Greetings Man of God!
AS A MAN OF GOD…
Everything counts. Every circumstance. Every relationship. Every interaction. Every reaction. Every decision. Being God’s man means each day is a new mission, a new adventure, and new opportunity to engage the unseen and powerful reality called the Kingdom of God that surrounds our lives. We are called to be aware, alert, active, and advancing the Kingdom in our space and time.
TODAY’S KINGDOM MOVE: Share the “Taking the Offensive” video with a man of God in your NETWORK that needs to be reminded of his Kingdom mission today.
TODAY?S CHALLENGE: SHARE “Taking The Offensive” VIDEO WITH A FRIEND AND SHOW UP! Click HERE
1. Taking the Offensive
The Bible teaches that God’s man approaches life with a different set of glasses. He is proactively participating with it, always searching for the Kingdom of God in every opportunity, person, situation, and event in his life. Every day is a new mission that will demand a new expression of Christ in him and through him. These missions from God are daily, dynamic, and discerned spiritually. He has joined the epic battle of good and evil. He is resolute. Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God is advancing forcefully and forceful men lay hold of it,” (Matthew 11:12). In this three part series, Pastor Kenny Luck speaks boldly about SEEING and SEIZING Kingdom moments in your life as Jesus intends.
The theme of 1 Thessalonians 4 is living to please God. Let me raise the value of what I am about to read. This is God?s word for you. What you do with it is up to you. My job is to share it and let his Spirit bring application to you.
This is what God says: “Finally brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living, now we ask you, urge you, to do this more and more for you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.”
I want to stop there and have you say something with me. Say “In the Lord Jesus.” This message is for people who are in the Lord Jesus. If you are in the Lord Jesus, then it is under this authority that Paul says, “for you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.” Of the Lord Jesus for those in the Lord Jesus: that?s important.
What are you sacrificing today in your life? What?s the pain that you are enduring to know Christ?
Let me boil that down. If you love your wife and you want to honor God in your marriage, you’ll suffer counseling to win intimacy. That’s the kind of pain I’m talking about. If you love Christ and you want to be one with Him and you struggle with lust, porn and fantasy, you will suffer the pain of confessing that to a brother who will help you win that battle. If there is a habit that you have that is not in alignment with God’s will, it hurts you and your relationships with other people.
4. In case you missed them….
I am praying for you each week during the month. Next month, I’m going to ask for your help with a few things. Again, take courage and live as God’s man, flaws and all. Don’t let your struggles keep you from doing good. Come to the site and share your comments and thoughts, and encourage others! Until next week…
YOU ARE THE REVOLUTION!
Kenny Luck is the founder of Every Man Ministries and the men’s pastor at Saddleback Church. His 20th book – SLEEPING GIANT: No Movement of God without Men of God – is the proven blueprint for men’s ministries, and was recently released through B&H Publishing. Leadership kits and church resources published by LifeWay. Watch and read more of Kenny’s teaching here at EveryManMinistries.com.
March 2013 Volume 4