A God First mentality in 2021 by a 18yoWatch this thread
And this will also push my wake up time forward to 5AM. Yes, 5AM. That is totally insane, but it is for more time in front of God.
I have once turned down to a church meeting today but I have now decided to make a shock appearance at 5:30pm (it ends at 6). That is insane. I think that my fellow groupmates will be like: 'God must appreciate you. Well done.'
Despite being a Y13 ( Y13 is the busiest year), I am going to put God first by such a margin.
What a sacrifice!
I'm happy for you. Good to know you've found God - something to give you faith and routine in the world.
I declare xxx to its final resting place. This is not to be missed being cut off from my life anymore, in the name of Jesus.
I record this myself as a mark. I think that one of the few pop songs I will still listen will be Higher Ground by Rasmussen (2018), as I love its chorus to be God first reminder.
I have almost stopped using Across Bus Portal in favour of bible study on the bus, offering bus journeys to God. I was almost trapped inside a 23 bus yesterday as I was still focused on God's word when the bus arrived at the terminal. With my alarm ringtone being changed to Glory Glory Man Utd (as a Liverpool supporter), I woke up very early in the morning as I wanted to TURN IT OFF AT ONCE!
Next steps are to reduce the time spent on mobile games and increase more time on bible study. My study questions from the church are like the 1970s A level questions compared to the current ones, while the church pretended that it is 1800 and you cannot have any reference material except the bible itself.
This is the earliest departure time of a train as I know. I want to strive to wake up before this time to study the word of God, such that I can have the best environment as everyone else is still sleeping. (This is in Japan, the earliest one in my place leaves at 05:11)
Then I must miss literally all football matches except for the early kick offs, due to time difference. If I want 8 hour sleep then I cannot even watch a single game! That is a very big sacrifice being a football fan myself!
I did this in the favour of the church wanting us to read Philippians another 5 times before August, but I decided to pamper myself and go for 10!
This is now my wallpaper. These are cards from Game of Life: Adventures. Once a player draws one of these cards, he/she has to play it immediately. Once six of these cards have been played, the game is over! So, the length of the game depends on where these +10 cards are in the pile, just like the length of our life is determined by what God writes.
This game really shows the importance of treasuring time, in my church message today. Using this pic as a wallpaper will make me always remember it!
Whenever I have an opportunity to serve God I will just accept it and reschedule all my other commitments for that period of time. I will also continue to watch for what God tells me and do it in the same way.
The message also talked about an account in God. Quite close to me as I just opened my Hang Seng bank account yesterday. I will start managing my finances well with the help of God in this account, so God can give me the best through His account, and make me being trustworthy in God.
I will make sure that I get what I need by early July at the latest. Then, I have around 2-3 weeks of buffer for replacements if some of the items I bought become faulty. This will ensure that I complete such shopping before most people start, and have a higher chance to get what I need. I will also compare between stores and get items from the stores with a cheapest price, such as those with everything sold at a fixed price. Then I can utilize the resources of the land in a better way!
1st offence: 10 push ups
2nd: 20 push ups
3rd: 50 push ups
Every time thereafter: 100 push ups
As a result, thanks to the head start, I will be able to spend less time on my studies and more time on God. I want to join an evangelical service for 2022 or 2023, so I hope to build myself up better to work for God through his word. The head start may be worth it in the end.
In order not to waste my talents given by God, I have set myself a target to play all 482 hymns from my church on the piano by the time I graduate from university. I will try to play them with feeling and tenderness, and also record myself, so I can be able to use this to influence the lives of others.
I will also use hymn #126 from my church hymnal to test my music player program on the computing module assignment. This will allow me to glorify God through my uni work!
"Read xxxxxxxxxxx and compare all the passages read. Deadline 19/07/2021."
This stunned the entire group with such a serious attitude towards the word of God.
I have also officially rejoined the hymn challenge by playing hymn #358- My king will soon be back again.
And from last week's Sunday cell group, I found that 2 people in charge were absent and we were struggling to find a stand in. Then I will be that from the next session onwards as I study every chapter in a detailed way. Thus I can volunteer to be a stand in when someone is absent.
I have also removed a lot of things from my phone, as its memory dropped below 40 GB for the first time in months.
Here is a suggested alarm ringtone for Christians who have a football team they support. With these alarms, they are guaranteed to wake up early, so they can spend more time in front of God.
Some examples are as follows:
Liverpool, Man City, Leeds: Glory Glory Man Utd
Man Utd, Everton: YNWA
Arsenal, Chelsea: Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur
Fulham, Brentford, QPR, Tottenham: Blue Is The Colour
Real Madrid: El Cant Del Barca
Barcelona, Atletico Madrid: Hala Madrid Y Nada Mas
These are rivals of the teams they support, so they should hate these songs. They will wake up instantly. This is why I (Liverpool fan) set Glory Glory Man Utd as my alarm ringtone.