We will be starting off the reboot this morning with a week of the Names of God. Take your time and look up the full meaning of each name. Maybe look at the verses in a different translation of the Bible like the ESV, NKJV, or Amplified. Really take the time to chew on the meanings of each verse this month and see how you can apply the deepened understandings to your life.
Who is God/Names of God – Shepherd – Yahweh Ro’i
Psalm 23 (KJV)
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
As we get started on the reboot, there are some resources that can greatly enhance your experience.
Free Online Bibles:
Free Bible Software
http://www.esword.com – for computers and mobile devices
http://www.youversion.com – for mobile devices
Free Scripture Music
http://scripturesongs.com – You can download a sample song from each CD
Paid for Scripture Based Music
scripturesongs.com (In Canada but I believe they ship all over)- You can download a sample song from each CD and purchase CD’s. You can also purchase these CD’s from my friends at belovedbooks.com in the U.S.A.
Glory Revealed and Glory Revealed 2
During the 30 Day Spiritual Reboot you may want to consider what you want to study in place of or in addition to your normal routine.
I’ve taken the liberty of putting together weekly themes and daily scripture that will be posted throughout the 30 days to help you on your way. I also recommend a Bible reading plan. Youversion.com has a variety of plans that are 30 days in length. They can be viewed on your computer, tablet, android, and ipod/iphone. Some plans you may consider are:
You can also customize other plans that are longer than 30 days by reading two or more days worth per day or even by taking a 15 day plan and reading half per day.
Bible Gateway also offers reading plans delivered to your inbox.
Another way to enhance your study time is to add a concordance study. A concordance is basically a dictionary – thesaurus of the original Hebrew/Greek/Aramaic the Bible was translated from. By looking up the words in a concordance you will learn the more complete and deeper meaning behind the words. E-sword has both a desktop and app version (Located in the play store and itunes) with optional concordance download (as well as many other items to use within E-Sword at Bible Support). E-Sword is free, but I highly recommend donating to support the hard work they have put into this. I suggest writing out the scripture you are studying using the concordance to help define the words. You can also use an Amplified Bible however, a concordance is often far richer.
Just remember as you are going about the reboot that the goal is to fast from man’s opinion of God’s Word. Man’s opinion is very useful at times, but I believe that God wants us to rely on Him and our time with Him and in His Word, not on second-hand information. We can not mature or walk confidently as long as we require someone else to tell us what the Word says. We have already been given The Word and Holy Spirit. There is no need for another, and lesser, interpreter.
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After a long time away from blogging, I am excited to announce Chrysalis Families will be rebooting! To kick off the reboot we will host a 30 day Spiritual Reboot. This will be a great time of drawing closer to God and building our spiritual muscles.
Why a reboot?
During the time I was unable to blog, there were many things weighing me down. I was in a fight for my life and fighting for my health was taking 200%. There were many times when all the negative things going on in the world would weigh me down further. Little by little, without me realizing it, God was drawing me away from the Christian books, t.v. preachers, and even some Christian music. I’m not saying these things are bad. But I was needing a reboot. Pretty soon it was just the Word of God, prayer time, and music that was Scripture based. This went on for months. By the end of this season, I was a different person; a stronger Christian in many ways. But do not worry, I still have plenty of flaws to work through to share with you in this blog. 🙂
What is the Reboot
The reboot is a 30 day commitment to yourself and God. In many ways you can call it a fast. A fasting from all sources of religiosity and teaching except for the Word of God (and your Church services). This means no t.v. preachers, books, book clubs, cds etc. You might even want to limit what types of Christian music you listen to so that you are only listening to Scripture based songs. The point is to refrain from the opinion/viewpoint/theory of others and focus on only what the Word has to say.
You might decide you only want to fast from certain things and not others. You might decide to not fast anything but to add on to what you are already doing. Whatever you decide can only strengthen your walk with the Lord. The more you commit to, the greater the result. Please take some time to pray about your part in this.
I believe that anyone who participates will benefit by:
*drawing closer to God
*detox your thinking
*remove things other than the Word that influence your beliefs / realign with the Word
*recharge your faith
*stir up hope
*build spiritual muscle
The body of Christ is under constant attack. We have been bombarded on all sides with things that want to steal our hope and joy but, most of all, that want to steal the truth of God’s Word that would restore His people.
Who is the reboot for?
If you are under attack, under pressure, confused, weary, tired, then this is for you. If you are strong in your spiritual walk, things are going wonderfully, and you have not a care in the word, then this is for you too. We can never be too mature or too young in our walk nor too weak or too strong to be blessed by a reboot.
My next posts will have resources and some day to day details for the 30 day reboot which will start June 1st. I pray it blesses you and causes you to dive deeply into God’s presence.