We started this year off with a dive into His Word to see what He would say to us as men entering this new year.
Five core verses for us to lean on. Key phrases in bold…
Prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled. Set your hope fully on the grace given to you when Jesus Christ is revealed. Do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. Be holy because I am holy. 1 Peter 1:13-16
“Don’t be afraid. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 2 Kings 6:6-17
“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love”. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ESV
“As the time approached for David to die, he instructed his son Solomon, “as for me, I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong and brave, keep your obligation to the LORD to walk in His ways and to keep his statutes, commandments, judgments, and testimonies. This is written in the law of Moses, so that you will have success in everything you do and wherever you turn”. 1 Kings 2:1-4
“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “no” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and Godly lives in this present age.” Titus 2:11
Pulling the key phrases from each verse, I think we can see the game plan or the formula for the man seeking after God. I have this printed out and sitting on my desktop at work as a constant, daily reminder of what God aspires for me …