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2 Chronicles 29:1 New International Version (NIV)

Hezekiah Purifies the Temple

29 Hezekiah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Abijah daughter of Zechariah.

Hezekiah was a man of action. When you look at the kings of Israel and Judah, they will take up about half of a chapter. King Hezekiah receives 3 1/2 chapters about his reign.

We see qualities in this man of action that we can learn from and apply to our lives.

  1. Thankfulness in his life: He was thankful for having a second chance at life. He got 15 years added to his life. On his death bed he thanks God for his life, but also repents and asks God to grant him more years.
  2. He does the right things quickly: He did not put off what he could do today. Men of action step into those moments with intentions of doing the right thing.
  3. He makes personal decisions: He did not wait for the crowd. Men of action see something in their life and they step into the moment.
  4. He loved other people: He was bold in his outreach. He saw what could be in people and their potential. He helped them live it out.
  5. He gave grace to those who needed it: A man who was given much grace is more willing to give grace to others.

Get into the action, man!

Do not live a life standing around wondering what just happened.

Step into the moments given to you, so that later in years or even in death, ‘There Lies a Man of Action’.

Strength and Courage

Michael

 

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Vital Bikers Couples Ride

June 28-30

Clear Lake in Cerro Gordo County.

Enjoy fellowship with other couples and enjoy the ride!

Men and Their Beards

Psalm 133:2 New International Version (NIV)

It is like precious oil poured on the head,
    running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
    down on the collar of his robe.

Are beards necessary? Does having facial hair make you a man of God? No, having a beard is not a salvation issue. We are not under Old Testament Law. We are under grace. So, why the fuss?

This is a tough place, but I think it is important for us to know what it means to be a man as to being a woman. Satan is in full strength being the author of confusion into what being a man is. We see men, today, dressing like women, showing feminine mannerisms, and even having women’s hair styles. Some will even go to the length of having ‘gender reassignment surgery’. This is a growing confusion that is developing in society and with men.

God created men and women differently for a purpose. They were created unique and were to populate the earth. In Genesis 3:16, the woman was designed for child bearing, and the man in vs 19 would be a tiller of the soil and work with his hands. Men and women have defined gender designs and responsibilities.

In Ephesians 5:21-33, it shows God’s design for men and women. Both need to show care for each other, and it tells how a man should love his wife like Christ loves the church and gave himself for her.

Having a beard is not essential. Having facial hair is not required, but being a godly man is. Yes, the Bible makes a story case for a beard, and it is an honor for a man and glory to God. Not all men can grow beards or want to have a beard, but I do believe that men are called by God to be men of God on the inside and outside. 

Be the man God has called you to be.

Strength and Courage

Michael

 

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Vital Men Biker Trip

May 31-June 2

We will ride the full length of the Mississippi River along the Iowa border.

This is a great opportunity to ride, see God’s creation, and hang out with other men.

Set your calendar and let’s ride!

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