9/25/2018

Yukon, OK- Wednesday - 6:30am - @CBMCOKC

Our group will meet Wednesday morning (9/26/18) at 6:30am in BancFirst lobby located at 2500 S Cornwell, Yukon.  Try to make it and consider inviting a guest.

 

As The Lord does…He reminded me of something very simple over the weekend.  


What am I dwelling on?  

What am I reading, watching? 

 

I think God knows my ability to make decisions that are, let's say, "less than God honoring" when it comes to seeing, doing, thinking (about) things that do not "enlarge my horizon" with Him.  So, He places quotes like this in my path – or awesome guys like you – to remind me of what is good and what I need to focus on each day.

 

As Oswald indicates in this quote… I (we) need to "always keep in contact with those books and those people that enlarge our horizon and make it possible to stretch ourselves mentally."

 

Years ago…I had this shirt with the verse reference of Philippians 4:8-9.  The shirt has "shrunk" over the years but the verse rings true and is a bold reminder to dwell on things that will "enlarge [my] horizon" with God.  The verse doesn't necessarily speak to hanging out with people or reading books specifically – so I am taking liberties – but you get what I mean.  

 

The end of verse 9 provides an awesome outcome…"put it into practice.And the God of peace will be with you."

 

#true #noble #reputable #authentic #compelling #gracious #TheBestNotTheWorst #ThingsToPraiseNotCurse

 

Hope to see you Wednesday!

 

Jay 

9/10/2018

Yukon, OK - @CBMCOKC - 6:30am Wednesday

Our group gathering will meet Wednesday morning (9/12/18) at 6:30am in BancFirst lobby located at 2500 S Cornwell, Yukon.  Try to make it and consider inviting a guest.  

 


Are you doing alright this week?  Finally drying out a little bit…and actually seeing the sun again!

 

We ran through this a few attributes ago (I think), but for my sake I need to toss it out here again.

 

Our goal in everything we do is to glorify God.  Right?

If this is an accurate statement, how am I doing?

 

If you are like me….my gut response is: "Thanks for that Jay!  I did _______ today and that sure didn't bring Him glory."

 

Dave Ramsey talks about taking "baby steps" to arrive at financial freedom. 

Many small steps, over and over, and then finally the needle moves.  It takes time, patience, perseverance, etc. 

 

Likewise in faith.  We forget that in our faith it is a ONE DAY AT A TIME thing…taking small steps toward bringing Him glory - today. Renewing our mind (Rom 12:2) daily as it were to facilitate the moving of the needle in our personal lives.  And when our lives are impacted, the lives around us are impacted too.

 

The more we commit and obey, the more intimate our relationship becomes…and the spiritual outflow is God glorified.

Each baby step of commitment…glorifies God.

Each thought we take captive to Christ…glorifies God.

 

A possible (really abbreviated) formula for long term God glorification:

(Commitment to God + Obeying God) x Time = long term glorification of God.

 

"And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you WILL abound in every good work." 2 Cor 9:8 (emphasis mine)

 

Have a great week and I hope to see you Wednesday!

 

Psalm 37:5-6  /  2 Cor 10:5  /  2 Cor 9:8  /  2 Cor 9:11

 

Jay