Wednesday, July 25 2018
At Suit Up Ministries we use the word hope…H.O.P.E.as an
acronym representing the four quarters
that every DADneeds,
to become fully transformed, into the man God uses.
And He uses us all!
The 1st Quarter is humility…
What does it mean to be humble? The chorus of a old Mac Davis tune…
“Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble…when you are perfect in every way”…
is not exactly in line with the webster’s definition of humility…
that being one that has a
“modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, etc.”
It doesn’t exactly parallel with what the Bible says about humility either!
Humility is said to be the foundation of spiritual transformation and 2nd only to faith.
However, humility is considered the first virtue inasmuch as it removes the obstacles to faith.
It removes pride and makes a man a fit recipient of grace:
According to the words of James 4:6, "God resists the proud, and gives his grace to the humble".
"True humility" is distinctly different from "false humility", which consists of sacrificing one's own
sanctity, gifts, talents, and accomplishments for the sake of receiving praise or adulation from another…
One amazing illustrated of great humilityis in the person of Moses, who leads the Hebrew people
out of slavery in Egypt and to the “Promised Land”.Humilityis a sign of Godly strength and purpose,
not weakness. Of this great leader, the Bible states:
“For Moses was a man exceeding meek above all men that dwelt upon earth", Numbers 12:3.
DADs…the biggest obstacle opposed to humility is our “pride”.
I Peter 5:6 says…Humble yourselves, therefore under God’s mighty hand , that he may lift you up in due time.
The next several weeks we will contemplate what gets in the way of your humility. Humilityis the first step to hope…
and without humility you cannot be fully obedient!
Men…do not stand on the sidelines of life…get off the bench…“get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you!
So…C’mon men…Suit Up!
To follow the “Suit Up” Movement…
Wednesday, July 18 2018
in their families;
their dreams and goals; their finances;
their futures…and in their today's!
Inside every man, even a
is a (precious)little boy, a child of God,
wanting the same safe & secure life as
the next person.
The Passage in Jeremiah 29:11says:
For I know the plans I have for you
"plans for [your] welfare, not for disaster,
to give you a future and a hope.
At Suit Up Ministrieswe use the word “hope"…H.O.P.E.
as an acronym representing the four vitalLINKSthat every
man needs to become transformed into the child of God
and to be FULLYused:
E…Eternal vs External
DADs…each step builds upon each other…
all essential stepstowards walking in Christ…
and each giving the hopethat every man wants
that together provides every DADthe gift of
true hope through Christ Jesus.
DADs…do not stand on the sidelines of life…get off the bench…“get in the game”…
Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you!
So…C’mon men…Suit Up!
Wednesday, July 11 2018
DADs…the last three weeks we have been talking
about how important it is to identify the MVP’s in your life…
those people will motivate your character…
value your soul & praise your journey!
We found out that the first step towards finding your MVP’s…
is “Acknowledging”the need for MVP’s in your life.
Then we discovered that the second step was all about“Broadening”
your perspective for who might be an MVP for you!
Today we look at the final step…“Cultivating” the relationships
that you already have!
In plants the definition of cultivating means to:
to prepare and use for growing crops; to till; to grow from seeds.
With our MVP’s…”Cultivating" is defined as:to improve by care,
training, or study; to promote the development or growth of;
acquire and develop and to give one's attention to; to pursue!
Romans 12: 9-10– Paul writes…
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.
Honor one another above yourselves”.
How often do we miss opportunities to “Cultivate"relationships
that we already have? Why do we spend so much time seeking
what can be literally standing right beside us?
DADs...today…take time to “Cultivate"the relationships that you
already have and are willing to be the MVPthat enables you to
run with a winning team…God’s team.
DADs…do not stand on the sidelines of life…get off the bench…
“get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you!
So…C’mon DADs…Suit Up!
Wednesday, July 04 2018
DADs...This week we have been talking about how important it is to identify the MVP’s in your life…those people will motivate your character…value your soul & praise your journey!
Last week we found out that the first step towards finding your MVP’s…is “Acknowledging” the need for MVP’s in your life.
Today we look at the second step…“Broadening”your perspective for who might be an MVP.
You see DADs…there is always a reason why God puts certain people in your lives!
We only need to open our eyes and look beyond our own beliefs, prejudices and simply just plain stubbornness, that often keeps us from truly seeing those MVP’s that would & will encourage our faith.
Its always amazing who will or can influence you to be better!
Proverbs 11:2– When pride comes – then comes disgrace – but humility comes wisdom.
“Broadening" our perspective as to who will walk with us is essential to running with a winning team….God’s team.
Is there somebody that crosses your path daily that if given a chance could be the very person that God purposely placed in your life to be your next MVP?
DADs…do not stand on the sidelines of life…get off the bench…“get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you!
So…C’mon DADs…Suit Up!