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Do not be shaken by what the world throws at you!
In the Fun Friday Chris talks about what he learned from David Benham in one of the most powerful episodes yet on The Lion Within Us. As David points out the only way to be able to stand strong is to be anchored in God. That is the way to light your path and to be able to discern actual truth.
I pray that that conversation is going to give you the encouragement to be the warrior that I know you can be. The lion is within you. Let it roar! Click To TweetChris Grainger
Remit. What scripture are we talking about? Ephesians chapter six, verse 13, therefore take up the full armor of God so that you’ll be able to resist on the evil day that everything, and having an, having done everything to stand firm, to stand firm, guys not be weak stand firm. So guys, if you missed. First of all what’s wrong with.
Come on now. Keep up. Let’s see today. Just kidding you. Miss Wednesday’s episode with David denim, go back. All right. Formal pro baseball player at a contract on HDTV. Work’s been on Fox CNN, all these different media outlets. They all try to cancel him, you know, and fought back leading entrepreneurs, coaching people.
I’m talking about this. David Israel. Phenomenal conversation, tons of wisdom. He talked about anchor activities and we need to have those anchor activities in our life that are going, gonna anchor us to God, because if we’re going to stand firm in culture today, and guys let’s face it, we are in a battle.
We need to have something rooted. And remember he started talking about bail to truth, and that is, was under attack. Truth is under attack guy. And the only way, the only way you gonna be able to defeat it is you have to recognize what is false and how do you recognize what is false? Well, you know, what is true and you know, what is true are getting in God’s word and staying so close to God that the holy spirit is going to guide you.
Now, we talked about the rest of that armor and we, and how that impacts Alliant, what that looks like in Alliance life. We talk about protecting and providing. What does that exactly look like? How do you protect and provide for your wife as well as your kids? And when you want, when he unpacked that scripture around your turn, the other cheek, he took us way back to really give us some deeper understanding of what Bible is telling us there and how it’s not just being weak, but you can attack.
You can go full on when it’s righteous and when you’re standing on God’s word. You guys, I’m gonna tell you what we need. Warriors and David is a warrior and I pray that that conversation is going to give you the encouragement to be the warrior that I know you can be. The lion is within. You just got to let that line out at roar.
Get him out the cage, Tom, for the lion start roaring. So gas go check that. Now, you know, if on Friday I’m going to give you some tips, a hell tip, a well tip and a self tip, right? Here’s your health tip for this week? Start your day with a daily devotional app pay. So many of us guys we’re day-to-day doggone smartphone.
I get it, but commit if you in the morning, when you open that smartphone, when you, when you turn it on you and you and, and, and you open the screen before you open anything, open it. That’s going to take you to God’s word and spend a few minutes there. Now I have a daily app it’s called inspiration and there’s tons of them out there.
Find one that you like and let that be a small way to get your honor on first thing in the morning when it comes to that dog on a smartphone. Okay. So just first thing seriously, just make it a habit. Go right there. Okay. Now, We talked about standing against culture a lot with David. I want you to stand strong against the idea that student loans and traditional four year schools are the only way that your children can be successful.
That is a best, best boss, completely wrong. That’s not that’s against truth. There are, there is power and skilled trades. And, and learning how to do something to provide the, for someone else. And I’m gonna say what there’s opportunities when you take those routes to potential employers, they’ll find that training for you literally.
I mean, you can, you become electricians, plumbers, those types of skill trades, carpentry. You can get a lot of that training through potential employers. You know what? You’re graduating. Debt-free. With a, with a marketable skill that you could literally move anywhere in the world and be, and get a job and you’re making good money.
These people are, are coming, graduating with, uh, with these types of skills immediately knocking down some serious money versus 80 a hundred, $150,000 in student loan debt. In a degree to where you may be starting out making 30, $40,000. Guys, we got to start changing the narrative and a narrative needs.
It really shifted around a 44 year traditional school. Now they’re great when you have a right program as to right person, but that does not need to be the only path to success. And we need to start being vocal about, you know, what, there’s other opportunities. There’s other ways to pursue your passions outside of that four year.
If you’re going to hit that for a year, figure out how to do it. Without a student loan and you know, what is possible if it’s going to take some, some thinking, some planning, and it’s going to take a little thing called work and you know what guys, your kids, the ones that are going to college, they need to work.
They don’t need just to go to school, this, gonna teach them, go do your research. There are studies out there that show kids that actually work while they’re in college. The grades are better. Why? Because they don’t have time to Google. They know, they know they got to buckle down and they also they’re paying for, and it’s not a student loan, you know, feeling that they’re feeling that versus just the student loans paying for everything.
And then when they’re done, they got this, this, uh, chain of debt tied to them, our, your daughters and your sons to walk across that stage of graduation, wherever it is a trade. Four year school, um, you know, a Bowtech whatever debt-free so buck that stand strong against it. Buck the system. That’s what lions do.
There’s your well tip self tip. Have a phone pre date night now probably Rhonda, you guys just shifted to podcasts and moved on from here, but I’m serious. We’re standing strong against culture today. Go out there with your wife, with a handful of questions and have organic conversation with her, really remove the distractions, get all in all in you.
Some open ended questions. I’m going to give you a couple. What do you hope we can do over the next 12 months together? How can I be a better husband? When do you feel the most loved. And then maybe would you like a back road later with a wink on the end up? You know what I’m saying, guys? I mean, let’s get real here, but seriously have some open-ended questions, phone free.
Distraction-free all in with her. So many times me and my wife had been out and we’re, we’re at a table. We’re at a restaurant we look around and there’s couples around and they’ll have the whole meal together. And they’re looking at their phones the entire time. Gazzetta. And as lions, we can not accept that.
That is not the way we need to behave, particularly for the woman that is the God has that we’ve prayed for this woman. We prayed for her and she’s in her life and she’s blessing us. You need to show her how much she’s a blessing, remove distractions, be all in, have real conversation on date night. So there are your three tips.
Okay. Start that. Without getting into the world with a daily devotional app, stand strong in student loans and really start thinking hard. I bet four year degrees are the only way because they’re not seriously as do some research here and then have a phone free date, night phone free. Got it. Now, book of the week, big surprise here.
Here it is guys living among lions. How to thrive like Daniel and today’s battle. We’ll tell you what, eat this book up. This book is phenomenal. Highly recommend it. Go check out the show notes. We’ll sneak it up in there. When David was talking about the chocolate chip it’s right here, I highlighted at Christian’s or to be the chocolate chips in the cookie dough of culture.
We are in a, in not blending. We keep our form remaining completely distinct and separate even when the heat is turned up. And it’s the chocolate chips that make the cookies. Again, as I want you to be the chocolate chips, but seriously, this book of the, of the week is the real deal. Highly encourage you guys to add this to your library.
Go check it out. Support David and Jason. What they’re doing? You won’t be disappointed in this one. All right, dad, joke time, dad. Joke. Number one. What do you call a night? That’s afraid to fight surrender. Of course. Come on gas. I mean, you should have had that one by now. All right. Why don’t I only get sick on workdays.
Got me my weekend immune system. So, number one, what do you call at night? There’s afraid to fight surrender and the why do I only get sick on work days? My weekend support systems. So God let us know which one hits best. I’m leaning probably more one here, but Hey, you know, your, your votes are what ultimately counts.
Now. Remember the question it’ll week this week, guys. What does the enemy look like in today’s culture? What does it look like in. Can you recognize the enemy when you do recognize the enemy, what do you do? How do you act? How do you respond? How are you going to fight back as we’ve unpacked all this this week, go back, take some notes that then get into the word, connect with us.
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It makes a big difference. The guys I pray this week, these messages served you. Well, I pray this you’re feeling stronger going into this weekend that you’re ready. You’re ready for the battle. As you remember, you’re going to have to stand from. But with the armor of God and we actually know how to use it, all that watch out is great.
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This Fun Friday is full of ideas and tips to help you be prepared for the battle you will face. There is no place to hide and a Lion must always be ready to fight. It could be at home, work, the bedroom or even grocery stores we must be prepared.
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