Week 1: “I Decide to Start”
“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith . . .” - Hebrews 12:2 (NASV)
Week One: We’re going to decide to start.
Week Two: We’re going to decide to stop.
Week Three: We’re going to decide to stay.
Week Four: We’re going to decide to go.
We are going to decide to Start, Stop, Stay and Go!
I. The Emphasis of A Good START
At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. 5 Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.” 10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. - Daniel 6:4-5, 10
II.Two Questions to Consider Concerning our Start!
What Does God Want You To Want?
What Story Does God Want You to Tell?
Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. - I Cor. 4:2
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. - Ephesians 5:33
Be still, and know that I am God - Psalms 46:10
What Do You Need To Start?
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33
for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. - I John 5:4
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. - II Peter 3:18
The Decisions you make today will determine the story you tell tomorrow.
Meanwhile a prophet came to Ahab king of Israel and announced, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Do you see this vast army? I will give it into your hand today, and then you will know that I am the Lord.’” 14 “But who will do this?” asked Ahab. The prophet replied, “This is what the Lord says: ‘The junior officers under the provincial commanders will do it.’” “And who will start the battle?” he asked. The prophet answered, “You will.” - I Kings 20:13-14
Who will decide to start? You will!
Live It Out
1. What Does God Want You to Want?
2. What Story Does God Want You To Tell?