Getting Started With The Someday Plan
I’m glad you’re here. Most won’t stay (The Someday Plan takes a little work), but if you add just a few simple steps to your daily routine, you will get results.
That’s a big “if,” though … most people won’t invest the time to get going … and nothing I say is going to fix that. Many think “routine” is a bad word. I’ve found steadiness to be a good thing. My routine helps me remember who I am and recall what is most important to my life and day. My routine helps keep me on the right path. The fewer things I need to wonder “Should I or shouldn’t I?” about the better.
Bottom line: If you are a believer, and if you are called to a deeper experience and better idea of what being a disciple is all about … The Someday Plan will be valuable to you. If you are not a believer, you will likely think these ideas are ridiculous. And if you are happy with where you are now, you won’t make the effort. This is about spiritual formation. It’s about consciously being a disciple – a serious student – and finding your place in The Kingdom of God.
Many simply don’t see the need to put in the effort or think themselves too far out of school to learn something new now. Don’t worry. This is an old story, not a new one, and it’s simple to grasp. Just try.
The Someday Plan Warm-up Drill
Abraham, Moses, Samuel, and Isaiah, all responded with the same word when God had their attention. Abraham ready to do the unbearable, Moses hearing a voice call to him from a burning bush, Samuel as a boy in The Temple … and Isaiah volunteering to serve The Lord:
Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!'”Isaiah 6:8 nasb
The Hebrew word translated “Here I am” is “Hineni” (hee-nay-nee).
[Note: In every version of The Someday Plan and The Deep, the abolute first action is to use a simple system to get your mind ready for Hineni. The word “warm-up” here is a bit of a misnomer.]
To get warmed up for the deep-dive discipleship training coming in The Someday Plan begin using the Hineni concept to Stop and put yourself in front of your Creator daily. Multiple times each day. Stop. Get present. Be there. Pray.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying Hineni is a magic word. It’s an expression of being present. When you say “Hineni” or “Here I am,” in the way we approach it in The Someday Plan, you’re saying this:
Here I am, Lord
- Just as I am
- I am present to You
- I am listening
When you consciously stop and listen to your Creator, amazing things can happen.
Try it. I call it the “Hineni Principle.”
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