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Too often we hold ourselves back with a just getting by mindset.
That type of thinking is of the world and is not what being a Lion is all about. We have an overflow of love coming from our Father and in turn we should joyfully be serving others every day in our personal pursuits.
Realize what your worth is. That you have something to bring to this world and you don't have to have it all figured out. Just lean in. Click To TweetChris Grainger
I showed you that by this kind of hard work, we must help the weak remembering the words, the Lord Jesus himself said it is more blessed to give and to receive the guys on pack that scripture on Monday on the spiritual kickoff. So if you need to go back, check that one out. I highly encourage you to do that because I really spent a lot of times talking about, you know, what that verse means, you know, how, how it got there from Paul, you know, what he was trying to teach at emphasis what was going on in that.
And then how you can apply that verse into your life today. Now, before the Wednesday episode, this week, the meat, we were not talking about that abundant mindset, right. And we had Dan lose with us and he really walked through a lot of information, a lot of insight on how to have that abundant mindset and a couple of things that stood out to me, he really talked about pride and worth, right.
And, you know, pride guys. We have to be careful of that. We really need to be careful because that can hold us back from reaching that. And then work realizing what your worth is. And if you, if you realize that you, you know, you are out there, that you have something to bring to this world and then it’s okay, you don’t have to have it all figured out.
Just lean in. There was a lot that he, he talked about there with the abundance that he was talking about it that in that desired leader, you know, you need to be. To be putting yourself around the people that you’re trying to desire to beat, to be like, right. So if you want to, to achieve certain things in abundance in life, look around, who’s around you right now, you know, are you surrounding yourself with men?
They’re going to help you get to where you need to go. Okay. Or where, or what what’s God’s calling you to, or are you surrounded by men that are holding you back that are pulling you down? Really think about that guy. So go back, check out that Wednesday night. Lot of great insight there from Dan highly encourage you check out his podcast, the journey of a Christian dad I’ve been on that show myself.
So there may be some, some ideas that, that you can get from, from just listening to our conversation that we had. So for fun Friday, you know, I like to give you a health tip, a wealth tip, and a self tip, okay. Or a health tip this week, this week. And for some reason, guys, when I was thinking about our abundant life and abundant mind, Yeah, I went straight to water intake and I don’t know why I just did, you know, we all got to step it up here and I went and I looked at a stat out there and the us national academy academies, excuse me, of sciences and engineering.
They terminate that day, adequate daily fluid intake for what? A guy, just how much water should a guy drink a day is about 15 and a half cups or 3.7 liters. And I’m like, well, I don’t know how much that is. We are America. Right? So I went, I did a Google 3.7 liters is right at a gallon. Okay. That’s roughly a gallon of water.
Okay. Now that may sound intimidating to you, Chris. I only like to drink water much less a gallon of it. Well, I’m going to give you a couple of tips. Okay. Because I started that this year, I started drinking a gallon of water a day. That here’s what, here’s what she got. When you start something new is going to be hard.
You’re going to pee a lot. Okay. It’s just going to happen. So you’re going to be going to the bathroom a lot, but you can make it easier. What I did to make it easier for me is actually split it into two. So I bought me two half gallon jugs. Okay. And I labeled them one. I’ll label them to, I’m looking over here to my right right now.
I’m on, I’m on jug number two right now throughout the day. When I work out in the morning. I’m taking juggle one with me. And my goal, my personal goal is to get jug one done by, you know, seven 30 to eight o’clock in the morning. So during my workout, I’m pounding water, you know, as I’m getting the kids stuff ready for school, and I’m finishing up that first half gallon.
So when I’m going to carpool and we’re headed to get the day started, I’ve already got a half gallon done. And to me, that just knowing that I only have another half gallon. And it makes the day a lot easier to mentally down. We’ll check that box. And then you just work on that second half gallon throughout the day.
No, but at some points though, I’ll be late in the day. I’ll just need to. But get that water in. It does so much good for your, for your body and it you’ll get used to it. Trust me, you’ll be able to, all of a sudden, you’ll, you’ll be able to hold your water a lot better. It does take time. You have to train your bladder, things like that, but you’ll, you’ll get there.
So there you go. Gas start drinking a gallon of water a day. I promise you. It’s, it’s really healthy. It’s going to help keep a lot of things flushed and cleaned out. And it’s just a good habit to get into before. I want you to, from an abundance mindset, remember to tie you’ll remember the time, what did, what did Jesus say?
It’s more blessed. It’s more blessed to give them the receipt. So if it’s more blessed, you need to get in a practice of getting to the habit of giving. Okay. And this is the baseline requirement, but gala Bella’s period tagging, is it. And it starts, it starts with what you have at the time. Not what’s left over too many guys.
If they think through, well, I need to pay my bills. Then I, then I, you know, then I can tap. No, the Bible says, you know, the first fruit, right? The top. So to be more blessed, you need to practice solid financial discipline period. So if you hadn’t started, make this a practice, jump into it, lenient. I promise you, you will figure this out.
It will be, it will be something that will bless you, but you need to be intentional. Take some ax start tad. All right. For yourself. Tip. And we talked about a little bit, Dan and I, I want you to have an abundant marriage and a bonded marriage. I want you to give your wife more than she asked for bond ways to go above and beyond and speaker love languages.
And we think about it too many times, dudes, we stopped hating our wives. When we get married in a, we have to flip the. And starting this weekend, make that your deci your action. Flip the script bar, some flowers. Okay. Leave her a love note. A love note, maybe do some doggone laundry, whatever her love language is.
Maybe her love language is acts of service. You’re doing some housework. One of the best investments of your time that you can make is to strengthen your relationship with the most important person that you have on earth. Pursued that abundant marriage make the effort it’s going to pay off again. When your kids are, when they grow up, they leave.
They’re going to be gone. You’re going to be left with just you and her. You need to be investing time in your relationship with her right now, every week, every week, every day, show her. It was the last time you walked by and you tickled her was the last time that you, uh, sent her a text message about how much you.
Or just give her the look, as we all know what to look, you build up that anticipation gasoline in here. I want you to have an abundant marriage, but it doesn’t happen by accident guys. And Satan wants to destroy your marriage. Do not let that happen. Okay. So they’re your three tips. Get that gallon of water in every week from memory.
And have an abundant marriage. Okay. Now the book of the week, this was actually a book that got brought up to me by a guest. I went on his show called the broken catheter. He, he talks about this book. I want him, I bought it. I read it. And it’s great. It’s called the treasure principle. It’s a little bitty book.
I made it, it took me a couple more minutes to read it. I pounded through it, but I’d say what I want to pull that these treasure prints tr treasure principle keys for you guys. There’s only like six. Number one, God owns everything. I’m his money manager. How much, how many times have you guys heard me talk about that?
You know, we’re stewards number two, my heart always go where I put God’s money. You know, where each door is. Your treasure is, your heart will be found also, right? Number three, heaven, not earth is my home just remembered. Well, where are we building those treasures up? It’s not, he w who with the most toys wins, you know, one day we’re going to reap the eternal treasures on.
Make sure you’re building them there. Number four, I should live not for the dot, but for the line now for the dot, what they’re talking about is the day it’s like the L our life, our earthly life, the line is the eternity. You know, we need to be living for the line, the eternity, where we’re going. Number numbers five-year giving is the only antidote to materialism.
How about that? You want to be materialism? Give it. And the last one, God prospers me not, not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving standard of giving guys. This one, I read this book and this week we were talking about abundant mindset and the power of giving this book. Just, it had to be the book that we highly encourage it.
Check out the show notes. There’ll be a link right there for you guys to go check at that. Look at it to elaborate. I promise it will be a blessing for you. Our dad joke town. So is it’s fun Friday, you know, who has dead jokes. So dad joke. Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up by itself because it was too tired.
Now, guys, that will definitely win that. That will win a, a good an hour or lap. Come on now. Number two, what starts with E and ends with E but only has one letter in it? An envelope of course. So guys, that’s going to be a toss up there really this week. I think I, I really went above and beyond on the, on the dad jokes here.
So why couldn’t the bicycle stand up by itself? It was too tired. What starts with E and ancillary, but only has one letter in it and the envelope, of course. So there you go. Let us know which one you like, which one hits home, which one gets an eye roll. Which one gets a chuckle out of that four year old.
We just want to know, hopefully it serves you learning at least get some smiles going in your, for your week. As he goes through the weekend, be thinking about the question of the week. Do you give to serve others or yourself? So do you give to serve others or yourself? You guys got to answer that question honestly, and I pray that we’re giving to serve others.
What did Jesus say to more blessed, more blessed to give than to receive. Keep that in mind, I want you to have an abundant mindset. I want you to accomplish all the great things that God is going to has in store for you, but it doesn’t happen in two. Eulene it. And use take action. There’s no prosperity gospel here, boys.
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As a Lion we need to recognize that we have the power everyday and in every situation on what version of us shows up. Satan wants us to keep the Holy Spirit in our pockets and to blend in. We have such an abundance at all times and that should be driving how we step and be the leader we are called to be.
In true Fun Friday fashion we cover tips in the area of health, wealth and self. Each of these tips focus around finding hope among chaos and are items that can help you grow as a Lion.
Book of the week: The Treasure Principle – Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving
As you head into the weekend consider the question of the week: Do you give to serve others or yourself? Remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive. We would love you to join the Lions den to be the leader you are predestined to be!
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