Out With The Old and In With The New …

Sterling & Jade Bloomfield

Leadership Rule 103: Leaders are regularly out with the old and in with the new

Isaiah 43:19

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

 

When was the last time you REALLY believed God for something? Sometimes our faith can seem stagnant because our life is “alright”. At times, we can seem to be comfortable in “alright” and settle for “average”. But why should you settle? God hasn’t settled! God wants your life to be of his excellence, his power, his strength and his divinity and wants that because he knows if he can show off in one person’s life, then he can show off in the entire world!

 

Today’s Leadership Rule is SIMPLE: Be out with the old and in with the new! Let the past be the past and begin to believe God for new things. Let’s all try these three steps together:

Step 1: Take a look at your life and the lives of others around you. Have you settled and become comfortable with a sibling or loved one not knowing who Jesus is? Get uncomfortable with it! Jesus desires to save that loved one. Today…say a little prayer for that person’s salvation and watch God and believe in him to do miracles.

Step 2: Ask yourself…when was the last time I just rested in God? When was the last time you just let everything else go for a while? Today…take 5 minutes  to simply sit or lay down, close your eyes and just think on things above and listen for God. Colossians 3:2 (NIV) 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Step 3: Look yourself in the mirror…and no matter what…SMILE. Because, God is smiling down on you. Numbers 6:25 (NLT) May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you.

Be blessed today and always.

 

All the best,

Jade Bloomfield

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  • Sterling says:

    Wow! Thats such a great word. I love taking some time to set our minds on things above and not let ourselves be consumed by the day to day stresses of life. Really great post thats such a inspiration! 🙂

  • Melissa Garibay says:

    I’ve learned to love the new things that come up and happen in my life and at church! New is good!

  • Lesley says:

    Very well put Jade,
    Life sometimes is just to short to worry about the past experiences in life (although we learn from and are made stronger from them) if we dwell on them it literally robs us and All Those around us including those whom we dislike of all the blessings set in front of each of us. It also robs/hinders the spirit of moving in areas of growth. Time to stand up stretch and be ready to be fit. My favorite scripture is and has been Lamentations 3 22-24 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; (out with the old from the previous day in with the new as the sun rises I add this part…)great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” (Only him not those around….but to love and serve those around)

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