This is Day 7 from the Journal Challenge:
How’s it going? Are you still hanging in there? We are officially ONE week into this challenge. I don’t know about you, but I get so excited about my time with the Lord. It refreshes me in the most beautiful way.
The word the Lord put on my heart today is DISCIPLINE.
Will you DIE to your flesh long enough to finally see some results in your own life? Many of us want the victory but we won’t die to our flesh long enough to see the outcome.
If you’re not keeping up with this challenge, I am not here to beat you down. But I am here to encourage you to look at the PATTERNS in your life. Do you always get excited about things but you never finish anything? What areas in your life do you have half-built houses?
God tells you to start the business and you got the LLC. But you have been sitting on it for years.
God tells you to pray for your unsaved loved ones but you give up after you don’t see any change in their life.. in a week.
God gives instructions, you get excited.. but that’s about it.
Then, in the same breath, you ask God to use you to reach nations.
Baby, He’s using you to make your bed everyday.
Let’s learn to be faithful with that.
Lets’ put that donut down and pick up a 5 pound weight.
Let’s put finally apply to that school that he told you to start.
Let’s finally show up to work on time.
Let’s buy that course.
Let’s show up for the ministry we said we would volunteer for.
Let’s declutter that closet.
Let’s get up out of the bed.
Let’s finally delete all of those “just in case I need a boyfriend” phone numbers.
Let’s open up our bible and read it.
You see, it starts with SMALL daily decisions of saying “YES” to Jesus.
Hebrews 12:11 tells us that “No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.”
What does that tell me?
That you’re TRAINING your flesh. It ain’t easy but you will see a HARVEST in your life when you TRAIN yourself to continue to stay focused on Him. Will you ENDURE and keep GOING TODAY?
So, I challenge you today.
Don’t give up.
Train that flesh.
Stop letting how you feel run your entire life.
Sit at the Father’s feet and Let Him show you what to do.
Then, don’t neglect His TRAINING. It’s for your good.
I’ve gotten some questions on what to journal and this is included in the Journal details below but I use my journal to write what the Lord shows me, I use it to keep me accountable (for example, today is day 7), I use it to pour my heart out to Jesus. (like a diary)
So, again, today is day 7. Grab your journals and write “Day 7” Tomorrow is Day 8 and so on. If this is your first day joining the challenge, for you — it’s day 1. If you haven’t grabbed your journal or a book to read for the month — find one! If you need some help, I have journals and books HERE. I will rush ship everything to you!
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the details of the Journal challenge, check it out HERE.
ALSO, every week, I will be giving you a NEW scripture to meditate on for the week. The goal is to meditate on it daily AND memorize it. Even if you’ve already memorized the scripture — then meditate on it. Just roll it over in your mind, think about it, focus on it, break it down and study it in a brand new way.
WE HAVE A NEW CHALLENGE FOR TOMORROW: WEDNESDAY (1/8).
Let’s do a “No Social Media Day.” That’s right. 24 hours. Including me, I won’t be posting either.
Every time you’re tempted to grab your phone and go on social media, open up that bible app. Listen to a sermon. I will be sending reminders before then. 🙂
Here’s this week’s scripture to memorize:
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Last week’s scripture is:
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT Version)
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all that you do and He will show you which path to take.”
Just a few things!
– I will be sending out a DAILY email of encouragement for the next 21 days and we will wrap with my FREE monthly study on January 23rd, 2020 at 9pm EST LIVE on my Youtube Channel. ( I will also be doing a Live Q & A!)
– There’s no “set” time to when I will send out the daily email. I will send it out as the Holy Spirit places it on my heart. It may be 8am EST. Or, 8pm EST. Don’t worry, it’s coming! Also, make sure you take this email out of your junk mail if it went there!
– Be sure to join the Facebook Group for accountability! You can join the group HERE. If the link isn’t pulling up for you for some reason, just search “Pinky Promise Sisterhood” on Facebook.
Remember, it’s easy to start. The goal here is to FINISH. You have 24 hours in ONE day. Give 1% of your day to God for the next 21 days. I can ASSURE you that it will CHANGE your life.
After the 21 days, you will find yourself NATURALLY going to the Lord’s presence for 1:1 time.
Also, I am doing a giveaway on my Facebook /MrsHeatherLindsey & IG @heatherllove for the 2020 Pinky Promise Conference! Check it out!
July 30-Aug 2
God loves you like crazy,
P.S.Be sure to tell your friends to sign up! Invite at least ONE friend to do this with you! It’s such much better when you’re doing it TOGETHER!