Day 33

Day 33 | Put it Togther and Keep Doing It Daily

ACTIVITY

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

  • Put your obedience and influence together, and keep doing it daily
    • How does Jesus want you to obediently follow him today?
    • How can we influence the lives that I will influence today for Jesus?
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71 thoughts on “Day 33

  1. Michael says:

    I find it hard working from home figuring out what the small acts of kindness on a daily basis. Exerting influence being the second part, I think can be done and exemplified at work and is something I do on a regular basis. On the kindness side I do actively seek people out when at church and talk to them. I also try to assist if asked or see an opportunity. This has been ingrained in me for awhile. I will keep doing this and think about what the next step is.

  2. Don Neal says:

    I like verse 17, “Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.” The lesson for me is to avoid getting into arguments, especially arguments not concerning our own business and arguments over meaningless things, like someone’s opinion. Someone else’s opinion does not matter, so why argue with them about it?

  3. Joel says:

    (2/24/23) Proverbs 24:5-6 The Message
    “It’s better to be wise than strong; intelligence outranks muscle any day.
Strategic planning is the key to warfare; to win, you need a lot of good counsel.”
    This is a key in martial arts, but good for every conflict. We also fight against the spiritual forces of wickedness in heavenly places. Therefore, seek Christ first, and receive council from others to confirm you’re on the right path.

  4. Louis Vanderhart says:

    Lord, let me be a useful tool in your hands, doing what you would have me to do. I will be a blessing to others for the sake of the gospel and bring honor to my Lord.

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  5. kevin says:

    5 Answer a fool according to his folly,
    or he will be wise in his own eyes.
    I think back of all those times when I was to afraid to speak up and just nodded my head and went along with the group. By not speaking up I was encouraging the person who was trying to lead the group astray. Whether it being going to a party I shouldn’t have been at, or going along with something that is not Christ like. Agreeing with a fool makes them stronger and more confident in their poor decision making. Our inaction is an action.

  6. Cory Baron says:

    Our pastor challenged us to say the Lord’s Prayer every day for a week so I will try to hold myself and “daughter” accountable.

    20 Without wood a fire goes out;
    without a gossip a quarrel dies down.

    I know that I say and repeat things that I probably shouldn’t. Either I don’t know all the facts or I repeat second hand information. The gossip might stop, but sometimes I fan the flames or keep it going.

  7. Thaddeus Kennedy says:

    Never keep doing something that is not working to get a different result. That way of thinking will never end well. Instead, take a step back and try to see another perspective or viewpoint to help in overcoming the obstacle or challenge. You never know what you will learn and be able to grow from.

  8. Janic Maysonet says:

    I’m still amazed on how our obedience can serve as influence. People will follow a leader who follows their leader.

  9. Kevin V says:

    v 11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.

    This verse reminds me of the Israelites who repeatedly turned away from God over and over again. I used to shake my head at this until one day years ago, I realized I do exactly the same thing. Just like the dog in the verse, I have repeated sin in my life and inch by inch I am giving it to the Lord. He has helped me come a long way but it is a daily struggle. Only with His strength am I able to have victory.

  10. Jesse Skytland says:

    Obedience is a daily event. I learn this more benifically over and over every day as I take new steps one moment at a time in the right direction. Today is a super-fantastic day, I’m greatful and positive! I’ve been doing things to increase my personal relationship with the Lord while reaching out and it’s so helpful.

  11. Gary says:

    To stay focused on taming my tongue at work. It is difficult, because a lot of people don’t care,there only there for a paycheck. It’s sad

  12. Al says:

    Something we’ve started praying for “ BOB
    Burden of the lost souls
    Opportunity take control of opportunity to pray for the lost
    Boldness for sharing Gods word
    God commands us to “Go “ and spread the word
    May we all be obedient in sharing His love

  13. Jim says:

    Hello Brothers, I pray not only for myself but for all of you , That we can all be the best reflection of Christ in our daily walk, and that those around us can see this each day. Not an easy task in a world where people don’t want to believe in anything Spiritual. Be strong and of good faith.

  14. J.T. Fetherolf says:

    Verses 18-19
    As someone who likes to joke around and use sarcasm, I need to be much more careful of my actions and words towards others. Being situationally aware and understanding that others may watching me that don’t understand the context or have the same relationship with me as the person I may be joking with. As such, they may question why I am saying or doing something that seems inappropriate.

  15. Eddie says:

    verses 11 and 28 stood out to me, and yes, I know I am two days behind, but I am catching up for the last time in this 35 day challenge. 🙂
    11: “as a dog returns to its vomit, so fool repeat their folly.” this speaks to me about ANYONE that struggles with repetitive sin, myself included. we fools repeat our folly because we are relying on our own strength to keep ourselves from sinning, and I have SEEN my own dog return to her own vomit to eat it, so I FULLY understand this verse.
    28: “a lying tongue HATES those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.” this is the main reason I take offense when my kids lie to me, and why I try not to lie to anyone about anything, I don’t want to leverage hate in my speech or actions, I want to leverage love, as Jesus instructs us to. “love one another as I have loved you” (Jesus Christ).

  16. Chad Husted says:

    i’m cautioned to watch my mouth for it’s easy to say the right things but no to do them. Lord help me to close the gap between what i know and what i do.

  17. Gordon says:

    Proverbs 26:11 says, “As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.” Someone told me this means that whatever made the dog sick, will make it sick again, and similarly, fools suffer from repeating the same mistakes.

  18. Ted says:

    Thank you my brothers.
    I praise our God for the examples I have. Thank you Steve not only for being a blessing to your friend’s mom, but an example to us.
    Blessings to all

  19. Rolin says:

    To encourage those I am directly or indirectly in their lives to live by God’s principles, values and standards. When we live by God’s moral and dietary law we are bless.

  20. Scotty says:

    Obedience, not stirring up fights and being humble. I pray for wisdom daily. God gives it to us in these proverbs. I pray today that I will remember this throughout my day.

  21. AZ says:

    Love and wisdom is my takeaway. I can relate to my old way (v23) of being what I thought was nice, but without love there is no sincerity. V4/5, be wise in your responses, have enough humbleness to let people be right sometimes…your counsel may not be the right timing or for them.

  22. Chris says:

    Lord I seek to be obedient today in how I influence others. I have a day of influencing lined up with students choosing schedules. Give the words to say so that I can influence them ad you want.

  23. Brian says:

    21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire,
    so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.

    I’m thankful for the many passages that we’ve been reading that remind me to seek to avoid quarrels.

    Today my influence is on my sick son at home, praying with him and giving him comfort.

  24. Eric M. says:

    I think 4 was my favorite today – Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
    or you yourself will be just like him. – Lord, help me from becoming a fool by falling for the folly of others. Instead help me to keep silent and be the wiser.

    • Darin Palmer says:

      Verse 20 Without wood a fire goes out;
      without a gossip a quarrel dies down.

      Gossip is a hard one, I will not always start something but have jumped in on it! I need to steer clear of it all together! Lord helped me to dodge the gossiping obstacles that appear in my road today. Helped me to always think WWJD!

  25. Chuck says:

    Verses to remember:
    11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.
    12 Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.
    18 Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death
    19 is one who deceives their neighbor and says, “I was only joking!”
    20 Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
    22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.

  26. Dennis says:

    Lord I pray that I can exert influence in a positive way on a daily basis, and that I have a powerful impact on others lives.

  27. Mike says:

    20 Without wood a fire goes out;
    without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
    I have been guilty of gossip many times in my life. I may have felt justified but it is still sin.

  28. Ryan Gatzlaff says:

    I am challenged often by how to view my own efforts when it comes to obedience. My own effort is so insufficient, yet my effort is absolutely necessary in following Christ. Just “trying harder” ultimately ends in failure, but I need to try harder. I long to know better what it means to live in obedience without falling back into viewing my relationship with Christ as based on performance.

  29. Scott Hal says:

    In The MSG translation 10: Hire a fool or a drunk and you shoot yourself in the foot. This verse stands out to me today.

  30. Michael says:

    Vs 26 For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases
    So good for our families and friendship, don’t provide any more fire wood

    Tonight is my last night of our current small group, I am praying that it is fruitful and the group continues on stronger than ever

  31. Gavin says:

    Ministry is an activity! Obedient daily and sharing influence. Continue to believe and share that we as men have an important role in Ministry. We can do! Step up, step out and start influencing those convictions.

  32. Dave says:

    Words and actions reveal who we really are, whether we realize it or not. Our goal needs to be focusing on our relationship with God and aligning to His example and allowing Him to pour into our life. Those things that are not Christ-like will be revealed and with Christ we can put them to death and live in the newness of life He provides.

  33. Dean Wendler says:

    I had the opportunity to do “ministry” with my sister last night. Looking forward to getting home and my church family.

  34. Cory bullock says:

    Obedience!! That is the key take away! I love this word and how deeply it applies to our daily walk.

  35. Ian Bonthron says:

    God is giving me more opportunity everywhere I go to minister to other men. I’m very thankful for that

  36. Dave Benson says:

    Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them. Proverbs 26:27

    I know I sometimes dwell on things that don’t appear right to me and then I share my frustration with others. As I’m digging that pit I’m certainly not following the Lord or influencing anyone around me! Lord, help me put the shovel down!

  37. Stephen says:

    I will continue to be obedient in the manner of which I have been called to these past months…assisting in the care of my friend’s Mom, who has dementia. It is difficult at times to say the least…I spend 2-3 hours throughout the day with her… giving meds, feeding her, helping in anyway I can….but what she loves most is reminiscing about the memories of long ago…what she does remember. Just to sit and talk…and listen. And of course… making her laugh! It is a humbling experience to see the cognitive decline in a person. I am learning to be a bit more selfless. Thank you Lord. And also to Jay…thank you.

  38. Wayne D says:

    I’ve done many of the foolish things listed. I’m setting my eyes on Jesus to lead and keep me on the right path so that I may serve him in his ministry to my friends and family.

  39. Squirrel says:

    SAODI (Small Acts of Daily Impact or Influence). In another teaching I learned this as setting my intention. Before my feet hit the floor I was to set my intention for the day (i.e. hopeful, joyful, curious, etc). I am not setting my mood I am setting how I will be in the world no matter how the world shows up. I am setting how I choose to live the day rather than letting the day live me. Now, if I can only remember to set my intention daily 😉

  40. Denny says:

    I feel convicted by the fact I desire to post things on social media that stir others to anger. God, help me direct my energies in more productive activities.

  41. Mark Lundquist says:

    Today is a new day with new direction. Where will God lead me today so that I may further His kingdom? we will see!

  42. Steve Roarke says:

    Remember it’s not what goes in the mouth that defiles us, it’s what comes out. What we say comes from our heart and our tongue can be a hurtful weapon.
    Be wise when speaking to other and speak what would be pleasing to God.

  43. Troy says:

    Staying focused today on turning up the Obedience from the wisdom of God and being that continuing influence to help others.
    Proverbs 26:4
    Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
    or you yourself will be just like him.

  44. Brian Menk says:

    Consistent obedience is perhaps my biggest struggle. I let the busyness of my own life take over and lead my thoughts and actions. I pray that I am able to feel God’s presence always, and use it to guide me.

  45. Dan says:

    Choose carefully your words and actions when engaging in conversations with others. Be sure to speak honestly but only when your words can have a positive impact on those listening. Don’t fuel anger or support jealousy, but speak words of encouragement and forgiveness .

  46. cory doden says:

    Verse 4 strikes me. In our divisive culture with social media just a click away it’s way too easy to a enter a fool’s discussion. Better to be obedient to Lord and his word!

  47. Michael says:

    I will use my influence as an employer today and show my obedience through listening, understanding, and caring.

  48. Bryan H says:

    Proverbs 20; without wood a fire goes out and without gossip a quarrel dies down. God help me to be obedient today when I hear, or do, not to listen to gossip around me today but walk away. God I pray for your strength in these daily matters.

  49. John says:

    4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him.
    12 Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them
    20 Without wood a fire goes out;
        without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
    Everyday we will be tempted by man, but no matter the battle if we fix our eyes on Jesus, there will be no wood to fuel that fire! Have a great day PV Brothers!

  50. Troy says:

    So many words about fools, and sluggards lord help me to be wise, give me the strength and wisdom to do what’s necessary and important. I pray your spirit keeps me from getting entangled with fools.

  51. Ben Ekern says:

    As a dog returns to its vomit,
    so fools repeat their folly.
    So true. Obedience is responding with, not my words, but His. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

  52. Louie says:

    God has the best timing. All this information has proved to be instrumental in starting a new men’s group that includes 5 men that have never been in a all men group. God has perfect timing!!

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