These past 21 days the book of Matthew has become a strong tower in my life. I have come to have appreciation for Matthew, formerly known as Levi, the tax collector. Last week an auditor came to inspect the NBC books regarding employee benefits. Gail our accountant has a perfect 45 year history with NBC finances, yet I still had to consciously decide to like this man. I say this to show how people must have disliked Levi; yet Jesus chose an “unlikely to be one for his leaders.” This gives me confidence and courage to follow the MASTER knowing He chose me; one of the unlikely ones.
21 has too many lessons to digest; it will take six study sessions just to assimilate the powerful messages. It is a ruggedly tough chapter. This is where the reality of Christ’s life on earth hits home. I plan to apply the magic of six to this chapter……
-THE MAGIC OF SIX-
Introduction to the Magic of Six: Many years ago a brilliant world leader told us it takes six times to experience a truth before it becomes your reality. Being very poor at the time it was a major investment to purchase 26 high powered messages given by world class leaders. These were my only cassette tapes so I listened to them to the point I could recite the speakers next sentence. At an early age in my career I learned the “magic of six”. It takes six asks to make a sale. It takes six asks to get the best woman in the world to say, “I will.” Yes, indeed, in any worthy endeavor it often takes six fall downs to win the prize.
Numbers have special significance. 3 is perfect unity expressed so clearly in the Holy Trinity, Father, Son, Holy Spirit and Holy Family, Father, Mother, Child.
Number 6 has a unique place in the learning process. Watch the same movie, book or repetitive athletic skill 6 times and it becomes YOURS; All YOURS.
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