December 20/20 Challenge!

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It has been a year of 20/20 challenges!T hanks for taking this journey with me, I hope they have stretched you and challenged you in so many ways! If you have spending the 20 minutes of God-talk, God-time each day, then I know there has be3en a morph in your soul, and the second half of the 20/20 challenge has hopefully stretched you in the missional realm!

As we come to the end of the year, I would like to challenge you with the first 20/20 challenge, which was to perform 20 acts of random kindness in December…

Believe me, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to stretch into the kingdom of grace during the December shopping season…and you know what,y you’ll feel good as you break the mold and become other-worldly through kindness, grace, and a life filled with wonder!

MC

20/20 Challenge October

2020_image  20/20 Challenge for October

The first half of the 20/20 Challenge remains the same; Spend 20 minutes of God-talk/God-time every day. This is so important. To begin seeing your spiritual, physical, and emotional life experience alignment with God, it takes a commitment to engage God’s presence. So take 10 minutes at the start of your day to align your heart with God’s… to let Him know you are available for whatever He impresses upon your heart during the day. Read the verse of the day on my blog, and ask God to begin showing you who He really is through the Scriptures you read. Then ask Him to impress upon you the who, what, where, when and why of the second prong of the 20/20 challenge.

This month as we pump-up our faith in the God’s Gym series, lets turn our attention for the second half of the 20/20 challenge towards building our faith. Dedicate 20 minutes of your month to taking a faith-infused prayer walk around the church facility (or your place of worship if you don’t go to SVA).  As you walk, here are some things you can pray about:

Pray for growth, unity, love, stewardship, clear communication,
Pray for faith, and forgiveness to grow within your church body. 
Pray against division, personal agendas, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings.
Pray for your pastors, church staff, ministries, ministry leaders, volunteers,
Pray for the marriages, families and individuals represented within your church. 
Pray for giving to grow within your church – for individual’s finances to more toward financial health and for individual’s hearts to be open to giving back to God out of the provisions He give each of us.  Pray for God to reveal to you ways that you might join-in on what He is already doing at your church.  Thank God for what He is doing (and will do) in and through you and your church body.

Now you need to SOUND OFF and tell me what God is revealing to you through this faith focused journey; I love to hear your stories! Just click the comment link!

Illuminate Deo,
Pastor Monty

Phil. 1:6

20/20 Challenge for April

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The first half of the 20/20 Challenge for May remains the same; Spend
20 minutes of God-talk/God-time every day. This is so important. To
begin seeing your spiritual, physical, and emotional life experience
alignment with God, it takes a commitment to engage God’s presence. So
take 10 minutes at the start of your day to align your heart with
God’s… to let Him know you are available for whatever He impresses
upon your heart during the day. Read the verse of the day here on my
blog, and ask God to begin showing you who He really is through the
Scriptures you read. Then ask Him to impress upon you the who, what,
where, when and why of the second prong of the 20/20 challenge.

The second half of the 20/20 challenge for May is spend 20
minutes with one person from your "Viral List." (Remember, that list
you made last month of 20 people that God has in your life & on
your heart who don’t know the life changing message of Jesus Christ.)
Before you meet with them be praying that God would give you an
opportunity to share who Jesus is and what He is doing in your life
with that person. Pray for an ongoing opportunity to journey together
and continue in spiritual dialog drawing them closer and closer to the
God who radically loves them!

"To open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive
forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by
faith…" Acts 26:18


Lets do this together!


Pastor Monty


Phil. 1:6

April 20/20 Challenge

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So how are you doing with the challenge this month!!  Just as a reminder, here is the current 20/20 challenge:

The first half of the 20/20 Challenge for April remains the same; Spend
20 minutes of God-talk/God-time every day. This is so important. To
begin seeing your spiritual, physical, and emotional life experience
alignment with God, it takes a commitment to engage God’s presence. So
take 10 minutes at the start of your day to align your heart with
God’s… to let Him know you are available for whatever He impresses
upon your heart during the day. Read the verse of the day here on my
blog, and ask God to begin showing you who He really is through the
Scriptures you read. Then ask Him to impress upon you the who: what:
where: when and why of the second prong of the 20/20 challenge.

The second half of the 20/20 challenge for April is to make a
"Viral List" of 20 people to pray for, share the gospel with, and
invite to meet Jesus Christ! We all have people who God has put on our
heart; people we work with, play with, see at the grocery store, bank,
baseball field etc. So often, we don’t know what to really do with
that. Here is your chance to write down their names, deliberately bring
them before God in prayer and ask HIM what HE wants you to do about
them. Are they hurting? Do they need a friend, a meal, or just a Word
of Truth spoken into their lives. This month’s challenge is to list the
20 people that God has in your life that don’t know the life changing
message of Jesus Christ, and to pray for each of them.


Lets do this together!


Pastor Monty


Phil. 1:6