Neale Donald Walsch said “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” That statement seems to be more true today than at any other time in human history. With our faces buried in our phones, consuming a mental diet of electronic brainwashing and manipulation, we can get quite comfortable with our little spot in the world. After all, there isn’t much thinking needed to live a comfortable life. We are told what to think, what to watch, what’s “trending”, even what to eat. …
It is important to know the difference between permanent failure and temporary failure. Most people never make that distinction. They allow the normal setbacks, that are designed and allowed into our lives to push us along and make us grow, to become life altering and destroying events. They allow these things to sap their energy, and destroy their dreams. They allow bitterness and resentment into their lives. …
With all of the different choices in food, it is sometimes very difficult to make proper choices. Consistently making poor choices in this area of life is much more destructive to your overall health and well-being than you may have ever realized. …
Right now, all across our country and world, people are recognizing the signs of change. What this change is going to bring about in the form of societal shifts and government functions is really anyone’s guess. There are people who consider themselves “experts” and these people are telling others exactly what is going to go down; how it’s going to happen and when it’s going to occur. DON’T Listen to these predictions! No one knows the answer to these questions. Anyone who claims to know this information is usually trying to sell you something in the next sentence. …
Romans 12:1-2 says: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:1-2 NIV)
In another version it says: “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” (Romans 12:1-2 MSG)
The One Acre Homestead is a living classroom designed to teach you a better way to live.
We learn to walk by the time we are one; we learn to ride a bike by the time we’re six, about the same time we are starting school. We learn to drive by the time we are sixteen. We get married, have kids and then retire. We do this without learning about success. I’m talking about real success. Some of us may have learned society’s version of success and that is precisely why most people are unhappy and unfulfilled. Of true success, we know very little or even nothing.
The One Acre Homestead is designed to teach you to live beyond your comfort zone; to stop living paycheck to paycheck. You will learn to stop working a job you hate to buy things you don’t really want or need to impress people you don’t like.
Learn to live with God and He make 2 immediate changes in your life:
He will meet all of your needs. Philippians 4:19 (NIV) says: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
He will change your desires to match His. Psalm 37:4 (NIV) says ”Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
He does expect you to do your part. You will need to work hard. Working towards a self sufficient lifestyle isn’t suited to someone with little self discipline. You will also need faith. You must have the faith that believes the promises of God are true.
Living the One Acre Homestead lifestyle will lead to many exciting changes in your life. You will have:
Independence. You will break free from society’s stranglehold on your happiness, peace and joy.
Health. You will become healthier as you do the work necessary to live this lifestyle.
Preparation. You will expect the best but be prepared for the worst.
Wisdom. You will have a clarity of mind that you have never experienced before.
Spiritual Growth. You were not created to be sitting in a cubicle all day.
Glory to God. You will show a lost world how God works in your life if you let Him.
As the social, economic and political structures that have controlled our lives for so long seem to be crumbling all around us, take heart. There is a better way. God’s way: Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV): Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
The time to live the life God intended for you is now. Don’t put it off for another moment. Break the chains of the past as you build a bridge to the future. You will see that God truly does for us what we can’t do for ourselves if we let him.
Join me as I begin the journey of a lifetime on The One Acre Homestead because maybe everything you have ever believed doesn’t actually matter to what is truly real.
As we begin our journey, I would like to share with you my personal experiences with success as the world and popular society defines it and what I have come to know as true, lasting and real success. My journey began, like everyone else, as a child. It’s when we are young and impressionable that our beliefs, attitudes and behaviors are formed. They affect the rest of our lives, and for many people, it is never realized that they may develop these characteristics in an atmosphere that isn’t or wasn’t supportive of real success. …
It is your responsibility to take care of your health. No one else is going to do it; so don’t expect them to. Whether you just ran the Boston Marathon and only need a gentle reminder or you haven’t moved off the couch or eaten a green bean in years, let’s go through this principle together. When I was in the planning stages of this program, I struggled with including a section on physical health. There are many people out there who ignore health and instead, are focusing on so many less important things. Just taking a look at the state of many people today would tell you that we, as a society, do not place enough importance on health and physical well-being. I finally decided to include this principle because I believe that the state of your overall life is absolutely dependent on your physical health. …
When people think about the topic of generosity what usually comes to mind is money. More specifically, their money and what they need to give away. Generosity certainly includes money and how much of your money you give away to help others. That is only a small part of generosity though.
Yes, generosity is much more than giving away money. Generosity is about time, talent, knowledge, wisdom, faith and just about anything else that you may possess. In fact, you are very unlikely to become financially successful unless you learn to be generous in all areas of your life. …