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Start the New Year Right
December 30, 2010

While I'm not a mathematician, I'm sure I've got these numbers right because I used a calculator. When the clock strikes midnight, ushering in the New Year, you receive a deposit of 365 days in your time bank. Or to put it differently, you start the year with 8760 hours or 535,600 minutes. And so will every other man who reads this email.

How each of us spends that time will determine our spiritual development and impact over the next 365 days. To say, "Yes," to something or someone good, we must say, "No," to something or someone not so good. Every such decision will result in an investment of time. How we spend that time will shape our character and destiny. With that in mind, I'd like you to join me in making a small, but significant investment of time every day in 2011. We've got a fresh year ahead ... a clean slate. Would you join me in renewing your commitment to spend time each day in ways that will cause you to look back in one year and smile. More importantly, this use of time will prompt God to look at how you spent the year and smile.

Will you join me in making the five daily commitments of a Mighty Man?

1) Time in God's Word.

2) Time in prayer.

3) Maintain sexual purity.

4) Daily affirm my family.

5) Help the helpless.

Ultimately, God is the one who makes us grow and uses us to influence others for him. But I'm convinced well spent time is the environment which unleashes his grace to work in and through us ... that is ... time used wisely. Hopefully, in a year we'll all feel we invested those days, hours and minutes in a way that will help win the battle for our heart, our families and friends. I hope you have a blessed New Year in the Lord.


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