People God uses significantly often spend time in the desert, but they don’t stay there.

                The desert is a place that we die.

                It is also the place new life is birthed.

                                Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:18-19

                If you are willing to pay the price, the person you become won’t recognize the person you are now, once you get to the point of becoming that new person. When you get there, you’ll do more for your current world, helping others find who they are to become in Christ too.

                                “If you read history you find the Christians who did the most for this present world were precisely those who thought most of the next.” – C. S. Lewis

                Think most of what matters.

                Think less of what doesn’t.

                For change to occur, there will be a cost, and there is a price.

                It’s paid when no one is looking.

                Without much private discipline in the mastery of noise, there is little public reward in piercing it. We need to follow Jesus back to how we should best live with clarity.

                Let’s get back to the sword. Let’s be people of the blade, God’s Word. Through His Word we fall in love with Him more, and because of this we love more.

                Can you feel it? Change is in the forecast – a 100 percent chance of the Son shining upon you. Walk into the light, out from the noise found in the shadows.

                Change takes place when stress is placed upon the target, and it begins with something stirring in your heart. For this internal shift to continue, you must begin to master the noise by journeying to become a Static Jedi – a form of disciple and sensei that masters the noise that exists in many shapes and consumes your time, your real life, and your ability to hear God.

                So let’s begin – today.

                For you, greater things await.

The following has been an excerpt from Eric Samuel Timm's book Static Jedi. Purchase your copy today.

Eric Samuel Timm is a communicator, an author, artist, and the founder of the ministry No One Underground and the nonprofit Painting Hope. As he speaks and paints, Eric captivates his audiences with his unique teaching style and unforgettable live art performances. He is highly sought after for his ability to creatively and relevantly present messages from God's Word in challenging and traditional environments.

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