The Power of Momentum

The power of momentum.

 

Is a God created force – Newton’s law of motion.

 

If the road behind me is not growing ever longer, then it is likely that the feet underneath me are not moving any longer.  And if my feet are not moving, I have somehow; somewhere traded this most glorious journey for lesser endeavour. * Craig P. Lounsbrough

*Not moving for Jesus, you’re moving for something else.

 

By Pastor George Lehman

 

If momentum could be put into a vaccination, I would get you to line up on Sunday, hold you down and give it to you!!!

Getting momentum is harder than maintaining it.

This is the problem with so many – they have to keep kicking themselves into gear to get momentum.

 

Example:

“To live a successful, impacting spiritual life requires first to use ten units of effort to produce one unit of results. 

Your momentum will then produce ten units of results with each unit of effort.”  – Charles J. Givens

Far too many Christians want to use one unit of effort and expect 10 units of results.

 

2 Chronicles 15:7 – But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.

God designed us for momentum.

Momentum means – force gained by movement.

 

Here are some momentum scriptures:

1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV) – Therefore, my dear brothers, *stand firm.  Let nothing *move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

*move you = stop your momentum

* Stand firm = It’s a momentum word. I’m putting in the effort, to get the results.

 

Philippians 3:14 (NIV) – I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

 

Matthew 25:21 (NIV) – “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!  You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.  Come and share your master’s happiness!’

We have heard it said many times that “a word from the Lord can change our life”.

But God, literally with one word, can ignite something inside each of us…

… creating a kind of divine momentum.

Trust God to ignite a fresh fire of momentum in your life with these words:

 

Choice

It takes an on-purpose choice to release momentum in your life.

Choice [Oxford dictionary] – it’s the power to willingly decide to do one thing rather than another. (Choose to be idle or choose to have momentum)

 

Deuteronomy 30:19 (LB) – “I call heaven and earth to witness against you that today I have set before you life or death, blessing or curse. Oh, that you would choose life; that you and your children might live!”

We all have the power of choice, but once used, our choices have power over us.

Make choices that propel your momentum to a greater fruitfulness in Christ.

 

Commitment 

Daily commitment gives fuel to momentum.

Commitment says I will actually do what I say we will do.

 

Matthew 24:13 – He who endures to the end.

Not until a crises comes and my momentum stops.

 

1 Peter 4:19 (NIV) – So then, those who suffer according to God’s will, should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

Decisions are made in a moment but for real momentum to grow comes from a daily commitment.

Your commitment is tied to your momentum.  You will have as much momentum as what you have commitment.

 

Priorities

Our priorities drive our momentum.

You are living right now exactly what your priorities are!

If you say, “I can’t seem to get momentum in my spiritual life”, check your priorities.

Our idea of priorities is what needs to be done first, second, third and so on.

However – God has a different idea of prioritizing our lives to give us the momentum we need.

He wants to be first – always!

Matthew 6:33 (Amp) –  But seek (aim at and strive after) *first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

*first =  “If your position is everywhere your momentum is zero.” – W.N. Lipscomb

 

Jeremiah 17:10 (LB) – Only the Lord knows! He searches all hearts and examines deepest motives so he can give to each person his right reward, according to his deeds—how he has lived. (God knows are priorities)

If you want to keep up your momentum, make sure your priorities are God priorities.

 

Servanthood

This separates the goats from the sheep.

If you want to increase the level of your momentum, just begin to serve.

Someone without momentum will always duck and dive out of their responsibilities.

 

Mark 10:45 (NIV) – For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

 

The surest way to kill momentum is when you become self-serving:

Selecting how and when you will serve.
To think you do God and the ministry a favor because you do something for Him.
When you seek acknowledgement for what you do.

 

1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) – Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.

 

When it comes to your life, how much momentum do you have?

You know you have momentum when you are living:

Relentless (non-stop; persistent)
Steadfast (loyal; faithful)
Determined (firm; set)
Unwavering (tireless; unshakeable)
Unshaken (not disturbed)
Constant God-pleasing life (ceaseless)

 

Galatians 6:9 (Amp) “And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.”

 

The power of momentum.

Momentum:  The strength or force that something has when it is moving. God moves with the movers, He does not sit with the sitters

There are no idle disciples in God’s Kingdom.

Momentum is never an accident – it’s by choice, commitments, priorities, and servanthood.

A life of momentum is blessed.

 

Psalm 128:1 (Amp) – Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is everyone who fears, reveres and worships the Lord, who walks in His ways and lives according to His commandments.

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