord, we have been called to be his disciples. let us answer His call and live that life.

  8. Nick says:

    Day28:
    Verse 2 is where I pray for God’s wisdom in the choices I am making. I often am wrong or get off, but it is God who I need direction from daily.
    Vs. 25-26 reinforce the work ethics my father taught me to have and why to have them. God give me hands that are not afraid to work and help me to give without sparing and be generous in everything I do!

    “A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.

    The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:2, 25-26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  9. Tim Kelley says:

    Ed Cole said, “It’s easier to obtain than maintain”. Verse 26 reminds me of this quote. Greed verses giving…do I desires stuff I can’t afford and can’t take care of or do I hold my things with a open hand willing to give as God directs? Remember we are just stewards and it all comes from the Father.

    • Edward says:

      “Remember we are just stewards and it all comes from the Father.” I just discovered this truth a few weeks ago.

  10. Addison Waite says:

    The Plans of the diligent lead to profit.

    Don’t give up. Keep pursuing His plan in your family, work, life.

  11. John says:

    26 All day long he craves for more,
    but the righteous give without sparing.

    When I lay down my earthly desires and submit to his plan, even when it does not seem to make sense- he has always given me more then I deserve!

  12. Michael says:

    30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan
    that can succeed against the Lord.

    This verse really spoke to me. Trust me, I’ve got this I felt him saying to me.
    Heavenly father help me, and all of us men, trust you and your plans for us. We too often try to make our own and follow false idols in hopes they’ll bring us happiness. You are the source of everything we need.

    • John says:

      Wrote down a few verses this morning to ponder and think about. Pondering what it means to let my heart stream life into others, hearing the cries of the poor, and being careful not to love pleasure so that I don’t become poor… Poor for sleeping in a little bit too long, for deciding to watch television instead of intentionally connect with my wife etc…

  13. Troy says:

    Going to try my best, pray for additional Wisdom and adjust my MOTIVES going forward because……….
    Proverbs 21:21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love
    finds life, prosperity and honor.

  14. Cory bullock says:

    I am in the middle of learning how to plan differently after all these years of a certain way of doing things at KA, it is teach me a new way to trust and to have a certain discipline to budget differently. 4 weeks of this already..seems like we just started!! Proud of all of you that have kept this up!

  15. Eric M. says:

    13 Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.

    I really liked Proverbs 13 – As it reminds me that all I have is from the Lord and only mine to pass on to others in need. I’m ashamed sometimes when I see someone in need and think to myself that I don’t have the time to stop, or, say what “I” can do to help. How selfish is that! Lord, please grant me a soft heart when these situation arise and make me wise to your ways. Please make me more like Jesus everyday.

  16. Brian says:

    Day 28:

    21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love
    finds life, prosperity and honor.

    I pray that I will pursue (actively!) A Christlike love and righteousness in all of my actions and words and receive the promised blessings.

  17. Edward says:

    30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord. This is the hardest thing for me to ascertain. Is what I’m doing my will? Or is it God’s will? Is it for my glory? Or is it for God’s glory?

  18. Ian Bonthron says:

    I have been doing a public ministry with the men in my church for a while now. It benefits me more I believe every day. I love working with men who want to be helped in some of there marriage struggles.

  19. Matt K says:

    23 “Those who guard their mouths and their tongues
    keep themselves from calamity.” I, like Ryan mentioned a few days ago, can put my foot in my mouth with my wife. I pray that I “guard my mouth” to keep me from “calamity.”

    30 “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan
    that can succeed against the Lord.” In the day of polar politics, I just say “Amen” to this verse!

  20. Kenneth McClatchey says:

    Prov 21 : 2-3 A person may think their own ways (thoughts, actions and intentions) are right but the Lord weighs the heart. 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the the Lord than sacrifice.
    Psalm 139: 23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
    24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.
    Lord help me to remain pure of heart that I may be a blessing to You and others.

  21. Dave says:

    21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.

    My pursuits and actions determine where I go and what is included in my life. The choice is mine and the Lord provides every opportunity for me to do what is right and good. All I need to do is continue in the best path for my life and not let the distractions of this world pull me from the path. This starts with what I take in on a daily basis; what influences my thinking, thought-life, and attention. My intellectual diet must consist of God’s Truth more than the junk food of pop culture.

  22. Brian Menk says:

    2 A person may think their own ways are right,
    but the Lord weighs the heart.

    This is a call to be closer to God. I need to be attentive to his presence and feel his nudges. When I lean more on my own understanding than listening to God, that is when things go poorly.

  23. Michael says:

    The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will

    In a time of political turmoil and hatred, Brothers in Christ can rest assured that God is in control

  24. Chad Husted says:

    please pray for a difficult situation I have. Long story short, someone i used to know very well (20 years ago) just committed suicide. Her husband found her yesterday. She left him and their teen daughter behind. So sad, so many questions.

  25. Dean Wendler says:

    In Phoenix Arizona on vacation. It is hard to keep up with all you guys, but doing my best. Get back to a normal routine next week. I appreciate all your comments. Thanks for sharing. Dean

  26. Eddie says:

    verse 2, the Lord weighs the heart (where all actions come from). He doesn’t judge on outward appearance alone or thoughts, but from the root cause of the choice of actions, the heart. verses 16-17 also stood out to me: (16) anyone that strays from the path of prudence comes to rest in the company of the dead. (17) whoever loves pleasure (my own personal, along with many men’s personal, repetitive sin) will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich. I am going to pray for an open heart to be mobilized for ministry as soon as I finish this comment, as the A in my P.A.C.T. prayer. 🙂

  27. Chris says:

    A bit of a challenge today as I had a long stressful one and thought about passing tonight on my 28th day, but I held myself accountable, stayed focused and stayed the course!

  28. J.T. Fetherolf says:

    Verses 25-26

    As I ponder this “mobilize for ministry” topic, I couldn’t help but stop on these verses. Solomon tells us not to be like the sluggers, lazy and selfish, yet to work and give without sparing. And that is exactly the model that Jesus gave us as someone who gave lavishly. I pray that the work I do is a conduit to allow me to give lavishly and out of the abundance of what I have in Christ.

  29. Chuck says:

    Verses I took note of:
    13 Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.
    21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
    30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.

  30. Bert says:

    Being a servant is investing in others to grow them into a mature disciple. Jesus gave the final command. I am to mobilize.

  31. Louie says:

    A man is known by his actions. Verse 8

    A wise man learns by listening. Verse 11

    Life counsel from this is applicable some 2000 years later and we all still struggle to stay the path.

  32. Mac says:

    Reading through Proverbs gives you a great contrast between the wise and foolish. As we mobilize for ministry I believe we should be all in (work hard/not sloth like) when it comes to commitment but prayerful and thoughtful (wise) as it pertains to what specific plans we make.

  33. Eric says:

    Funny how I had to come back to this. Satan tries his hardest to get us to not do Gods will. I think I was discouraged by a Men’s burger night that didnt quite go so well, but we had a good time. So when I get discouraged I tend to not do things to my fullest potential, or if I am not 100 percent sure of my self I tend to steer away from things. God please help me, as I learned in Day 29, there is a line between confidence and pride. Please help me not to stray.

  34. Will says:

    3 To do what is right and just
    is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

    This jumps out at me, and reminds me that I must continually strive to keep my words and conduct pure. That it matters to the Lord.

  35. Sprocket says:

    “whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.”

    ⬆️Mrs Sprocket is not going to be happy about this⬆️

  36. Ted says:

    Hi
    I am sorry I missed putting a comment in yesterday. Had some issues preparing for a procedure this morning. It was interesting though. I believe because of this challenge, I was able to talk to the Doctor that put me ‘under and found out he is born again!! What a wonderful time sharing. This experience is giving me courage to stand and share our God’s love more publicly.
    I praise our God for you my brothers!
    Blessings

  37. Dennis says:

    31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle,but victory rests with the Lord.
    Proverbs 21:31 | NIV

    Be prepared to do your daily part in battle, but know the victory is the Lords!

  38. Nathan says:

    I don’t know why but this verse jumped out to me today. 13 Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor
    will also cry out and not be answered. I have been seeing a lot more homeless people as well as people begging on the side of the road. Most of the time I drive past. I think I will start stopping more and give them some food or warm clothes.

  39. Al says:

    Oh Lord use me to help further your kingdom , I thank you for the opportunity that you have given me with the men at Rima Ridge I pray as iron sharpens iron approaches and passes we can keep this momentum going for your Glory!

  40. Danny says:

    21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love
    finds life, prosperity and honor.

    I have been focused on Love – Love is an action – this should be my daily focus as I venture off into the World – I pray that I would be able to keep Love at the forefront of my daily activism.

  41. Matt says:

    V. 13 “Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.”

    Several years ago, I traveled to Denver, CO for my first time for business. At that time, Denver’s homeless population was beginning to rise significantly, and I was told that the city of Denver was asking people not to give money/handouts to the homeless.

    My hotel was downtown, and I was approached by several people who were homeless on the way to my hotel (one guy even specifically asked for money to go towards his marijuana fund). While some were easy to turn down for that reason, one guy approached me and specifically asked for food, not money, but food; however, following the advice that I received I turned him down. I have since come to regret my decision, as I fear that it hardened my heart a bit. This verse reminded me of that trip to Denver.

  42. Gary says:

    Verse 16 stands out to me because I am a determined person. When I was saved I said to myself don’t ever look back and do your best to stay on the righteous path.

  43. Darin Palmer says:

    Verse 2. A person may think their own ways are right,
    but the Lord weighs the heart.

    Something so simple but so hard to do. God know everything and will tell us where/what we need to do. But we have to be still and listen and feel him!

  44. Jesse Skytland says:

    Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Plan something and just stick to it. Glory to God in the highest!

  45. Kevin V says:

    v 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

    Too often (especially at work) I hear the phrase, “sometimes it’s easier to ask forgiveness than for permission”. I am guilty of this on occasion. This verse reminds me that I am working for the Lord and not for man (Col. 3:23-24). When faced with a choice, I need to do what is right and not what is easiest.

  46. Thomas Sells says:

    V23…very convicting…we always want to get our thoughts in/opinions…but many times it good to be silent and just listen!

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