Monday, December 1, 2008


I know becoming a spiritually minded Christian does not happen by accident. Spiritually minded Christians do not become spiritual minded by accidentally reading their Bibles, or by praying “flare prayers” (prayers only offered when in need or distress), joining the assemblies only when convenient, sharing their faith only when there are no perceived threats, etc… Spiritually minded people become spiritually minded intentionally. Intentionally spiritual minded by pursuing a deeper relationship with God through Christ and by intentionally surrendering the “pilot’s seat” over to God and go where He takes you (spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally).
A powerful personal growth tool is the 30-day trial. This is a concept borrowed from the shareware industry, where you can download a trial version of a piece of software and try it out risk-free for 30 days before you’re required to buy the full version. It’s also a great way to develop new habits, and best of all, it’s simple. Dr Harley said, “If you want to change your behavior, consistently perform an action the same time, same way, every day for 30 days.” We really are ‘creatures of habit’.
So, what is THE 30 DAY CHALLENGE for Central? During the month of December schedule an hour a day with the Lord! Replace an hour of television / novel reading / I-pod listening / video game playing with intentional time with God without distractions! I think we will be blessed beyond measure when we pursue a deeper relationship with God. I really think your marriage will be blessed if you take THE 30 DAY CHALLENGE with your spouse!
Drop me a note about the changes, struggles, strengths, blessings etc… during THE 30 DAY CHALLENGE –


Bethany and Andrew Vaughn said...

what a great challenge. It sounds like something we should do everyday, but we all have intentions but the follow through is the part that counts. Im going to try it and see where it brings me in life.

Bruce and Amanda Baird said...

I am glad you have accepted the challenge! I hope you and your family are blessed because of it. Keep me updated on how it goes.

Liss and MOMMY said...

I am going to pretend I didn't read your blog today. Hee Hee

Jeff Foster said...

Bruce & Amanda,

Great post (as usual) and a great appeal. I needed it. Thanks.