G2 (Growing & Going) Exercise:
● Know This: You were created to be like God – that is to become the kind of person Jesus was so that you can live the kind of life Jesus lived.
Put on your new nature, created to be like God – truly righteous and holy. Ephesians 4:24
And in case you are wondering that was a life of unadulterated joy, compelling love, enormous influence on those around you, peace that guarded his heart and mind, hope that never failed and constant awareness of the present and perfect love of God. It is the most beautiful and most amazing life imaginable.
● Read and Reflect on the Gospels regularly in 2019:
Some of you may be ready to make this a daily discipline while others may start weekly. Read a portion of one of the Gospels daily and reflect on the truth that Jesus reveals to us about who God really is and what God is really like.
In general, for this soul training exercise, you will read less and reflect more. This reading is not about finishing or getting through the chapter. This reading is about engaging what you read and taking it in to the deeper places of your soul. It is far better to read one verse and gain a clearer view of who God is and what He is like and retain it than it is to read an entire chapter and retain nothing.