Are you struggling to become a godly person? Are you trying to take on too much at one time?
The encouraging truth is that even the very first tiny baby step toward godliness is a big step. While you are looking to the great changes you would love to see over the long haul, don't forget that godliness begins with the very ordinary transactions that take place in your heart on a moment-by-moment basis.
This message is a very practical guide to how you can start this lifelong journey, with a tiny step. Then another. Then another. Until you one day look back and stand amazed at what God has brought about in your life and in the lives of others through this entry-level encouragement.
I have also uploaded a chart that you can keep in your mind to help you think through these principles graphically. Start with this and be blessed in your struggle.
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