A Great Secret Place Plan for You (Sent Wed, Sep 16, 2015)

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Pastor Encouragement from Steve Backlund
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Dear Influential Pastors,

A great core value from Help! I'm a Pastor is "I strongly prioritize my 'secret place' times with the Lord.

Jim Baker, my co-author on the book, developed this powerful strategy with his leadership team around this core value: 
  • Divert Daily (set aside time each day to be alone with God)
  • Withdraw Weekly (set aside at least a half day each week to be alone with God)
  • Maintain Monthly (set aside at least one full day a month to be alone with God)
  • Abandon Annually (set aside at least a 3-day retreat with God)
Here's what I wrote in my book for you to declare over your life about this key truth: In Acts 6 the Apostles set the example by selecting deacons so they could give themselves “continually to prayer and the ministry of the word” (Acts 6:4). Jesus also withdrew Himself for times alone with His Father. I follow this emphasis for my own life. Even in seasons of busyness, I have creative strategies to keep my heart connection with God strong. 

Supporting verses: Acts 6:1-4, Luke 5:16
 

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Steve
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