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    How Action Leads to Blessing

    November 23, 2016 by Yurij Chewpa
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    Action Leads to Blessing
    Action Leads to Blessing
    The promise of blessing and abundance is simple and practical.  Listen, hear and obey. If you take the time to listen you will hear His voice. If you obey what He says He will bless you. 

    Here is what I want to highlight.

    You have to be listening in order to hear.

    It is intentional. You have to create an environment where you can actively listen.  
    If your mind is being crowded with chatter from every direction you will not be able to listen and therefore will not hear.

    Often in scripture we see that people are asked to climb a mountain in order to see God or to hear God.
    The mountain represents the effort it takes to get quiet and alone with God.
    Metaphorically we need to "climb the mountain" of carving out time to be alone with God. In our busyness this is no easy task.  However the busier we get the more important the time with God is. 

    The next obvious lesson is that obedience takes action.
    Once we hear His voice we must take action. If we take action the blessing will come.
    The blessing is a promise from God.  
    Genesis 22 describes the story of Abraham's extraordinary obedience. Abraham is asked by God to sacrifice his only son Isaac.
    He is climbing his mountain of obedience and is about to sacrifice Isaac when at the last possible moment an angel of the Lord tells him that he no longer needs to sacrifice Isaac and God provides a substitute ram to sacrifice instead.

    Because Abraham was obedient and was willing to listen to God he was rewarded. 

    'The Angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time and said, "By Myself (on the basis of Who I Am) I have sworn [an oath], declares the Lord, that since you have done this thing and have not withheld [from Me] your son, your only son [of promise], 17 indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your descendants...'  Genesis 22:15-17AMP



    The action of obedience allows for the blessing.




    We so often know what God wants us to do but because of self interest, stubbornness, laziness, comfort or fear we don't do what we know we are supposed to do. 

    I think we often overspiritualize things. We wait for something extraordinary to be asked of us and expect a supernatural outcome.
    Instead, most of the time it is the simple action steps that operate in God's economy that generate the blessings.
    For example, if you go to a seminar and learn some new strategies to grow your business or serve more people in your practice, you have to execute the strategies in order to experience the blessing of business and practice growth.

    Similarly, if you create goals and Gap projects around those goals, track them in your WarriorWay90Day, and follow through with consistent, daily, sometimes mundane action steps you will experience extraordinary blessings.

    Consistent obedience and action in the little things will end up surprising you at the amount of blessing that come out of them.

    What do you need to take action on today that will lead to blessing tomorrow?


    Coach Yurij


    Comment

    On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Erin McLaughlin said:

    In the years immediately following the birth of our 2 girls, carving out time for God actually did feel like climbing a mountain. In the past 12 months, my focus has been to make that time an urgent priority. It's led to filling out not one but TWO journals this year full of insights from my coaches, gap projects that make it into my WW90 Day, and most importantly, God's promises and what he's been inviting me into this year. It's turned into my best year EVER in practice (after 12 years) and a year of blessings and joy in our family. May 2017 be a continuation of that, all built on a foundation of obedience and action. Thanks so much for this Yurij.

     

    On Friday, December 2, 2016, Leo Quan said:

    Thanks Yurij for opening the boundaries of spirituality. I think I'm one of those people who over-spiritualize things. If it's not an insight / call to action that hit me on the side of the head, how can it be from God? You're telling me it's all from Him, right down to the mundane and the minutiae?

     

    On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Rick P said:

    even the "going through the motions" is something! I can't help but think that Peter was going through the motions when he got back in the boat for the second time upon Jesus instruction. Sometimes all I can muster up is to get up early and sit there. I've often beat myself up because I don't have 10 actions steps to take each day. I've condemned myself with laziness, unfocused ness (if that's a word), and fear in these times. Yes there may be some truth to this not having 10 action steps to take each day, but I also know God can work with the simplest of ACTION... The getting up early, just sitting there, with the feeling of "going through the motions" is action. Back to Peter, I would love to have been able to read his brain, or see if he rolled his eyes as he pushed of the shore for a second time. And look what God did,Peters biggest catch ever. Now don't get me wrong I'm not advocating stoping at mearly going through the motions, but sometimes that is all I GOT, and I am convinced that God works with it. God is never limited by the size of my action. DrP

     

    On Monday, November 28, 2016, Stephen Lippitt said:

    Reading this has caused me to reflect on the quality of my morning time. I think that there are days I'm showing up and "putting in time" rather than intentionally creating an environment to listen. This seems like a simple "upgrade" to my time that would be very worthwhile.

     

    On Thursday, November 24, 2016, Dr. Mark said:

    I loved this wisdom especially! I've always been swift at taking action and obeying but the step about creating an environment where I can listen and hear is exactly what I needed. Thanks Coach!

     

    On Thursday, November 24, 2016, Yurij Chewpa said:

    Denise and Clarise, thank you for your comments. They make it real and add to the conversation. Everyone else, follow their lead. Would love to hear from you.

     

    On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, Clarise Chan said:

    Amen Dr. Yurij! In the midst of busyness, it's so easy to go into prayer with only our agenda and not take the time to simply listen. To be honest, my QT with God has been distracted and off this past month. Only in the past few weeks has it been getting better. Like you said, I have been intentionally spending more time listening, journaling then reading the word for His response. From there, I've been putting the steps in my WW-90 day and stepping them out. The things He has been prompting me to do aren't overly complicated things but have required effort, time and obedience to do them. I have come to realize these are the main barriers that have prevented me from stepping out into the things He has been telling me to do. Now, I am intentionally calling myself out on it by being aware of when I slip into that mode and like the Nike slogan says: Go and "Just do it!"-- especially in areas related to the building of my new practice. Thanks for this awesome and powerful reminder!!!

     

    On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, Denise Tomlin said:

    Too true Yurij! Took action today with a first corporate talk in many years. Totally enjoyed the opportunity to just let it rip and speak the truth. There was lots of listening and taking action steps along the way to make it happen and get me reaching out and enjoying myself and the freedom of speaking. 1 step at a time. Thanks for your encouragemnt and great coaching.

     

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