1% Closer To God

In 2010, Dave Brailsford was the new General Manager and Performance Director for Team Sky (Great Britain’s professional cycling team). His goal? Create the first ever British team to win the Tour de France.  Big goal - but how?

He believes in a concept called “aggregation of marginal gains.” Or in other words, improve every area (here as it related to cycling) by just 1 percent.  The belief that small gains would add up to remarkable improvement.

It worked. In 2012, the team won the Tour de France. They won 70 percent of the gold medals available at the Olympic Games that year and then repeated their Tour de France win in 2013.

So how do you get closer to God?  1% at a time.

Here is a three-step process that you can employ right now.
#1 - Sign up for my daily devotionals.  Start your day off right.  (It takes about 5 minutes a day to read.  That's .4% of your day.)

#2 - Go to church soon.  Just once!  Don't go looking for a reason to leave.  Go to find a reason to stay.  If you go to church already, are you part of a small group?  If not, join one soon! (The average service is one hour and thirty minutes.  That's 1.8% of your week.)

#3 - Read the Bible.  I know that sounds like a lot but try this.  Find a version that you identify with, then read a chapter or two a day.  Reading the Bible isn't a sprint; it's a marathon.  You can find some great tools to help you here.  (People read at various speeds.  But on average a couple of chapters should take 5 - 10 minutes.  That's about 1% of your day.  But if now you can listen to the Bible for free.  There are some great apps out there that you can use.)

James 4:8  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you ...

Each one of these things in and of themselves may not get you closer to God - but together they will make a difference.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to get 1% closer to you today, tomorrow and every day from now on.  AMEN!

P.S.  Do me a favor and check out the rest of my website.  There are some new features I have added on for your benefit.  Also, check back from time to time as I will be offering new ideas and opportunities.