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Comfort is not found in a bottle or bedroom.
True comfort can only be found in having a personal relationship with God. So many are searching for the easy button in life and the reality is the comfort you are seeking is all around you.
Satan wants you to keep your problems to yourself. He wants you to have surface level relationships, to bury your head in the sand, and to bootstrap. Because he knows if you do it on your own, you will fail. Click To TweetChris Grainger
And you know how we started every episode of the line with us. We’re gonna look in God’s word this week. We were talking about second Corinthians one, four. Now wear second Corinthians. After first, come on guys. Come on, get with me now. Seriously though. Go back to the SP the spiritual kickoff on Monday, I walk through this verse pretty deeply, and we’re get, give you some insight.
So if you miss that, go check it out. But second Corinthians one for he comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others when they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. Did you hear that? We can give them the same comfort that God has given us. It’s unreal.
The power we have in the holy. When we actually lean in and take those troubles, learn from them, grow guy can do some amazing things. So if you missed our Wednesday episode, we had professional hockey player. You know, he used to play professional hockey, mortgage mortgage, uh, a mortgage background, businessman, entrepreneur, guy’s doing it all, you know, and he is doing it now for the Lord.
And he didn’t come to know the Lord until very recently guys, that doesn’t happen a lot. And, and, and Scott and I talked a. About what that looks like. What does that look like now for him and his family now that he is a believer now that he understands he has purpose. He understands what God is, is is his, his calling, what he needs to do to lead his family.
I mean, Scott shared so much about men that have we lose community and how big a deal that is. Right. And then, you know, we need to share what’s going on instead of just bundling all this crap up inside guys, quit doing. It’s gonna explode one day and it’s gonna explode in the wrong way. Satan wants you to keep your problems to yourself.
Satan wants you to have surface level conver uh, relationships. Satan wants you to bury your head in the sand and to bootstrap. He wants you to do all those things because he knows if you do it on your own, you’re gonna fail. I don’t want you to fail. It’s the last thing I want you guys to be success. I want you to lean in to understand the power, the responsibility, everything that comes with having a relationship with Jesus Christ.
You have to take the serious guys. You know, this is not a relationship with Jesus is not a Sunday thing. It’s a everyday thing, you know, depending on where you’re at right now, this is a fun Friday episode. So maybe it’s fun Friday, maybe it’s Friday. And you look at your clock right now and let’s say it’s 10 o’clock in the morning.
So you’re listening to the line within us at 10 o’clock in the morning. Well, hats off to you, first of all, thank you for doing that. But outside of the line within us, when you finish this fun Friday, will anybody around you see the free of spirit? Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness.
Self-control. Does anybody around, you know that you’re a Christian? Have you ever brought up Jesus to anyone outside the church walls guys, if these questions convict you. That’s okay. That just means that you have an opportunity to grow. Now. I get it growing can be scary cuz you know what? The closer, the harder you, you, you push and try to grow the more tax you’re gonna get.
Satan’s not gonna like it. You know what guys it’s called the lion within. Okay. It’s it is not the sheep. It’s not, it’s not the, uh, you know, the, the little bitty kitty cat, that little puppy dog. It’s the lion, but we need the lion’s roaring. So guys go check out that episode with Scott. I mean, we really unpacked a lot of stuff there that I think is gonna help you guys.
It can at least give you some encouragement and you’ll find out I learned a little bit about hockey along the way, so I hope you enjoyed it. Go back and share that album out. So, you know, every fun Friday, I’m gonna give you three tips, a hell tip, a, a well tip and a self tip. Right? So your hell tip. This is a more of a mind thing.
Okay. And it’s the one, it’s something I teach guys. And I talk to guys about a lot. Because it’s something that I do in a very, very seldom do I try to tell someone something that I haven’t personally tried or I’m not currently doing? So what I tell ’em a quick way to get into the word, and again, you can use this for your kids too.
Just that’s a little side note, a prove ver day, a proverb day. If people are just trying to get started, you know what? Just tell ’em, you know what? Use a proverb day. There’s 31 Proverbs. Whatever day of the month. It is. So if you’re listening to this and it’s the 14th of the month, I’m not sure when this is gonna come out, but let’s just say it’s the 14th re proverb 14, and tomorrow’s gonna be the 15th re proverb 15, but Chris February has 28 days.
Okay. Re re proverb 28. And then on March 1st, go back to and start over and reach Proverbs. So that month you don’t get through all 31 there’s several months throughout the year that you will. The point is that it’s a very simple way to get in the word and always have a designated quote unquote reading plan.
Cuz I get it reading. The Bible can be intimidating. Some guys don’t know where to start. There’s a ton of wisdom and Proverbs. So just take one a day. If it’s the eight day a month re Proverbs eight, very simple. It’s a very simple way also that your kids can start doing it because it’s so easy to remember.
And it’s also right in the middle of the Bible. Everybody can find Proverbs. So just go right to your middle. Usually it’s gonna be right in that area. Okay. So a proverb of a day, kinda like an apple day keeps a doctorate away. Maybe a proverb of a day keeps Satan away. There you go. But try that tip. Well, tip, I want you to think about something when it comes to investments.
There’s usually an options and a lot of 401k plans that guys don’t know about. And it’s called about it’s called automatic increase. What that is. It’s just a very easy way that you can be building future. Well, that’s gonna have a minimal impact for you because if you go, let’s say you do an automatic increase of, and a lot of times they’re set at 1%.
Let’s say you hit that next year. You know, come January when that one. Takes off. Yeah, your paycheck will be 1%, 1% lighter, your take home, but you’re adding that much more to your investments. So whatever your percentage goal is, say, say, you’re trying to get to, to where you’re investing 15%. Well, I know a lot of guys out there, that’s your goal that may be hard out the gate.
I get it where this is tough times, inflation, all the crazy things that are happening around us. So it could be tough. What you can do is make investments in, in, in a program like this. And that allows for those auto increases. And that could be an easy way to kind of build you some hedges around investing.
It’s gonna automatically be done for you. That 1% is not gonna feel that big a deal you’ll be able to overcome it. But at the same time, you’re looking for out for your future that much more. And if it’s on an auto recurring type deal, which many of these programs are set it up that. A lot of ’em are also variable.
So you can say, you know what? I don’t wanna do 1%. I wanna do a half percent. Or you can say, you know what, I wanna do 2% or I wanna be aggressive in in three years. I wanna be there. So I’m gonna go 5% a year, do that, whatever you need to do. There’s a lot of flexibility. So talk to your, whoever your, your investment professionals are that run a lot of your programs.
There’s an opportunity here to really be more intentional about investments. There you go. There’s your wealth. Self tip. And I talked about this with Scott, which is kind of crazy, but I, I, I write my, my, uh, fun Friday notes before I record with the episode before I record with the guest. So that’s kinda like my process.
And you know, when I, when I do that, cuz it just makes it, you know, for me it’s easier. Okay. I have all my notes. I go into a recording session and then I can do a fun Friday. Bring you guys some highlights, things like that. So there’s usually a little behind the scenes peak of the, of the process. This is a self tip I wrote down, and this is a God thing, cuz I actually told Scott, this asked a question to your wife at the end of the day.
How can I pray for you? Ask her that, how can I pray for you? I started doing this with my wife and, and while we’re selling in, I mentioned this in the episode on Wednesday and it’s, it’s really opened up a lot of things for us. For one, I get insight into what she’s dealing with. What’s she’s struggling.
We talk all the time. We text all the time. We, I mean, we literally see each other every day we’re on, you know, we’ll message each other throughout the day. I mean, she’s my best friend, but it’s then that one question, how can I pray for you? A lot of times she opens up and that gives us a chance to grow together, you know, and to grow together spiritually and connect through prayer, you know?
And we’re gonna find out through these conversations with your wife, you know, What, what is in the, in the future? Cause maybe there’s something big coming down the road that she, she just really needs you to be there for this question, guys is great and don’t worry some days she’s gonna say nothing new happens with me and my wife.
She was like, well, it’s nothing really new today. Just go back, go back and just repeat whatever you, whatever you remember from the previous days and pray that over her, but literally pray over. Put your hand on her shoulder, on her, back on her head, whatever, lay your hand on her and pray and pray in the spirit and lift that up.
We pray a lot of times for peace over our bedroom. We pray that we bind up the sat, the attacks that are, that come from from fear or anxiety or stress. And we open up our room to the holy spirit and we, and we surrendered the holy spirit is the only spirit allowed in our house. And if we feel like we’re UNAT attack, we’re going, we’re going to attack that spirit together in prayer.
We’re gonna bind them up. We’re gonna cast them to the gates of hell, where they belong through the power and blood of Jesus Christ. And we do this regularly and I know you guys, me well, that’s kind of crazy. Well, okay. Then I wanna be kind of crazy. I want you guys to be kind of crazy too, because it’s gonna take kind of crazy to make it in this world today.
We don’t wanna be normal. Embrace the weird lean into Jesus. Satan wants your marriage to fail. How many times I gotta tell you guys this, he wants her to fail. So if you build hedges like this, you are doing all you can to protect it. The most important relationship you have outside of the one with Jesus Christ.
So there are your three tips guys prove every day, keep saying away. Well, tip, do that auto increase on the investments. Really look at that program and then self tip. How can I pray for you? That’s the question you ask your wife every day. Okay. There you go. All right. Book of the week guys, book of the week, I let this to a, to a good friend of mine.
Michael, great brother in Christ. Love this guy. And it’s this book is called the richest man in Babylon. Now our, our friends over and investing for beginners. They have this on their, on their preferred readers list. Ghost guys, you’ve heard of investing four beginners, add again, hook up with those guys.
They’re doing phenomenal. I know Andrew. He writes that the investing for beginners, uh e-letter every month, it’s phenomenal, Andrew and I we’re actually buddies. We, a lot of times we’ll have lunch together throughout the month. He’s got a heart for the Lord and I’ll tell you what he puts great research in that IFB newsletter.
So go check that out again. That’s in the show notes too, but the richest man in Babylon, it’s a great book. Great book. It gives you insight to a it’s it’s it’s based off a story, uh, of, but it gives you more of an insight to what stewardship’s all. That’s what we need to be thinking about. You know, we need to understand what building wealth really means.
And this right here around, you know, that he talks about the five lo uh, laws of gold and, and, and the different types of, of what lucky means. Cuz there is no such thing as lucky. I mean you just have to. You have to be intentional and you have to really take your time and make good decisions. So the richest man in Babylon, I really enjoyed it.
It’s short guys for the, for the guys that on YouTube, you see, it’s very thin. I mean, it’s only, uh, let’s see, 90 pages. I mean, guys, you could read this, um, in, in a sitting if you want it to it’s it’s that good? So highly encourage that. Add that one to your library. That could be a wealth, uh, library addition for you.
Highly encourage it. It was one that I, I enjoy. Fun Friday dead jokes. We know a guy get some dead jokes on fun Friday. Right? All right. Number one, they told me I’d never be good at poetry because I’m dyslexic. But so far I’ve made three jug in a vase. Now some of you guys are trying to figure out that one.
So I need you to write down poetry and think about dyslexic and, and get back to me. Number two, I lost three fingers on my right hand. Oh, bless this guy’s heart. And I asked my doctor if I would’ve be able to write. He said maybe, but I wouldn’t count on it guys. I’m sorry. I’m go ahead and voting right now.
Number two, that’s hanging on Ari rim, uh, walk off Homer stuff, but seriously that I wanna hear your votes. Number one, they told me I’d never be good at poetry because I’m dyslexic, but so far I’ve made three jokes in a VCE number two. I lost three fingers on my right hand and asked my doctor if I’d be able to write, he said maybe, but I wouldn’t count on it.
So there you go. Dad, jokes of the day. Hope you guys enjoyed those. Now the question of the week, where do you, where are you seeking comfort in life? Where, where are you seeking comfort in life? You need to really think about that because guys it’s not found in a bottle it’s not found in pornography. It’s not found.
You know, uh, and tobacco or work or money, any of these things, comfort, comfort is found in Lord. And I pray at the line within us. You guys remember that so important. So guys hope you enjoy it this week, share it with other people, you know, to what it’s all about. Remember we have a, I have a store here for those on YouTube.
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In this Fun Friday Chris reviews some of the great insights he learned from former professional hockey player Scott Kelsey. He bared it all and his story of trauma and how he has turned that into triumph is something we can all learn from.
In true Fun Friday fashion there are tips for health, wealth and self. This weeks health tip is one that Chris has been utilizing for several years and it is an easy way to dig into God’s Word on a consistent basis.
As usual there are a few dad jokes that are sure to get a chuckle out of your crew. You have the ability to find comfort right where you are. Stop looking for satisfaction all around and find the comfort you seek by following Him. Take a stand here guys and unleash the Lion Within!
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