Have you ever had a difficult time going “All In” on something? I sure have.
Take working out as an example. Despite all evidence to the contrary, I have indeed gone through seasons in my life where I’ve been faithful to exercise every day. However, I’ve been in many more seasons where my only faithfulness was to my warm, comfortable bed.
Matthew 22:37 shakes the world up for compartmentalizers like me.
Just so you know: I love to label, organize, and compartmentalize almost all things in my life. It’s great when I need to remember where my wallet is, but this habit unfortunately spills over into relationships. If I don’t watch myself, I establish little boundaries for friendships. People can sometimes become “coffee friends,” or “serious discussion” friends. I create labels. I set up borders.
Welcome to Day 6 of the 30 Day Challenge!
Today is a "Grace Day!" That means that if you missed a day this week, you can go back and catch up. Or you can even revisit and repeat your favorite challenge of the week!
This year, would you like to find a way that you can serve your community?
If so, take a few minutes today to look through the Non-Profit Database here at KLRC.com. You can find out more about a non-profit or two that you find interesting, or that meets a need in the community that resonates with you.
It's Day 4 of the 30 Day Challenge, and today we're giving you a sneak peek at the song we are going to start playing this Monday on KLRC!
Take a listen to Matthew West's own "All In" story!
The other day my daughter and I were talking about the realities of adult life. The business, the obligations, the pressure to be involved. Even the best kinds of involvement can be exhausting, because there is just so much going on all the time! My daughter told me a story that has stuck with me ever since. She told me how she had been struggling with over-commitment at church. On a recent Sunday, after the worship service, she was talking this over with one of the other women involved in leadership whose response to my daughter was this powerful phrase: "No is a freedom word!"
Welcome to Day 2 of the 30 Day Challenge! On Wednesdays during the 30 day challenge we will have an emphasis on prayer.
Today, your challenge is to take 10 minutes to visit the Prayer Center at KLRC.com. Pick one prayer request from the list that especially touches your heart.
I can still remember his words even though it’s been almost 20 years. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the wisdom from one of the most influential mentors in my life: “Mark, for some, following Jesus is a crutch. But what He really wants to be is a total life support system.”
Maybe it has stuck with me so much because I know how easy it is to fall into the trap of living a life where Jesus is something to lean on only when I feel like I need it. I rely on Him for a short season, until I get stronger, or until I get through the pain. But over time I’ve learned that real life, the All In life, comes when I am aware of and fully dependent on Him for each breath, each step, each day.
If I were a silent voice inside your head right now helping you to build healthy relationships, you might hear me say, “Generally speaking, what is said is never what is heard.”
More times than not, we assume the worst, and then we start acting out what we think we heard. It’s like we instantly become mind-readers or something. And then we’re mad at our spouse, a friend, or a colleague, and they might not even know anything is wrong! Why? Because no one stopped to clarify, or even ask the question, “Did you mean that? Because I heard this.”
2018 might have exactly the hope you need to make this year the best one yet! So we’re challenging you to try something for 30 days that might be life changing.
Step 1: Choose to listen exclusively to KLRC’s uplifting, encouraging music for 30 days. Just see what listening will do to your perspective!