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Order is defined at dictionary.com as:
“an authoritative direction or instruction; command; mandate; to regulate, conduct, or manage: to order one's life for greater leisure.”
Luke 1:1 AMP
“Since [as is well known] many have undertaken to put in order and draw up a [thorough] narrative of the surely established deeds which have been accomplished and fulfilled in and among us.”
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”
1. Our great Jehovah is a God of order.
Genesis 1:2 KJV
“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
Genesis 1:11 KJV
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.”
Genesis 8:22 KJV
“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”
2. God wants order in the way we think, speak and act.
Proverbs 23:7 KJV
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. . .”
Proverbs 4:23-27 AMP
“Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.”
24 Put away from you false and dishonest speech, and willful and contrary talk put far from you.
25 Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you.
26 Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright.
27 Turn not aside to the right hand or to the left; remove your foot from evil.”
3. Order is preparation for a miracle.
Matthew 14:14-20 KJV
“14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.
17And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
18 He said, Bring them hither to me.
19 Then he ordered the people to sit down on the grass. After he took the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed the food. He broke the loaves apart, gave them to the disciples, and they gave them to the people.
20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.”
4. God can use others to bring order into our own lives.
Exodus 18:17-23 MSG
“Moses' father-in-law said, "This is no way to go about it. You'll burn out, and the people right along with you. This is way too much for you—you can't do this alone.
“Now listen to me. Let me tell you how to do this so that God will be in this with you. Be there for the people before God, but let the matters of concern be presented to God. Your job is to teach them the rules and instructions, to show them how to live, what to do.
“And then you need to keep a sharp eye out for competent men—men who fear God, men of integrity, men who are incorruptible—and appoint them as leaders over groups organized by the thousand, by the hundred, by fifty, and by ten.
“They'll be responsible for the everyday work of judging among the people. They'll bring the hard cases to you, but in the routine cases they'll be the judges. They will share your load and that will make it easier for you. If you handle the work this way, you'll have the strength to carry out whatever God commands you, and the people in their settings will flourish also."
First, every successful leader makes sure their plans. . .were first, God’s plans.
Second, effective leadership is always duplicable.
If you’re good at developing successful leaders . . .you’ll never be out of a job.
Third, create a winning profile for members of your leadership team.
Fourth, delegate . . . not relegate.
Fifth, have specific instructions with timelines.
Sixth, effective leaders build a network of effective leaders.
Seventh, create a successful infra-structure.
5. God is not a God of disorder or excuses.
Genesis 2:16-17 KJV
“And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
Genesis 3:12-13 KJV
“And the man said, The woman whom You gave to be with me—she gave me [fruit] from the tree, and I ate. And the Lord God said to the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled (cheated, outwitted, and deceived) me, and I ate.”
Genesis 3:23-24 NLT
“So the Lord God banished them from the Garden of Eden, and he sent Adam out to cultivate the ground from which he had been made. After sending them out, the Lord God stationed mighty cherubim to the east of the Garden of Eden. And he placed a flaming sword that flashed back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
Numbers 12:1-2 KJV
“And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.” 2 And they said, Hath the Lord indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the Lord heard it.
Numbers 12:9-10 KJV
“And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them; and he departed. And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.”
6. An ordered life is a productive life.
1 Corinthians 14:40 KJV
“Let all things be done decently and in order.”
Psalm 37:23 KJV
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.”
Luke 1:1 KJV
“Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,”
7. Practical thoughts on bringing order into your life.
“Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.” President John Adams
1 Corinthians 14:33 AMP
“For He [Who is the source of their prophesying] is not a God of confusion and disorder but of peace and order. As [is the practice] in all the churches of the saints (God’s people).”
Seven practical ideas on how to bring order into your personal life.
First, bring order into your environment.
Psalm 32:8 ESV
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
Second, bring order into your job, business or retirement.
1 Timothy 4:15 NLT
“Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress.”
Third, bring order into your spiritual, mental and physical thought-processes and actions.
Romans 12:2 NLT
“Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.”
Philippians 2:2 AMP
“Fill up and complete my joy by living in harmony and being of the same mind and one in purpose, having the same love, being in full accord and of one harmonious mind and intention.”
Fourth, bring order into your choice of friends and their rotation in and out of your circle of influence.
1 Corinthians 15:33 AMP
"Do not be so deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character."
Fifth, bring order into your habits.
Job 22:26 AMP
“You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God's favor] shall shine upon your ways.”
Sixth, bring order into your daily routines.
Lamentations 3:40 NLT
“Instead, let us test and examine our ways. Let us turn back to the Lord.”
Seventh, bring order into your finances.
Luke 14:28-30 MSG
“Is there anyone here who, planning to build a new house, doesn’t first sit down and figure the cost so you’ll know if you can complete it? If you only get the foundation laid and then run out of money, you’re going to look pretty foolish. Everyone passing by will poke fun at you: ‘He started something he couldn’t finish.’”
Proverbs 12:27 MSG
“A lazy life is an empty life, but "early to rise" gets the job done.”
“…You are to celebrate in the Presence of God, your God, all the things you've been able to accomplish.”
“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo PicassoBLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS