At this time of year, most of us at least, consider resolving to make this year better by focusing on or adding goals for the year. Exercising, losing weight or improving our diets are probably the most common goals.
Some of us choose to focus on professional goals. I started working on mine.
1. Publish my first book, “Remade! A preacher finally finds victory over pornography and complaint”, in both print and e-book.
2. Produce a promotional video for each of my seminars.
3. Produce worship videos, mixed with testimony.
4. Give at least 20 seminars this year.
5. Find a corporate sponsor(s) to support the ministry to the military.
As I reflected on these goals I thought “I’m really going to have to stay focused to accomplish all of this”. These are all worthy goals, in fact I consider them work God has purposed me to do. And I’ve been working very hard on the first one all month.
But it suddenly dawned on me that I was forgetting the most important goal for this year or any year – Know God better. I was allowing the urgent to push out the most important. I’ve come to see in recent years that nothing is more important, nothing will affect our lives more towards greatness than knowing God better.
Next time, I’ll lay out the first of my plan to really focus on knowing more about God.
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Kent Dickerson is a Christian writer, teacher, singer and lecturer. He calls his blog, “Remade Preacher”. The reason why that title was chosen was because God brought him back to full time ministry after leaving it for thirty years.
The primary reason for leaving Pastoral Ministry was a deep-seated struggle with pornography.
He facilitates two seminars.
-Spiritual Battle Plan, The Path To Victory
-Spiritual Battle Plan, the Armor Of God.
In both courses he calls upon men to first get into the battle against the sin in their lives and then to find new ways to call upon the Almighty God to lead, strengthen and protect them.
He also emphasizes helping each other as brothers.
In addition, versions of Spiritual Battle Plan are being developed for both men and women learners.
A new class/seminar, Be Transformed, is now available as well.
During the “Be Transformed” Seminar Kent teaches the art of analyzing one’s thinking patterns in order to allow renewing-of-the-mind transformation so that one can then devote one’s time to contemplating God.
Kent is currently authoring a book tentatively titled, “Remade! A preacher finds victory over pornography and complaint.”
He is also working on recording his first EP and videos Kent is from Abilene, Texas where he attended Abilene Christian University.
He currently lives in Pyeongtaek, South Korea as part of the U.S. military community.
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My resolutions were to know God as Mr. Bae’s grandfather did, memorize large portions of the bible, learn to read and write Hangul/speak Hanguk-eo, read through the bible using Professor Horner’s plan, read all of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s books, read all of the Voice of the Martyr books currently on our shelves, and read all of the North Korean books on dotheword.org lists.
My resolutions were to know God as Mr. Bae’s grandfather did, daily worship all year in the Whole Life Offering plan, search the scriptures on each of the 18 dimensions of the Kingdom of Heaven, memorize large portions of the bible, learn to read and write Hangul/speak Hanguk-eo, read through the bible using Professor Horner’s plan, read all of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s books, read all of the Voice of the Martyr books currently on our shelves, and read all of the North Korean books on dotheword.org lists currently on our shelves…and, except for knowing God as Mr. Bae’s grandfather did, all of these seem within reach. The other is for God to reveal Himself to me in His own way and in His own time.
Glenn Penner said, “It [prayer] is an acknowledgement that no matter what we do, if God is not in it, our labour is no longer a response to His grace but a manifestation of our attempt to do His work by our own strength.”
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