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Defining A Win [2015] Part 4

To “win” in life in the year 2015, is ultimately finding rest and satisfaction through reverence and respect (fear) for a Holy God Who has made us in His image. (see posts 1, 2, and 3 of this series)

So if “winning” is so important, what are some ways that we can show reverence and respect to God this year? What are some ways we can fear God this year? What are some ways that we can bring Him worship?

To answer those questions, I believe we have to know what God wants from us. We have to know what God expects from us…What God thinks is most important…What He believes are the greatest things we can devote our lives to.

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Defining A Win [2015] Part 3

As I explored in my last post, a “win” in life is to “rest-satisfied,” and such satisfaction and rest can come from the “Fear of The Lord.” If we want to “win” in life, if we want to “win” in 2015, we must learn to “Fear The Lord.”

Proverbs 1:7 says:

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge…
-Proverbs 1:7 (ESV)

When we begin to have knowledge, we can begin to know what it means and what it looks like to “win.”

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Defining A Win [2015] Part 2

This year I want to win!

And from my definition of “win,” my goals and resolutions will be formed.

I will practice hard, work-hard, train, study, prepare and make a plan of how it is I will win.

But as I posed yesterday; “What is winning in life?” It’s much more complex than winning in a game like football.

As I’m reading through the Bible, a few verses stuck out to me like they haven’t before- Genesis 25:7-8.

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Defining A Win [2015] Part 1

So I heard today that the University of Oregon defeated Florida State University in the College Football Playoff Semifinals. Apparently, this is a big deal around these parts.

That got me thinking-

What does it take to win a football game?

The answer is fairly simple enough- It takes scoring the most points. The Wikipedia entry for football literally says:

The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

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