I have debated if I should post my class writings on this blog. To this point my answer has been, “no chance,” mainly because I know that many of you are more proficient in writing and since I haven’t gotten my grades back from the first 3 classes, I don’t want 1,000 editors correcting my phrases and thus causing me ulcers as I say, “why didn’t I think of that?”
However, in the midst of our intense academic study, we have been encouraged to write a “Rule of Life.” The Dean of this Program said that if we don’t leave here more in love with Christ and with his church, then they have failed us. Therefore, one of our personal assignments outside of class has been to write a “Rule of Life.” This is intended to guide our decision-making and life pattern as a whole. Some of you may remember this outline from when I first arrived on staff at Cornerstone. It’s my hope as you read it that you will be inspired to write your own “Rule of Life.”
Click here to read:
DM880–Rule of Life for Ken Nash
If you are like me, I know that some of you won’t click the above link.
So here are the cliff-notes:
My Rule of Life: to C.L.I.M.B. in my faith daily!
Rule 1: Connect with Christ.
Rule 1a: Spend time listening to the voice of God.
Rule 1b: Spend time in family prayer daily.
Rule 1c: Read God’s Word devotionally not just academically and professionally.
Rule 1d: Confess my sin in a weekly men’s accountability group.
Rule 1e: Fast one or two meals per week.
Rule 1f: Internet fast one day per week.
Rule 1g: Give generously.
Rule 2: Learn Something New.
Rule 2a: Learn from the Holy Spirit.
Rule 2b: Always be in the midst of learning from a book.
Rule 2c: Learn from others in conversation.
Rule 2d: Learn from failure.
Rule 2e: Learn about myself.
Rule 3: Invest in Key Relationships.
Rule 3a: Nuclear family first.
Rule 3b: Connect with my extended family weekly.
Rule 3c: Forgive those who have wronged me.
Rule 3d: Spend time with my friends every week.
Rule 3e: Pray for the needs in my church family.
Rule 3f: Care for those in my midst.
Rule 3g: Serve where opportunity presents itself.
Rule 4: Move Toward the Vision.
Rule 4a: Remember Jesus is the Head of the Church.
Rule 4b: Continue evaluating and clarifying my vision.
Rule 4c: Receive preaching and leadership evaluation.
Rule 5: Better my Physical Health.
Rule 5a: Eat more raw than processed foods.
Rule 5b: Flee the temptation of gluttony.
Rule 5c: Be aware of damaging emotions.
Rule 5d: Vigorously exercise at least four times per week.
Rule 5e: Sleep at least seven hours a day and honor the Sabbath.
On another note, we are headed to California in a couple of days. We will be there for 11 days. I’m sure I will have some fun experiences to share with you when I get back. I appreciate your prayers for safe travel and that I don’t say anything stupid when meeting Rick Warren…lol.