CHRIST IS LOVE, AND LOVE REQUIRES ENERGY Christ directed us: Loving with all of our (Mark 12: 29-31) heart, soul, mind and strength “And you shall love the LORD your God with all Requires having your heart, with all your energy, and eliminating barriers to insufficient energy soul, with all your capacity mind, and with all your using our Requires strength.‟ This is the first energy to achieve commandment. And the second, like it, is this: „You shall extraordinary results in the mission that really matters. love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other Requires consciously commandment greater than these.” remembering that we give life to whatever we give our energy to.
#1 FIND ENERGY THOUGH YOUR PURPOSE Let your mission do the pulling! Fear Spiritual Poor Em otion ical Ph ys al Mental Planning Story Telling Ultimate Negative Mission Current Habits Emotions Location Fatigue
#2 DEFINE YOUR “PURPOSE” OR “MISSION”? Our Strength as human beings is John 17: 18 fundamentally linked to our purpose and meaning in life. In the same way Without clearly defined purpose, our that you gave me a commitment, effort and fighting spirit steadily erode mission in the world, I give Finding meaning in our work adds purpose to them a our life. The more the mission matters to us, the more energy we are willing to mission in the commit. world. Im consecrating myself What area of your life does your mission come from? for their sakes. So Work life? theyll be truth- Family? consecrated in their Christian ministry? mission. Spiritual gift?
#3 ENERGY THROUGH OUR VALUES Values Balance Freedom Loyalty represent a gigantic Character Generosity Openness force in Commitment Growth Optimism our lives Compassion Genuinenes Patience Concern for s Perseveranc The energy others Happiness e that flows Courage Health Respect for from our others core Creativity Humility values is Excellence Humor Responsibilit boundless Faith Integrity y . Service to Fairness Kindness Others Family Knowledge
#4 KNOW YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFT A spiritual gift is an expression of the Holy Spirit in the life of believers which empowers them to serve the body of Christ, the church. The gift of knowledge manifests itself in teaching and training in Persons with the gift of administration lead the body by steering others to discipleship. It is the God-given ability to learn, know, and explain the remain on task. Administration enables the body to organize according to precious truths of God’s Word. A word of knowledge is a Spirit-revealedAdministration God-given purposes and long-term goals (1 Cor. 12:28). Knowledge truth (1 Cor. 12:28). The church sends apostles from the body to plant churches or be Leadership aids the body by leading and directing members to accomplish missionaries. Apostles motivate the body to look beyond its walls in order the goals and purposes of the church. Leadership motivates people to workApostleship to carry out the Great Commission (1 Cor. 12:28; Eph. 4:11). Leadership together in unity toward common goals (Rom. 12:8). Cheerful acts of compassion characterize those with the gift of mercy. Discernment aids the body by recognizing the true intentions of those Persons with this gift aid the body by empathizing with hurting members. within or related to the body. Discernment tests the message and actions of They keep the body healthy and unified by keeping others aware of theDiscernment others for the protection and well-being of the body (1 Cor. 12:10). Mercy needs within the church (Rom. 12:8). God gifts his church with evangelists to lead others to Christ effectively and The gift of prophecy is proclaiming the Word of God boldly. This builds up enthusiastically. This gift builds up the body by adding new members to its the body and leads to conviction of sin. Prophecy manifests itself inEvangelism fellowship (Eph.4:11). Prophecy preaching and teaching (1Cor. 12:10; Rom. 12:6). Possessors of this gift encourage members to be involved in and enthusiastic about the work of the Lord. Members with this gift are good Those with the gift of service/helps recognize practical needs in the body counselors and motivate others to service. Exhortation exhibits itself in and joyfully give assistance to meeting those needs. Christians with this giftExhortation preaching, teaching, and ministry (Rom. 12:8). Service/Helps do not mind working behind the scenes (1 Cor. 12:28; Rom. 12:7). The gift of shepherding is manifested in persons who look out for the Faith trusts God to work beyond the human capabilities of the people. spiritual welfare of others. Although pastors, like shepherds, do care for Believers with this gift encourage others to trust in God in the face of members of the church, this gift is not limited to a pastor or staff memberFaith apparently insurmountable odds (1 Cor.12:9). Shepherding (Eph. 4:11). Members with the gift of giving give freely and joyfully to the work and Teaching is instructing members in the truths and doctrines of God’s Word mission of the body. Cheerfulness and liberality are characteristics of for the purposes of building up, unifying, and maturing the body (1 Cor.Giving individuals with this gift (Rom. 12:8). Teaching 12:28; Rom. 12:7; Eph. 4:11). Those with this gift have the ability to make visitors, guests, and strangers feel at ease. They often use their home to entertain guests. Persons with Wisdom is the gift that discerns the work of the Holy Spirit in the body andHospitality this gift integrate new members into the body (1 Pet. 4:9). Wisdom applies His teachings and actions to the needs of the body (1 Cor. 12:28).
#5 ELIMINATE THE BARRIERS Barriers could be traditional sins, or anything! Fear Spiritual Poor Em otion ical Ph ys al Mental Planning Story Telling Ultimate Negative Mission Current Habits Emotions Location Fatigue
#7 ENGAGE YOUR WHOLE CAPACITY TO LOVE love the Spiritual LORD your God with all your Emotio l si ca heart, with all your Ph y nal soul, with all your Mental mind, and with all your strength
#8 EXPAND ENERGY THROUGH OSCILLATION Energy investments are balanced with Matthew 11:28-30 intermittent recovery. Engage when it matters and disengage when it doesn’t Spiritual Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Emotio l Come to me. Get away with si ca Ph y me and youll recover your nal life. Ill show you how to Mental Sustained protection from stress leads to take a real rest. Walk with an erosion of capacity. me and work with me— For maximum effectiveness we should live watch how I do it. Learn the life as a sprinter, not a marathoner. The profile of a typical business unforced rhythms of grace. I professional would be not enough stress wont lay anything heavy or on their Spiritual and Physical energy, and not enough recovery with their mental and ill-fitting on you. Keep emotional energy. company with me and youll learn to live freely and lightly."
#9 STRENGTHEN YOUR EMOTIONAL ENERGY SpiritualEngaging the heart: Emotio l si caPassionately embracing emotions Ph ythat create excitement and nalconfidence. MentalConsciously rejecting emotions thatelicit fear, hate, frustration or threats.Understanding that positive Recoveremotions provide the highest qualityof energy and negative emotions Retreat to a comfortable placesap our strengthStep out of your emotional comfort Have friends that you are comfortable withzone in order to grow.
#10 STRENGTHEN YOUR SPIRITUAL ENERGYEngaging the Spirit: SpiritualSeeking God as the almighty force in Emotio l si caour life. Ph y nalSeeking understanding of our beliefsand values, and linking our mission Mentalto those core values.Seeking the Holy Spirit as ourcounselor. Recovery:Fasting and Prayer Meditation and PrayerWorship Sabbath Rest
#11 STRENGTHEN YOUR MENTAL ENERGY SpiritualEngaging the mind: Emotio l si caKnowing how to be strategic with our Ph yenergy. nalKnowing potential threats around us Mentalto our mission, and our energy.Knowing where laser-focus andconcentration is required, and wheremulti-tasking is OK Recover:Planning and organizing for success Sleep Unplug & unfocus Rest & Relaxation
#12 STRENGTHEN YOUR PHYSICAL ENERGY Spiritual Emotio l si ca Ph yEngaging the body: nal MentalEstablished routine for exerciseEstablished commitment tomaintaining the highest quantity of Recover:physical strength Established routine of sleep and rest Established strategy for nutritional intake and hydration
WHY DO WE FOCUS ON OUR SELF? Romans 8: 8 Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, ends up thinking more about self than God. That person ignores who God is and what he is doing. And God isnt pleased at being ignored.