Shofar Christian Church
The Blessing of Momentum
Title: The Blessing of Momentum
Pastor: Fred May
Date: 21 January 2007
Mark 16:17 NKJV
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues...
A. Miracle Magnet
Deuteronomy 28:6 NIV
You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
Matthew 11:28 NIV
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Mark 16:15 NIV
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”
Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, And the treader of grapes him
who sows seed; The mountains shall drip with sweet wine, And all the hills shall flow with it.
B. KINETIC ENVIRONMENT
1. Earth – spins & circles, powerfully, relentlessly
2. Time marches inexorably
3. Breakdown, marginalization & vicious cycle = CURSE OF FRUSTRATION – spectator of life.
4. God endows PURPOSEFUL, FORWARD MOTION / MOMENTUM with great blessedness – it EMPOWERS LIFE ON EARTH
C. THE FIVE ENEMIES OF MOMENTUM
1. INERTIA (TRAAGHEID)
a) MOTIVATION – find your driver – external / internal
b) SELF-KNOWLEDGE & ACCEPTANCE = critical
c) Inspiration – locate & secure
2. PHOBIA (FOBIES/VRESE)
i.e. fear of e.g. CHANGE / FAILURE / UNKNOWN
a) COMMUNICATION – always shed light on your “darkness”
b) SPEAK LIFE!
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
c) INHABIT CIRCLE OF THE STRONG
1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of
3. NOSTALGIA (HEIMWEE)
a) Say thanks, the GOODBYE to yesterday
b) CARPE DIEM – COUNT & SEIZE the day
- PLAN / CONSIDER – then embark / launch
- use DIARY (plan on paper)
- REFLECT / EVALUATE – Own your GROWTH & POCKET your new wisdom: Journal
- Bridge the DISCONNECT between INNER & OUTER WORLDS
a) Develop routine-driven discipline
II Timothy 1:7 NIV
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
b) Define your substance ie.: be value & principle driven – establish your IRREDUCABLE MINIMUM & NON-NEGOTIABLES
c) LEARN to draw from your SPIRIT
d) Pray EVERY prayer – learn to pray!
5. MYOPIA (KORTSIGTIGHEID)
a) Nurture a dream – then PLAN ; measurable, achievable – EMBRACE a VISION
b) THINK BACKWARDS – discover the power and blessing of hindsight
c) Seek WISDOM i.e. the POWER TO ASSESS CORRECTLY (While we’re free to choose / decide, once we’ve done so we
become slaves to our choices / decisions.
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