We were made for “Glorious Living.”
It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ…he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.
~ Ephesians 1:11 (MSG)
God has a plan for you and your ministry (Jeremiah 29:11) — a design for glorious living. Would you describe your situation as “glorious living”? If so, by what standard? If not, what is in your way? How could you raise your standard?
What is God’s design for your life? What is God’s design in the circumstances you now face? How does His design show up in your hopes, dreams and desires? How might you better reflect Christ in the way you are handling today’s challenges and opportunities? What is His design for your work and ministry? How do you know?
What do you want? What is your purpose, specifically? How might your life and work be “on earth as it is in heaven”? How might you more fully realize this “glorious living” described in scripture? What might glorious living look like for you? What should you do next?
We were made for glorious living — the first fruits of divine joy that will be perfected in eternity. Glorious living is by no means limited to fame or fortune, but no matter how humble it is remarkable. Borne through devotion and obedience, glorious living is about the revelation of scripture in your life and ministry, in your work and family, in your struggles and opportunities, cares and concerns. His story is our story, so we want to help you appreciate that story to the fullness of your potential.
“Join me in the search to be remarkable — that by grace you might have a valuable influence in the lives of others. Re-connect your thoughts and actions with your deepest values and purpose, and engender the same in others. Have the courage to take action now on the things most important to you. Achieve what may seem just beyond your reach. Join us at the Intersection of Purpose & Now.”
~ Lifting Arms coach Mark Sturgell
Personal, professional and spiritual revival
You may have a different perspective on life mission, ethics, relationships, problem-solving, decision-making, goal achievement and your own development because you rely on prayer, you study scripture, you have the experience of faith, and you are encouraged in fellowship by the body of Christ.
As a ministry leader or pastor, however, you may feel a bit isolated at times; you may have challenges, opportunities, goals and dreams that, for whatever reason, are inappropriate to discuss with someone in your congregation or ministry, or with a colleague or spouse. In fact, those very same people may seem to be at the center of your challenges! The isolation of our role can be fatiguing at times.
You need someone who knows what it means to really listen, without judgement, yet ask tough open-ended questions to help you clarify your thinking, discern the right reasons and the right time to take the right action. You need complete confidentiality. You want someone who will come alongside you, is a believer of like mind, and shares an underlying depth of faith and Christ-centered world-view. You need a coach who will advocate for you with prayer and encouragement, one who will support you in a process of personal, professional and spiritual revival.
Contact Lon Alderman or Mark Sturgell at Lifting Arms Ministry for more information.