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Wednesday, October 27 2021

Week 43 - #Prepare “Evolve”

"To Unroll and Evolve"

2 Corinthians 5:17 - 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

Ecclesiastes 3:1 - 1There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

Proverbs 18:15 - 15The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.

Evolve comes from the Latin word ēvolvere, "to unroll."

I love pondering about this idea “to unroll.”

In my mind I equate “to unroll” with the anticipation of seeing things “play out.”

To unroll sounds a lot more fun than to evolve. However, if truly the same meaning, I can see the urgency to start preparing to evolve today.

One of my favorite John Maxwell quotes is “change is inevitable, growth is optional.” In our preparation to evolve, we don’t have to grudgingly accept it, we can learn to understand this necessary process, and welcome it, like the slow rising of a beautiful sunrise, or the sunset fading to its temporary resting place.

In our preparation to evolve, the status quo is the enemy.

Every day we have an opportunity to turn to a new page in our lives yet to be written. To unroll and evolve in all aspects of our lives.

What needs to be "unrolled," today? What facets of your life could use more intentional preparation to continuously evolve?

As it is written in Ecclesiastes 3:1, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens."

Maybe it's time to change up our activities and move into the next season?

Perhaps it's time to evolve into a deeper relationship with Jesus, "to unroll" and receive all His love He has to offer.

In 2 Corinthians 5:17 Paul tells us how to prepare for this, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"

I'm not sure when Paul shared those instructions to the Corinthians, he had the word evolve on his mind, but he was offering a way for new life.

And it is only through thoughtful preparation and acknowledgement of wisdom from those God sends our way, that allows us to fully "unroll" ourselves and perpetually evolve into a new life. Proverbs 18:15 describes how to obtain and stay on this path of evolution, "The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out."

DADs, let us be discerning today, seeking out knowledge allowing us to unroll and evolve!

To God be the glory!

DADs “get in the game”…

Today is game day…and so is every day…

God gives you! So…C’mon Men Suit Up!

**Today we prepare to“Evolve” Next week we will consider how critical it is to prepare to “bless.”


Note: *For this new year of 2021, the combination of my age (understanding my own fragile mortality), this current and ongoing global pandemic, and most recently the personal loss I’ve experienced of one of my students, has amplified the need to land on one word...#Prepare.

In this "pursuit to prepare" I am determined to dedicate the 52 weeks of 2021 blogging every Week about one aspect of preparation God lays on my heart.

As mentioned in week 1, the word “prepare” means “to establish, fix, or apply.” It conveys the idea of deliberate effort over a prolonged period of time.

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