Resolutions while a great idea…usually don’t see their fulfillment. But this year I am making some “decisions” and some “declarations”. I am determined to be better, stronger, more present and will fight to be and to do all that I am called to be and do. What is God asking of you this year?

2019 Declarations:

Teaching the Gospel without demonstrating the Gospel is not enough.

Having a good church club is not enough, good fellowship is not enough, and just being a member of that club is not enough.

Having a good bible study is good, but not good enough, just making it to heaven is not my goal, and that knowing about God without truly knowing and experiencing God is meaningless.

Going to good programs is not enough; that change without transformation is intolerable, and that STAYING THE SAME IS NOT AN OPTION!!!!

That gifting without character is futile.

Having faith without works is not enough and having works without love is not acceptable-my function comes out of my relationship with the Father and second with others.

That reading the book of Acts without living the book of Acts is unthinkable.

That confident faith is good but bold faith is better. 

To be Holy Spirit filled, led, and empowered moment by moment, anything less will not do.

That living saved, but not as a supernatural bride, is living below my privilege and short of what Christ died for.

I have decided that I am a battle ship, not a cruise ship, part of an army, not an audience; Special Forces not a spectator, a missionary to this world not a club member.

I am a pioneer, not a squatter-someone who takes up space others have fought for without improving it.

I have decided to be infectious not innocuous, contagious instead of quarantined, deadly to the kingdom of darkness not benign.

To be a radical lover and an outrageous giver.

I will honor the past-I WILL NOT LIVE IN IT!!!

I will live in the present with my eyes of the future.

I will see past events-successes AND failures-as stepping stones not stop signs.

I will pursue learning to be transformed, not learning in order to know. I will be a person of engagement not observation.

I will focus on what could be, not on WHAT IS OR HAS BEEN!!

I will be a person of destiny not of my history. That it is better to fail while reaching for the impossible than to succeed at settling for less.

That nothing short of His kingdom come, His will be done in my world as it is in heaven will satisfy.


That I will do what He tells me no matter the personal cost…so help me God.

Are you tired of sitting in a church, occupying space rather than taking ground your enemy has stolen? Are you tired of being tired? Are you willing to sacrifice your time, money and comforts for the Gospel? This is decision time…are you ready?











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