Keep Building Momentum!

Then another message came to me from the Lord: ‘Zerubbabel is the one who laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it. Then you will know that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has sent me. Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand. Zechariah 4:8-10 (NLT)

I wish I knew why sometimes it seems that things develop and grow quickly, and at other times, it feels as if they move along at a snail’s pace. This can be true in love, friendship, business, ministry, and many other endeavors. In either case, we must be wise and prudent enough to keep building once we see that we are gaining momentum. It has been said that it’s easier to keep something going than it is to start anew.

Thus, my advice for us now that we have concluded our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting is simply to keep it going. We have made significant investments into our spiritual formation and development over these weeks. Please do not stop (or slow down) now. Keep taking time to pray. Keep studying your Bible. Continue plugging into our Worship and Prayer opportunities. Keep making God a priority in your life. Find ways to serve in God’s Kingdom, so that all your learning can be practically shared in your community.

It is widely believed that it takes roughly three weeks to develop a new habit. I have found that it actually requires 60-90 days before a new behavior or thought pattern truly begins to take root in your life. And even then, halting your momentum can be detrimental to your overall success. The lesson is to keep on going. Make a commitment to yourself that you will continue to be better. Allow the right people to hold you accountable. You can only control you, but your life impacts and influences many others. I am counting on you to grow and become more spiritually mature. Moreover, “by [God’s] divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life.” 2 Peter 1:3 (NLT) Victory is already yours. Go get it!

Loving and praying for you,
Pastor Danielle

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