Common Sense Reborn Daily Devotion

“I Have A Dream”

January 20

1After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.  2There he was transfigured before them.  His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.  3Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.  (Matthew 17:1-3)

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Whether you have the day off from work or not, I hope you take a moment to take pause and reflect on the man that America celebrates on this hallowed holiday.  The Reverend, Doctor, Brother of love and peace, MLK, was a man after God’s own heart.  In a time when the country he loved did not love him, MLK stood up and sought to transfigure the face of this nation.  That is why I referenced the verses above. MLK was a man who lived a life worthy of standing on the same mountain as Jesus and being visited by prophets of old.  You can be sure that on the day hate assassinated this great man, Jesus, Moses, Elijah, Peter, all the Saints and Apostles; they were all waiting to welcome MLK home in heaven.

Each day this week I will be focusing on this legendary man.  He needs more than a day for us to celebrate him and what he stood for in America.  MLK was a world changer.  What’s holding you back from living a legendary life?  Shouldn’t that be a goal for all of us?  To live a life so earth shattering that an entire country celebrates your legacy!  What can you do in your current occupation to become a lasting legend?

Reading plan:  Matthew Chapter 18

Deeper reading plan:  watch the “I Have a Dream” speech in its entirety today.

Prayer and meditation:  continue to pray for your request from day 1 and ask God to help make this year the year you work toward being a world changer.

Fitness challenge:  Week four of our 7×14 (7 exercises, 14 reps each) challenge.  We’re still only doing two sets, but today focus on slow repetitions.

1.  Standard push-up                2.  Sit-up or crunches

3.  Air squats                                4.  Hand-release push-up

5.  Leg lifts                                    6.  Lunges (14-each leg)

7.  4-count flutter kick

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