April 12, 2015

The Opposite Direction of Good

I am sitting here writing this on a Monday morning (yes, I schedule my blog posts sometimes so don’t be alarmed!). I just had a wonderful weekend! It was filled with everything I could possibly want. The kids got along really well; my wife and I laughed and smiled; our small group meeting was very meaningful; my son played his first soccer game of the season and played with the most confidence I have seen him play yet; I got to see some old friends on the way out from the soccer field and it really made me smile to see the genuine care and love on their faces (what up Brad!); my church experience Sunday was very enlightening as the Lord continues to speak and teach me through strong bible messages from my pastor; My daughter and I laughed and laughed up and down Target while we shopped as she informed me that she doesn’t need to learn how to buy eggs (or buy whatever) because her husband was going to be doing the shopping while she was at home taking care of the kids! (my wife laughed hysterically when I repeated this conversation to her right after it happened).

The last two days were really good.

But how did this happen? Was this just coincidence – one in which everything just “clicked” with our family this weekend?

It actually has to do with how I STARTED my day the last two days – and I am starting to see the evidence of this more and more all the time.

I began each day by reading the Bible. Then praying. Then writing 3 things in my gratitude journal.

Now already you may be tuning me out and thinking that I am some type of super RealChristiainBusinessman. That I do this all the time, that I am the most holy person you may know.

But I’m not. I assure you.

I STRIVE to do this every day – but it doesn’t always happen. Yet the more and more I DON’T do it I begin to see how the day goes a different way for me. It goes in the opposite direction of good.

So don’t let Satan bring you down today because you didn’t start out by reading your Bible. Or praying. Or being thankful.

Just START NOW and just do it. Do something! No matter how small you think it may be. It matters in God’s kingdom.
And watch the difference as your life transform before your eyes.

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matt 6:33 (ESV)

3 Comments on “The Opposite Direction of Good

Dan Kopp
April 13, 2015 at 5:05 am

I loved the title of this blog and the concept of a “gratitude journal” as well. And the encouragement to just do something when it comes to pursuing your spiritual journey while not letting the devil turn it into a legalistic pursuit.

April 13, 2015 at 5:54 am

Amen my brother Satan wants us to do as little as possible!


Brad Poel
April 13, 2015 at 5:16 am

Great reminder to be consistent in the “little things”, which are really big things! Glad you had a great weekend with your family. And THAT great weekend sets the tone for a positive Monday as you begin your work week. (Thanks for the shout-out! Great seeing you after the game, as well!)


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