Hello! Thank you for signing up for or thinking about signing up for my project For the Strength of All. This what I’m calling the “initiation post”. There will be one at the start of each segment, and it will explain what is going on and how everything will work. If you need help signing up, go here.
The structure of For the Strength of All is that we’ll commit to living one section of For the Strength of Youth at a time for three weeks. This segment’s topic is Dating. However, unlike most other segments, this one will be 2 weeks long instead of 3. Partly that is because the project started a week after new year and we need to make that time up somewhere, and partly (ok, mostly) because that lines up perfectly with Valentine’s Day, so you’ll be able have a specific date in mind for the end (excuse the pun 🙂 ). It is highly advised that you read the For the Strength of Youth section on Dating before continuing. If you do not have a physical copy of For the Strength of Youth, you can read the section here.
Read the following statement out loud to make your commitment:
I, ____________________, commit to living the Lord’s standards for Dating word for word as written in For the Strength of Youth until February 15, 2015.
If you are confused about what exactly you are committing to or simply would like some ideas of how to do it better, this post has suggestions of what it means to commit to living the Lord’s standards for Dating.
Those who are signed up will be sent the commitment every day for the next two weeks. It will only take a moment of your time to read it. You are also encouraged to read the extra information that will often be underneath the main commitment. The extra information is there to help you understand the commitment and live it to its fullest. The point of these short segments is to help you nail the principle so well and lift yourself so high that at the end of the allotted time, when you go back to living your life like normal, you won’t fall quite as far. You will have improved, bettered, magnified yourself.
The daily reminders will be posted on the website ForTheStrengthOfAll.com, and you can find previous reminders here. Being subscribed will allow the computer to automatically forward all new posts directly to your account the moment they are posted. Because you cannot receive the daily reminders until you have activated your subscription, make sure that you check your email and confirm your subscription when you sign up for the first time. After that, the daily reminders will be sent every morning automatically.
I strongly suggest writing down your commitment and saying it out loud to help you focus on it. If you want to do better, bring your family and friends into it. Support each other and use this as an opportunity to grow closer and stronger.
Above all, remember that God is always with you, and that He is always there to help you when you are in need. The purpose of making this commitment is to heed Jesus’ request to come unto Him. By living a Christ-like life, we show Him that we love Him. As we make this commitment, may we have His strength and guidance to do as He wishes.