Prompted by prolific author Zig Ziglar, Neil Kennedy made it a habit to read the book of Proverbs on a regular basis for more than three years before he became a believer in Jesus Christ.
It's a daily discipline that Kennedy, who grew up in a home riddled with drug addiction, alcoholism and adultery, says revolutionized his life. The author of several books to help men become what God designed them for, Kennedy says that discipline can do the same for you, too.
"Reading Proverbs on a daily basis was what actually led me to come to faith in Christ," says Kennedy, whose daily devotional, "The Daily Champion," is read by more than 200,000 men each month. "It began to put a pattern in my life to give me wisdom and insight and lead me to a prudent life. After reading Proverbs regularly, all of a sudden everything began to change for me, and God began to direct my steps."
Kennedy, who has spent more than 25 years doing kingdom work, says his website, fivestarman.com, was birthed in 2008 out of a word of knowledge he received from God to "build a movement to resurrect authentic manhood."
"He didn't tell me to build a ministry; he told me to build a movement," Kennedy told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of "Greenelines" on the Charisma Podcast Network. "He said to focus on men's purposes, and men will cast off what constrains them. I learned years ago that anytime I think I hear something from the Lord, I need to write it down. That's what I did."
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