SC 191: August CMOW – The Do’s versus the Don’t’s

This week on the podcast, it’s time to finish out August with our eighth CMOW episode of the year! Join Andrew as he looks back at what we’ve been discussing this month with our theme of Biblical Meditation, a look at having “the mindset of do’s” versus “the mindset of don’t’s”–and whether we’re focusing (meditating) on what calls us *to* do, or fixating on avoiding what He commands us *not* to. We’ll also reveal our challenge for the month of September…and was that a hint about a giveaway?! All that and more, on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!


CMOW Episode:

(Hosted by Andrew)

For more information about Courageous Men of the Word (CMOW), check out their website at CMOW.net!

References in this episode:

  • Philippians 4:4-8
  • Ephesians 4:15
  • Our ScriptureFocus (and VersePic!) verse for this month: Psalm 1:1-2

The September Challenge!

For September, we’ll be switching gears a bit to a very different kind of challenge…one that will likely take us all out of our “comfort zones” a little! But that said, it’s something we’re all commanded to do: share the good news, the Gospel, with others!

So here’s this month’s Challenge: Look for opportunities to be a witness to others, and act on them!

Witnessing isn’t necessarily leading someone in the “sinners prayer”—it’s also sharing (through words *and* actions) the love of God with others in practical ways. Take this month as an opportunity to get in the habit of praying for the people you meet as you go about your everyday life, and ask God to give you a heart of love for them as He does, and for a chance to share that love. Then, be on the lookout for opportunities for answers to that prayer!

As always with our challenges, our goal with this challenge is to use it as a foundation for building a habit we don’t want to be just “checking it off” to get it out of the way—because of anything we can do, sharing what God has done in our lives with others is among the most important. Also, we didn’t set a specific number or any hard-fast goal for this month, because we absolutely have to rely on God’s leading in this area! We hope you’ll join us as we seek to share the good news of God’s love and salvation with others.

Be sure and check out our challenges page for more information!


Don’t forget our VersePic of the Month!

Psalm 1:1-2 Phone
Psalm 1:1-2 Phone

Click or tap the image to download. For the tablet version and past VersePics, check out our VersePics page.

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