Sunday, December 31, 2006

Day 3: Newbies

"Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved."
(Matthew 9:17)

I love new Privates. They come into your squad or platoon all bright eyed, anxious to learn, ready to be molded into a part of the team (I feel the same way about brand new LTs). They are raw, a blank slate just waiting for you to make that lasting impression. As we start the New Year, let’s present ourselves as new privates to God, ready and willing to learn new things, affectively integrating ourselves into a Kingdom oriented team, eager to follow the next command.

Application: Pray that God will give you a fresh desire to love and serve Him.

Day 1: A New Man
Day 2: Blasting Cap Religion
Day 3: Newbies
Day 4: Every Man a Conqueror, The Desire to Win
Day 5: Poncho Liner Poverty
Day 6: Pressing the Envelope for the Kingdom
Day 7: Can You Hear That?
Day 8: Just One Thing
Day 9: The Old Man Wants to See You
Day 10: Two Different Ministries, One Affect


Ten Things I’m most thankful for in 2006

An incredible year of learning about Jesus
God has developed several key laborers
God has developed several new staff
The ministry has grown in breadth and depth
Over all Army work advances
New cooperation with other ministries
The Bible Study on Helping vs Training
Friends who have generously supported the ministry
God protecting my friends who are deployed
My family

Ten Things I’m praying for in 2007:

Apply the ministry and leadership style of Jesus
Strengthen Team Benning by developing laborers
Developing ministries on new Army Posts
Strengthen the synergy of the Branch Work
Begin training three new staff
The richest time in the Word and prayer ever
Friends and Family will experience more of Christ
Communicate effectively thru verbal and writing
Protection for my friends and family who are deployed
Peace and Salvation for all Nations in Christ