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Jesus, Reset my________

By August 4, 2017 Devotionals
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Jesus, Reset my ________.

Wow, this week has been absolutley crazy. At my church, we had this small event (Pulse Week 2017) that made a huge difference in a bunch of peoples lives. Youth gave their lives to Jesus and allowed Jesus to reset something that has been getting in the way of their walk with Jesus or reset something they put on the throne before God. I was completly in awe of the amazing things Jesus was doing within our youth. Leading worship for this event was very stressful at first.

With the limited time we prepped, it caused a lot of chaos each day before service. I had the attitude of ‘this is about to be horrible’ at the beginning of the week. By the last day, I had a complete heart change and reset. I just focused on worshipping rather than if people were playing the right chords. Worship was going to be just fine regardless. Worship is not a show, which is something I already knew, but it needed to be reimplanted into my brain. It is not a conerct. Sometimes, I just enjoy stopping all instruments and just have all the voices in the room to sing as loud as they can. God really moved through worship. I felt Him in the room and He was all over the place.

I loved leading worship this week. Simply because, regardless of the preparation, God still used us in a mighty way. I loved watching as of the students worship with all of their heart. I could see true, authentic worship. It was beautiful. Breathtaking. All through the services, I was smiling from ear to ear because of what Jesus was doing in my own heart.

For a while, I have been trying my hardest to “reset” my attitude and my heart (That is what the Like Jesus challenge is all about) for the longest time. I can honestly say I have been doing really good. Not because of anything I was doing but what Jesus was doing in me and inside my heart. The theme of Pulse Week was “Jesus, reset my_____.” I was so energetic and extatic because in this week and I really got to acknowledge all that Jesus has been doing in my heart.

My attitude has been different and my overall heart. I am so overjoyed with everything that I have been seeing Jesus do in my life and in my friends life. During worship, I loved doing the fast songs. I used to just raise my hands and worship during those fast songs, which is fine, but it is so much fun to jump around and act a fool praising Jesus. I got the honor of watching a bunch of teenagers jump all over the place, unashamed, praising God. Going crazy with them was so fun. Jesus didn’t make us to fit in and just clap to the beat. Let loose. Get crazy.

Fill in the blank.

jesus reset mySay, “Jesus, reset my _____.” Fill in the blank. What did you put in that space? Jesus reset my heart (mind, thoughts, relationship, voice, etc) What did you fill in there? Say it out loud. Ask Jesus to reset it. Give it to Him. Let Him reset something you need fixed in your life. Often times, we put other things on the throne that God is supposed to be on.

Can you think of something you are putting on that high place in your life. Sometimes you don’t want to admit it. In fact, sometimes you don’t even realize you put something else on the throne. Or maybe we ask God to scoot over so He can share the throne of your life with _______. (Your partner, your job, your family, church, etc.) Jesus doesn’t want to share the throne! He wants to be over your entire life; He wants to be your entire life.

How can you put only Jesus on the throne right now? How are you going to let Jesus reset _______? The way I am letting Jesus reset my heart is by reading the bible as much as I can, spending more time talking to God than I spend talking to anyone else, and by memorizing scripture.

So what are you going to do? Find a way to focus on God and keep Him on the throne. Keep your eyes on Him. His eyes were on you when He died on the cross for you. He can fix your heart, your mind, your relationship, and your voice. You have to let Him. You have to devote yourself to actually doing something about it.

Spend some time in prayer and talk to God about some things you could do to reset whatever you filled in that blank. Get into the bible and see what God has to say about what you are resetting. Give this to God, He will gladly take it. Nothing is too big for God. Give it to Him. Looking back, I laugh. I was at a place where I felt hopeless in my bitterness and in my thoughts. I never thought I could get away from it. Now that I let Jesus reset it, I’ve have never been so happy and energetic. Not today Satan!

It may feel hopeless right now but you need to remember who has you in the palm of His hands. Rather than falling backwards, fall forwards into the hands of God. He has your back. Don’t think you can’t do it. If you can’t, He can and He will gladly take your _______ from you and reset it. Give Him the chance to do it. Soon, you too will look back and smile. You will be able to say, “Jesus, thank you for being on the throne and for resetting my _____.”

Start the process of letting Jesus reset it.
AND GO!

 

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The Like Jesus Challenge

By July 31, 2017 Like Jesus Challenge

The Like Jesus Challenge

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So, you’re wondering… what is this crazy challenge you are talking about girl? Maybe you aren’t; maybe you’re just trying to figure out how to get off this page. Since, you are, indeed, reading this, I am going to share a little about this challenge.

We as people, can sometimes act like total, well, humans. For me, I can catch myself with an attitude, getting a little angerier than I should, or getting jealous.  And trust me when I say this, people will notice. Our ultimate goal is to look in the mirror and see Jesus. If there are parts that do not belong or do not look like Jesus, we need to cut it out of our lives. God wants us to be his masterpeice. There are so many things that God wants us to work on.

I’m going to name off a few things that God wants us to work on. If you see any of these in your life, then I want to challenge you to do this challenge with my friends and I.

Do any of these attitude related sins apply to you?

  • Comparing ourselves to others
  • Lying, cheating, and lust
  • Anger, resentment, and unforgiveness
  • Jealousy, bad attitude, and impatience

Now I’m sure at least one thing on that list is something that is floating around in your life, making circles around your heart. I know there is a lot more things I could have listed, so if you can think of something else that you struggle with, that is all the more reason to take on this challenge. I suppose I should tell you what the Like Jesus challenge is, huh?

I was needing an attitude adjustment

One day at work I was think of ways to fix my whole attitude (which involves quite a few things on that list). I needed a lot more than an attitude adjustment. I came across a picture online that was challenging people to go day by day to change how they look at themselves. One day may be looking in the mirror and saying 5 things you love about yourself, while another day may be to go outside and get active. It was a week long challenge with a new activity for you to complete everyday.

I loved the idea and it really got me thinking. After lots of thought and prayer, I came up with the ‘Like Jesus’ challenge. I started sending a challenge to my friends and posting on facebook about it for anyone that wanted to join me. All it is, is doing simple, short activites daily to help you in with any attitude related sins like I listed above. Some days are more challenging than others.

There are a few important things that you need to remember while taking this challenge

  • You need to be reading God’s word and spending time with Him every single day because ultimatley, there is no amount of good deeds or attitude adjustment challenges you can do that will change your heart the way God can through His word. Reading the bible is a must with this challenge. If you are a christian, you should be doing this anyways. So if you are not, you need to start. (If you don’t know how or where to start, email me icametoworship@gmail.com.)
  • I will most likly be posting one new challenge a week, rather than daily. So your job is to make sure you do that throughout the week. The goal at the end of this, is that you start doing the challenges on your own, naturally. You should just wake up and be like, I need to call my friend and pray for them. I should thank my mom for being awesome today. Today while I’m at work/school, If I think something mean about another person, I am going to think of 3 good things that I like about them. You should get to a place where you don’t need the challenge anymore because your heart is changing so much.
  • Since I will only be posting one challenge a week, you can redo past challenges or make your own through out the week. You should be doing at least one a day. When all else fails, learn scripture, if you can’t find or thing of a challenge for that day.
  • Email me if there is anything that you need!

Are you ready to take the Like Jesus Challenge?

Do you want to take this challenge? Lets have a heart and attitude change together so that we can make a difference for Christ. Changing your heart and attitude will help you in more areas of your life than one. It can help you in your relationship, in arguements, at work, in school, etc. So this will really help you in more ways than one. Take this Like Jesus challenge with me, I dare you. Even if you think your attitude and heart is in a good place, these challenges will help you in your walk as well. Good luck; I will be posting the first day very soon!

-Chrissy

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