“The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him…” (2nd Chronicles 16:9)
God wants men to step up and be what He designed and called them to be. That’s the bottom line…. really nothing more to it. We were designed to be warriors and leaders, but instead many are dragged into the pit of follower and complacency. Our own world becomes self-centered and ruled by self-indulgence. We quickly choose to follow our careers, hobbies, and lusts more passionately than we follow our God. Our goals in life are seldom focused on God, instead they’re typically directed on all the other things we want in life…. the things we somehow believe we need and deserve. Yet, God searches the earth for men whose hearts are fully committed to him. I am not yet that man, are you?
I hear a cry from deep within calling me to become a man that is fully committed to Him. Do you hear the same cry inside of you? I believe you do. If not, it’s likely because you’ve ignored it so long, buried it so deeply under so much that you’ve become deaf to it…. but it calls out nevertheless. It calls because it was embedded within the design of what man is to be.
“I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:15-16)
Much of my life has been spent wading around in lukewarm water. It’s rather comfortable, there is much to keep me entertained and plenty of company. But a voice keeps crying out from deep within me…. Reminding me that I am a “Wanted Man.”
Men of Palmyra Grace…. you’re going to start hearing a lot about something called “Fight Club.” It was designed to help you become the man God has called you to be. Fight Club is for every man, but not all will choose to accept the call. Some men will be just too busy, some men are just too comfortable. I say these things in love…. not in anyway to be judgmental or harsh.
Fight Club is not easy. It’s essentially a 12 week spiritual boot-camp. It will challenge you spiritually, physically, relationally, academically, and emotionally. Some that accept the challenge will strike out and not finish, but no doubt they will be a better man for trying. I’m calling you out! No excuses! I myself am weak and need like-minded men to stand beside me and FIGHT!!
To prepare for this battle go to crosseffect.org and register for the “Kick-off” event to be held on March 13th. And yes, it actually does start at 10 p.m. (past my bed time), but that should be no deterrent for man seeking God. On that night you will have an opportunity to hear more about Fight Club, and then a few days to decide if you’re willing to begin Fight starting March 18th. I believe you will choose to join us in battle if you can still hear God crying out within you, “You are a wanted man!”
Shared by Chad Hellenthal