The Brotherhood – Part 154


The Brotherhood of the Second Cross was established on Father’s Day 2005 where 160 men stood before their wives and children to pledge themselves to purity, self-sacrifice, loyalty, and excellence. Today, hundreds more have joined the commitment.


What if your best isn’t good enough?In our Brotherhood, the fourth and final commitment we make is to EXCELLENCE for ourselves. While we commit to PURITY, SELF-SACRIFICE, and LOYALTY for others in our lives, only we hold ourselves accountable for this final choice. We want to be our best in every thing we do so that we can live with the satisfaction that only a pursuit of such effort can bring.

But what if it’s not enough?

Truth is, there are many moments that exceed our capacity. We don’t have answers, we lack the strength, we can’t solve the problem no matter how hard we try. That’s why a real man knows He needs the One who is always greater than the task. A strong man knows He needs God to guide and strengthen His life and to step into moments that are too large to conquer alone.

Such need produces both humility and worship. When you know your life requires God, there is little room to claim top spot on the mountain. That place belongs solely to One who is worthy of worship and immense gratitude for the many ways He steps into our lives to add His strength to our challenges.

Real men know they aren’t self-made. While they can take pride in the work of their hands and the love of their hearts, they are clearly aware that only God can truly take on all challengers. He is the Source of real strength. He is the One who has put power in purity. He is the true Great One, and we are at our best when worshipping Him with lives of service.

Our strength is not solely found in ourselves, nor is it discovered in the numbers of our bond as brothers. For the life power that never runs dry resides in the One who formed us from the dust and launched us into a journey of demonstrating His goodness and glory.

Real men know this…


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