We sit outside together on a warm summer night, gathered around a table on a front porch in Maine. Must Love God’s founder, Kristi, is chatting with us about her vision for the site. We brainstorm, plan, and pray over where to go and what to do here in our corner of the web. Where is God leading us? The four elements of Must Love God are essential… spiritual, physical, mental, & emotional wellness. What if we take a full month and focus on each element for a week at a time, each week building on the last? 4 weeks, 4 elements. Resetting our life for Him. A series is born.
Welcome to the 4×4 Reset at Must Love God!
Whether you’re just starting out on your walk with Him, or you’ve been solidly on your faith journey with Him for years, it’s always good to take some time out and refocus our lives and priorities… to reset our lives for Him.
We’ve created this 4×4 Reset series to do exactly that.
We love this verse in Nehemiah 6:3: ”I am doing a great work and I cannot come down.” That’s exactly how we hope you’ll approach this 4×4 Reset. You are doing a great work, and you cannot come down! We’re building a wall here, just like Nehemiah, putting our priorities in order, brick by brick. We must build a firm foundation for our lives so that we can go out and do the work God has planned for us. Take care of yourself spiritually, those are the first bricks in your firm foundation. Next, physical wellness enables your body to actually DO the work God has planned for you. Mental and emotional wellness are absolutely essential to your wellness and ability to do God’s work too. Don’t ignore any of these elements. They all matter. Don’t give up. Remember: “I am doing a great work [for Him!] and I cannot come down.”
We’ve spent a lot of time praying for the messages and writers God wants us to share with you, and we’re really excited to introduce this series to you!
Week 1 is our Spiritual week. We’ll focus our Spiritual Reset by creating a Firm Foundation from which to approach our lives. Week 2 will be our Physical week. We’ll continue to work on our spiritual firm foundation while adding in the physcial reset our lives need, focusing on becoming stronger than we were yesterday, and running the race set out before us. Week 3 is our Mental week. Again building upon weeks 1& 2, and adding in a mental renewing of our minds, getting off auto-pilot, and remembering that ALL we do is for the Glory of God. Finally, week 4 is focused on our Emotional lives, with all four elements working together.
Each week there will be daily posts from one of our 4×4 Reset writers (much, much shorter than this intro, we promise!). We’ll include for you a scripture to Read, a motivator- photos, songs, and youTube videos to See) and a challenge /call to action for you to Do that day. We call these three elements of our 4×4 Reset posts “Read it” “See it” and “Do it”. We know that some of these will be easy, and some might be more difficult, but we encourage you, no matter where you are on your own journey, to at least try each Read It, See It, Do It. They are the heart and soul of this 4×4 Reset. You won’t get as much out of it if you skip them or only pick and choose the ones that feel comfortable. God wants ALL of you. Do your best to give each one a real try.
We also want to know: How can we pray for you? We are participating along with you on the reset. Know you’re not in this alone!! Leave a comment, or email us and we’ll get our team praying for you!
Finally, we’ll introduce a tracking sheet tomorrow to help you track your progress and build your own wall, brick by brick. We’ll also have a 4×4 TOOLBOX set up for you, so if you miss a post, there will be links available for you. The best way to not miss a thing is to:
Subscribe Via Email (the form is in the top right sidebar)
More ways to connect:
Are you part of the MLG community online on facebook? If not, you should be!!! We want to connect with you!! We will be engaging daily on the community facebook page (no worries, it’s private)!!!
Tweet with hashtag #4x4Reset and add that tag to any pictures posted on Instagram. Shout out daily goals, ask for prayers, and get support from others in the community!!!
Found something that would be encouraging to others? Pin it!! Add the tag #4x4reset and we’ll add it to the MLG pinterest board. Do you follow the MLG pinterest board? If not, follow us here:
must-love-god-community-board/ . We’re also starting a special MLG #4x4Reset board too… Follow both!