Day 22 – In the Stillness

Scripture reminds us that all things must be done properly — one thing after another. It doesn’t mention anything about taking shortcuts or omitting things. Another translation states do everything properly and in order.¬†Again, the message is clear that there’s an order to things, so we must follow the natural order of things. Much like…

Day 20 – Rinse Cycle

God is so good. For the past 10 days, it’s been raining in my neck of the woods. We’ve had a few thunderstorms, wind, hail, and now there’s just a light, misty rain. Father used this common weather phenomenon to illustrate the journey to surrender. The wind, hail, and thunderstorms are akin to the agitation…

Day 16 – Stains

Has this ever happened to you? You empty all your pockets before throwing your clothes into the wash, and when you take them out to dry, there’s a mysterious stain on your favorite white t-shirt? So, you spend the next few minutes inspecting the bottom of the washer in hopes of finding the culprit that…

Day 15 – We’re Halfway There

It’s hard to imagine that two weeks have already gone by. We’ve been on this weight loss challenge together, and it feels good to travel this road with friends. I feel a little lighter as a result of the work I’ve been focusing on lately. I hope you feel the same. When I issued this…

Day 14 – Step on the Scale

I’m curious. When was the last time you stepped on the scale? Some people check every single day! That may seem excessive, but when you’re dieting or experimenting with a new lifestyle, you see weight loss (or gain) as the measuring stick to determine whether you’ve met your goal. What if I told you that…

Day 12 – Two Are Better

Keep looking in the mirror, and don’t forget to find a mirror friend who’s also walking the road to freedom. We were not meant to walk this road alone, and Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 reminds us of that. Your mirror friend will see your transformation long before you will. Just recently I had a conversation with a…

Day 11 – Look in the Mirror

The key to transformation is having an awareness of where you are now and where you hope to go. Being completely honest with yourself is as important today as it was 10 days ago. If we were journeying to physical fitness together, you might look in the mirror and notice toner arms and legs at…

Day 10 – Super ________

Often times when we are faced with criticism, we tend to ignore it — labeling the message as false and the messenger as a hater. I’m a firm believer that the so-called haters aren’t always wrong. Let that rest in your spirit for a minute. The haters aren’t always wrong. Now, I admit that the…

Day 9 – Idols

Be mindful of how you spend your time — especially as you go through this challenge. Remember that the goal of this challenge is to offer you strategies for surrendering everything that keeps you tethered to the world. A secondary goal is to shine a light on those worldly customs and behaviors that you might…