Thursday, April 24, 2014

3 Simple Steps.

Why is it that those words, "3 Simple Steps" make us feel so much better.  Somehow knowing that there are three simple steps to anything, makes us much more likely to try it!   

It has been a while since I have posted on this blog and during that time I have been working on my healthy eating habits from the Made To Crave Action Plan Bible Study by Lysa TerKeurst with Proverbs 31 ministries. Now I am on a healthy eating plan, working on increasing my exercise and working through the book "Living So That" by Wendy Blight with the Online Bible Study of Proverbs 31 ministries. 

So day's question is: 3 Simple Steps that combat the flesh and feed the spirit?

I came up with a variation on the theme of the old "Stop, Look and Listen" 

1. Stop- take time every day to spend time in the study of God's Word and Prayer. It is far too easy to be distracted by the things of this world, Computers, Smart Phones, Television, Families, they all compete with each other for our time. God does not...he waits for us to come to him. Make time to stop and spend time with him. 

2.Look - Take some time to search in the scriptures for your special message from God for that day.  Sometimes I use a devotion book to guide my study, sometimes I explore something that God puts on my heart.  You can look at a verse 5 times in a week and find something new that speaks to you each day. But don't just stop at your Bible. Look around you...look for the things that God is doing in the world around you.. If you take the time to look, you will find him...then join Him there.

3. Listen - This seems self explanatory but I would encourage you to spend intention time in your prayer time not only giving God your petitions and thanksgiving but also still yourself so that you can hear that small still voice when it speaks to your heart.  

I can't say that I have ever heard a booming voice from the sky, but I have "heard" a thought in my head that I know came from him.  

Stop-Look-Listen.....the best way I know to combat the flesh and feed the spirit! (It is also helpful before crossing the street) 


  1. I love it! Seeing those 3 lights will now be a trigger for me to stop, think of a verse, & ask God to help me listen to what He wants me to receive. Awesome. Thanks Shelley.

  2. Love your message I am also a pastir's wife in a rural area and some days are harder than others. If you would like to email me at for sharing time that would be great! Blessings to you

  3. I love it! Great trigger ... plus can share this with my kids so they have an easy trigger too! Thanks.

  4. Wow! Love how you used Stop, Look and Listen and brought it to life in helping us combat the flesh and feed the Spirit. You say you are an aspiring writer, girl you have clearly (at least to me) been called and equipped by God. I look forward to reading more from your viewpoint in the very near future!

  5. I love the stop, look and listen. I need to be reminded of this often. How is "made to crave" helping? Would it be a good ladies bible study?