The Volitional Dimension: How You Relate to Yourself [act of will, choosing, resolving]
Sunday – The Hub: Jesus the Center
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come; Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me
Making Jesus central in your life every day is an act of your will. Surrendering totally to the authority and lordship of Jesus may be at conversion or after some months or even years. God creates within you the desire to do what He wants you to do in order to express His lordship in your life.
Monday – The Rim: Obedience to Jesus
Romans 12:1 Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. HCSB John 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.
Some acts of obedience to God are internal. But even these internal acts of obedience, such as attitudes, habits, motives, sense of values, and day-to-day thoughts, eventually surface in relationships with other people. May my love for Jesus and obedience to Him be revealed in my interactions with others.
The Vertical Dimension: How You Relate to God
Tuesday – The Word Spoke
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; Joshua 1:8 Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. NLT
As God speaks to you through the Scriptures, you can see His principles for life and ministry, learn how to obey, and become acquainted with the Jesus who is worthy of your unqualified allegiance. A vital personal intake of God’s Word is essential for spiritual, emotional and physical health and growth.
Wednesday – The Prayer Spoke
John 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. Philippians 4:6-7… 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Prayer is a natural response to God as you hear Him speak to you through His Word. It is sharing your heart with the One who longs for your companionship and who cares about your concerns. Prayer unleashes the power of God in your personal battles and in the lives of those for whom you pray.
The Horizontal Dimension: How You Relate to Others
Thursday – The Fellowship Spoke Matthew 18:20 For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst. Hebrews 10:24-25…24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
Learning from and encouraging others creates a chemistry pleasing to God. God has directed Christians to build each other up through inter-dependence and loving relationships with each other.
Friday – The Witnessing Spoke
Matthew 4:19 And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men. Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
The natural overflow of a rich vibrant life in Jesus should be sharing with others how they too can have this life. God has given believers the privilege and responsibility of reaching the world with the Good News about Jesus.
Saturday – The Fifth Spoke: Giving [from the Mariners Wheel click here] Grace giving starts with the tithe to the storehouse; for a Christian that is their church. Malachi 3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. Under grace Jesus 3 times vastly increased the requirements under the Old Testament law because of love: Matthew 5:21-22;27-28;43-44 & said tithing should not be neglected Matthew 23:23. Therefore under grace, giving continues with sacrificial giving above the tithe. Like tithing, grace-giving comes with a promise. Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
Modified from this source: Navigator wheel wo little wheels
Henry Luke 6/24/2017