It was a Sunday night, January of 2017.
I came home from church with my family, unsettled.
I had knots in my stomach. And it wasn't that oh-man-the-weekend-is-over-and-I-have-to-go-to-work-tomorrow type of feeling. It was more like remorse. A feeling that something was missing. I was bothered in my spirit and I felt God wanted to get my attention.
Thoughts ran through my mind. What am I living for? What will I leave behind? What example am I setting for Levy and Seth (my sons)? Why am I led by my flesh and not the Spirit? How can I love Daniela (my wife) like Christ loved the church?
And so on, and so on...
What stuck out was a sense that I wasn't leading my family the way God wanted me to. I wasn't intentional about building a consistent altar and leading them in worship and the study of God's Word. What followed was a personal challenge to lead them in the presence of God for 7 straight days. This was the start of Altarpreneur. I began studying the 'altar' in-depth and and have done so ever since. I learned that if the altar is not a PRIORITY, it will not become a PRACTICE, and if it doesn't become a practice I will never experience the POWER of the altar.
Our family motto, Keep the fire burning, is not just a motto. It is a lifestyle and a command based on the Word of God from Leviticus 6:13, 'The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.' (You can learn more about our story by watching this message on The Priority of the Altar).
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