Day 35

Day 35 | Lead Other Men

ACTIVITY

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PROVERBS 30
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96 thoughts on “Day 35

  1. Danny probce says:

    Over the last 35 days I have learned how to pray better and be able to have my time with God every morning before work

  2. Danny prince says:

    Over the last 35 days I have learned how to pray better and be able to have my time with God every morning before work

    • Brian Hays says:

      Hi Danny. Hope all is well with you and your family. Thanks for taking the challenge and getting to the end. Blessings, Brian

  3. Ben Ekern says:

    30:5. Every word of God is pure: He is a shield to those who out their trust in Him. Amen. The green bar is all the way across the page, so 35 days have passed! I would love to have coffee with whoever made it to the end to help hold me accountable and strengthen friendships and brotherhood.

  4. Dean Wendler says:

    The 35 day challenge is complete, but my life-long challenge is still a work in progress. Proverbs has taught me to fear the Lord, to seek God’s wisdom, make good decisions, live according to God’s ways, and to Love and Honor my Wife. Proverbs 31:30b & 31 stood out to me. I am so thankful for a wife that loves the Lord.
    It is time for me to put into action what I have learned.

    • Les Silliman says:

      Thank you Jay.
      Paul said “I have run the race, I have finished the course,” but I say I have run the race, but have merely begun the course. Praying that I will finish well.

  5. Nick says:

    Vince…thank you for your heart to lead men closer to Christ. I appreciate all the time you have put in to this! Thank you!

  6. Brian Hays says:

    These is my prayer: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.

    This is my Praise. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but my wife, Donna who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

    Thank you Vince for the Challenge. Thank you for helping us to make it repeatable. Help me to keep the commitments I have made to self-discipline. Blessings to you and your family.

  7. Steve Roarke says:

    I want to thank Vince for giving us the opportunity to grow in our faith and become men of action for God.
    I want to thank my group of friends that excepted this journey with me and supported me. Iron sharpens iron and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

  8. Eric says:

    What an amazing journey. Glory be to God! Thank you Vince for leading us on this kick start of the next stage in my life. Do you have any recommendations of what book of the Bible to read through next? I would have never thought proverbs to be so life changing. Thank you for showing me how to build self confidence through the living word of God. I am looking forward to starting a small group with “7Challenges men encounter”

  9. Tim Kelley says:

    I honor Carla, my wife of 33 years, she has been faithful to me when I was in the ministry, homeschooled our two sons, taught Sunday school for years and most of all has loved me. What a gift the Lord has given me, she is more precious than rubies. I love her with all my heart.

  10. cory doden says:

    Proverbs 30:8 “…give me neither poverty or riches but only my daily bread. ” Thanks Vince for giving us our “daily bread.” Praying for this group to continue to spread the bread to other hungry men!

  11. Eric M. says:

    What a great 35 days this had been. I am amazed at how much I have learned and enjoyed this time. Thank you Vince for all of your time and effort and the amazing job you did presenting this. It’s my hope and prayer that God continues to shine down on you, your family, and your ministry.

  12. David says:

    Vince, Thank you for sharing your wisdom in this challenge. God has used your challenge in my life; God speaks to me more clearly when I pray out loud, He has also shown me more in my scripture reading, I have a better perspective on accountability and God is leading me to put that into action, God is actively building brotherhood between me and two other men, and I am excited to see what ministry God has planned for me. Thank you for this time to focus on God’s hand taking real action in my life.

  13. Bryan Hegland says:

    Proverbs has been a great book to read and study in the last 35 days. It will also be a book that I will get something more out of it, each time I go into it ! God please keep me focused on your call for my life , that I will not become complacent , but an active MAN for your glory , the rest of my days.

  14. Brett Haugen says:

    This has been very helpful, and I’m glad I worked through it to the end. Nice to have this in bite-size chunks to consider each day these last five weeks.

  15. Squirrel says:

    Interesting. Here we are as a group going through the Q source to get instruction on leadership and at the same time we’re doing this challenge to be leaders. I’m grateful for each of you to have joined me, I I appreciate and need men in my life who aren’t afraid to pull leadership lessons from the Bible. I’m a better leader when my soul is centered and focused on God, spreading his word with an intention of partnership.

  16. Wayne D says:

    This has been a great learning experience, and as you guys know, each time we read the same verses in the Bible we get new knowledge from it. I was told to seek wisdom and knowledge and I need you guys to hold me accountable. Let’s do it!
    It’s great to be “All in”!

  17. Pete says:

    A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Surround yourself with positive influences. Don’t fall prey to the deceptive influences. Thank you Toby brothers in Christ for the daily strength you give. Let us continue our journey by being shining examples of Christ.

  18. Dennis says:

    Lord you give us what we need! My house is thankful! I have grown to be more consistent in my time with you through this 35 day challenge. I seek your wisdom daily!

  19. LeBron Eller says:

    Deny self, Take up your cross daily, Follow me. Now go out as I have shown you and make disciples.

  20. Troy says:

    Thank you Vince……………..
    Best of God’s Will to all you Men!!!!!!!
    Proverbs 30:5 5 “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
    Our shield is our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

  21. Kenneth McClatchey says:

    Agur, the author of Prov 30 obviously studied Solomon’s work and greatly embraced it. Verses 5-9 especially capture the life message for me.
    vs5 – Every word of God is flawless vs6 – Do Not add to them vs7 – Two things I ask of you God vs8 – keep falsehood and lies far from me and give me neither riches or poverty but give me only my daily bread vs9 – Otherwise I may have too much and disown you or I may become poor and steal and dishonor the name of my Lord.
    This challenge has been a powerful start to 2020. I feel that Our Lord has called us to a discipleship that will yet open our eyes,ears and heart to Him more and more. I’m with Ben and Wayne to keep this moving forward, growing our friendships, brotherhood and accountability.

  22. Dan says:

    Don’t do nothing….
    According to Proverbs 28, I think the author is saying there is or should be fear, which leads to selfishness, in the heart of the wicked…and the righteous live by confident truth, which leads to generosity.

    I wonder if my understanding of justice (conviction) has been poor because I haven’t been seeking God with my whole heart? (Verse 5)
    Realizing that I wasn’t spending time with Jesus specifically had a changing affect several weeks back.

    I thank God for this ministry, its leadership, and for the men who took this journey together.

    Want to study Jesus together?

  23. Chad says:

    Vince –
    Thank you for showing us the way to go ALL IN!
    And, now, apathy stand clear. God is on the move in many groups of mighty men. Let the transformations unfold.

    P.S.
    BAM!

  24. Isaac says:

    Thank you Vince for the challenge! I’m looking forward to using these tools in the fellowship of men in my town.

  25. Ryan Gatzlaff says:

    I have been taught, trained, rebuked, and corrected the past 35 days. Knowing that other men have been in this journey as well has been very encouraging. Thank you all for your comments throughout the challenge.

  26. Dave Benson says:

    What a way to finish up Proverbs with the very last verse 31 “Give her the reward she has earned and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” In my office I have a plaque that says “Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your mother proud”. I just lost my loving mother to cancer five months ago so today I’m reflecting back on what we have learned in a practical way which mirrors my mom’s teaching and her example throughout my life. It has certainly changed my prayer life and my desire to be obedient to God’s Word!
    This has been a great journey with you guys! I’m looking forward to meeting with any or all of you to share what we’ve gleaned from this challenge. Let’s keep it going. Like Vince said in his audio this morning, let’s not “do nothing”. We all know the results we get from “nothing”. Grateful for God’s Word, Vince’s teaching and all of you guys! All In!

  27. Ross says:

    Great study, Vince, thanks for your intuitive approach and your passion for teaching men. Blessings on your work to produce books and materials , and on Resolute as a whole.

  28. Ian Bonthron says:

    Thank you Vince for taking the time to put together this 35 day challenge. It has been a big encouragement to me, and also a good reinforcement for me, as I do a lot of these things with men already. Community with men is so important, yet it is so underestimated nowadays but it is so needed. Please keep working and helping men be in community with each other . God bless you.

  29. Rich says:

    Vince,
    This has been a great 35 days!!! It has been a blessing to me to further my connection with the Lord.
    God bless you and everyone who accepted this challenge!!!

  30. jim says:

    Vince… Thank U for leading and challenging thru this wonderful 35 day study! It’s been so helpful to slow down.. make it a priority and be blessed because of it. Game of Life ON! I’m sharing the principles with others~

  31. Michael says:

    Proverbs 30:6 says do not add to the words of the Lord, a good reminder to us to push each other as men to follow God more closely, but not become legalists

  32. Tim Montgomery says:

    It was good to work through this challenge, I know I have some pieces I hope to take away and some rhythms I’m hoping to keep going in the future. Good stuff!

  33. Mike says:

    I have been fortunate to have the wife I have. Her name is Julie and she is amazing. Always there to give our 3 boys and I encouragement, uplifting words and unconditional love.
    Thank you Vince very much,
    God bless you and all of the men who participated.

  34. Dave says:

    I am weary God, but I can prevail. This is the start of Proverbs 30 and later on the proverb speaks of four things that are small or weak yet extremely wise. I am reminded of Paul’s words, “when I am weak, He (God) is strong,” which I believe is in line with the exhortation of this proverb.

    In isolation men are at risk and will often fail. We need to be Spirit led, co-laborer challenged, and helping others all along the way. We were created for relationship and when we live in the best context of that we will prevail and God will be seen and glorified.

  35. Bert says:

    This is a very great approach that’s not too heavy for some men. I think this will get men where we want to lead them and build them.

  36. Louie says:

    Thanks for the challenge. It’s truly inspiring to see an interest in helping men. I’ve been praying for more interest in men’s ministry. I appreciate all the help I can get. Well done!!

  37. Eddie says:

    30:33: “For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife.” I have definitely done this in my life before, stirred up anger, I was in an unhealthy place with my emotions and not dedicated to serving God at the time, but I have come a long way in the last 5-6 years alone, since I DID dedicate my life to the Lord.
    31:17: “She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.” (talking about wives) This reminds me of ANY loving Christian wife, mine included. Her work ethic surpasses mine more often than not, which is a hard thing to admit, but truth is more important than comfort.
    31:30: “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” This verse reminds me of my wife as well, she fears the Lord and I praise her every chance I get. As you talked about in the devo for today Vince, I am going to text my mother, see if she can talk, then call her and tell her how much I love and appreciate her as she is. Not that I haven’t done that before, but as I heard from
    Craig Groeschel, in a sermon series we did in my small group, “don’t hold back a compliment from anyone.” We are called to lift each other up with encouragement, why not start with our households, family that raised us, and anyone else that comes to mind.

  38. Chuck Nordstrom says:

    Verses to reflect on:
    Proverbs 30:
    5 “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
    Proverbs 31:
    8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
    9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
    10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
    11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

    Lastly, Vince I thank our great and loving Lord for bringing you into my life about a year and a half ago, when I was in the midst of a desperate, yet prayerful search, for a biblical and loving men’s group. He answered my prayers! First with a WONDERFUL group, then with studies from Resolute!
    You and your team are such a blessing to so many men (and their families)!
    I will continue to pray for you, your wife & family, and that the Lord will continue to use you as a vessel of His will and glory!
    Matt. 25:23 “Well done, good and faithful servant “

  39. Troy says:

    Wisdom ……..Congratulations everyone this 35 day challenge went fast. I am Happy to have been with you during this time.

  40. Nate Hill says:

    Vince, once again thank you for taking the time to putting this together and caring enough to want to see men walking with the Lord.

    God’s blessing’s to all the guys who participated. Stay in the Word, talk to Jesus daily and start your day off in Him! Go boldly, for the Lord is with you always!

    Blessings

  41. Les Silliman says:

    Our 35 days are finished. Now we are to go out and live this challenge for the rest of our lives.
    Don’t let this 35 days be the end, but rather the beginning.

  42. Joe says:

    Thank you Vince for the 35 day challenge and for your prayers and prayers of all on the journey. Great instruction and life lessons I needed to add in my daily devotional life. God bless you

  43. Gordon says:

    Proverbs 31 says, “It is not for kings to drink wine.” History gives many examples of rulers who made foolish serious mistakes because of drunkenness. Many died early because of drunkenness. Alcoholism is very much hereditary and many of my ancestors were alcoholic, so I definitely should not start drinking alcoholic beverages. Some people were angry at me for this, but I know their anger is an attack from Satan. Jesus will keep me sober.

  44. Chad Husted says:

    to have a good friend, i need to be a good friend. i’m working on this. thanks for the encouragement.

  45. Michael says:

    I wasnt sure what to expect when I started this challenge but I have been receiving the daily devo from Vince for over a year now and it has been great so I knew this challenge was going to be great as well. One thing I that I never did before this challenge was pray out loud. Other than praying before meals or in church, it was never something I thought to do on my own. The first time in the challenge when it said to pray out loud it felt kinda weird but as I was praying out load I could feel the emotions of it take over me and had tears in my eyes. It was such a powerful experience. Thank you Vince for doing this challenge and for the daily devo.

  46. J.T. Fetherolf says:

    Verse 31:30
    I cannot be more thankful than to see what God has done and is doing through my wife. I am so thankful to be united with her in marriage. What a great way and reminder verse for me to end this devotional series with.

  47. Matt says:

    Thank you, Vince for putting together this challenge! I am thankful for the structure that you have suggested for a men’s group, and will be using this. God bless you and all the men that have participated in this challenge!

  48. Tom says:

    Thank you Vince for the opportunity to learn how to worship and build a relationship with other
    Christian brothers. You have shown me that God is not done with me yet.

  49. Gary says:

    Thanks to you Vince for your time and dedication. I also need thank my brother Mike S he ask me to do this and I said I’m all in.The lord saved me 2 years ago along with my wife.I am so blessed. I love my lord Jesus Christ and will honor him till he takes me up to his kingdom. What a glorious day that will be.Cant wait.

  50. Darin Palmer says:

    It’s been a great 35 days. I took steps that didn’t think I could. I’m looking forward to starting a men’s group in our church. I have the confidence know to reach out to other guys and start this process by just having coffee and asking questions. Thanks Vince for your ministry! Love you my brother in Christ!

  51. Jesse Skytland says:

    Proverbs 30:8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.

    All of Proverbs 31 has wisdom. Pray that at my age of 38 that I further listen and continue to learn.

    ALL IN❕

  52. Kevin V says:

    Vince, thanks for the challenge and encouragement. This has made a significant difference in my life. May God continue to bless you, your family and your ministry!!

  53. R Francis says:

    In Proverbs 30:8,9…these verses are speaking to me about not forgetting God and putting other things before hm. Now Solomon didn’t ask the LORD for riches but he asked him for Wisdom…because of that God blessed Solomon with both riches and honor. Verse 33 is letting me know it’s not good to escalate a situation when a person is angry about somethings this may increase and lead into an argument. Chapter 31 It isn’t good drinking alcohol and becoming drunk and having affairs with different women’s, Isn’t going to help me with my daily problems. Only God can give and help a man find a wife who respect …

    him and is honorable and loveable and staying busy to do what is right and helping to support her husband and their family and household.

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