Football season is here! Which teams will be good? Which ones will surprise everyone? Which ones will fall apart over the next 4 months? Which teams will gain a sense of momentum as the season goes on? One thing is certain, if you could dissect the teams that make it to the finals you would find an interesting study in personal ownership. The rosters of the teams that win are filled with athletes who take winning personally – the success of their team doesn’t only reside with their coaching staff – each player individually owns it! Ownership is making something yours. It’s taking possession of it and assuming responsibility for it. Spiritually in your relationship with God, ownership is the key to maintaining momentum. It’s one thing to get in the flow of where God is at work around you – it’s another thing to STAY there. What areas of your spiritual growth do you need to own? (Prayer? Sharing your faith? Stewardship and generosity? Personal Bible Study habits?) Whatever the discipline, follow Paul’s advice “I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified” (1 Cor 9:27 NLT)
Check out any of the upcoming messages on Ownership in person or live-streaming at mobberly.org or podcast anytime after each week.
9/1/19 “Advanced Riders Only” (Moses and Water From the Rock, Numbers 20)
9/8/19 “Follow the Signs” (Isaac and the Wells, Genesis 26)
9/15/19 “Just Keep Swimming” (Noah and the Flood, Genesis 6)
9/22/19 “Keep Calm & Carry On” (Israelites Crossing the Red Sea, Exodus 14)
9/29/19 “Carry Your Own Weight” (Blind Man at Bethesda Pool, John 5)