Life Lessons | Week 2 | Live By Design not Default

We want to live by design not default

Job 7:6
My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.

Job 9:25
“My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy.

BIG IDEA: God wants us to live by design not default.

God designed our brains for joy & rest.

  • Joyful Journey, Listening to Immanuel by Wilder, Kang, Loppnow & Loppnow

  • Life Model Works Ministry

God designed us to be in relationship with him & Others

John 14:27

Psalms 34:4-5

John 14:15
“If you love me, keep my commands.

1 Samuel 15:22
But Samuel replied:“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

God designed us to serve/work diligently  

Ephesians 2:10

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Proverbs 16:3
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. 

We want to trust God with everything as if it completely depends on him then work diligently as if it completely depends on us.


Daily Prayer of Dedication 

Father, I worship you today as the One True God. You are the Creator and Sustainer of all things. I intentionally offer my body, soul, and spirit to you today. Please receive today’s life expression as an offering of thanksgiving, praise, and honor to you. Lord, I ask you to lead, guide, direct, and protect me as I walk out this day. Please quicken my eyes to see and my ears to hear what you are showing and saying to me. Cleanse me and rearrange any part of my being that does not align with your purposes. Mold the intentions of my heart, my thoughts, my words, and my deeds to become more like yours. Please forgive me for any and all sins of rebellion and defilement to myself or my family line. I release to the cross all offenses, resentments, bitterness, and grudges I carry within me. God, you are completely trustworthy. I repent for times I have responded in unbelief. Thank you for your forgiveness. Thank you also for your mercy that is new every morning. I admit my weaknesses to you today: physical, emotional, and spiritual. I need you Lord. I now gladly receive your grace, your immeasurable power, to walk out this day.

Laurie Weaver