GIVEAWAY! Motivation Monday – Jeremy Camp

By August 22, 2010General

Jeremy Camp Photo Motivation Monday GiveawayToday is Motivation Monday! Tell us in the comments if you’ve taken action and get a chance to win today’s giveaway which is a copy of Jeremy Camp’s new album We Cry Out!

We Cry Out is a worship project featuring songs co-written with Jeremy and worship leaders Jon Egan, Brenton Brown, Matt Maher and Reuben Morgan. Co-produced once again with Camp and award-winning producer Brown Bannister, We Cry Out: The Worship Project features worship favorites like “Overcome,” “Jesus Saves,” “Mighty To Save,” and “You Never Let Go.”

Get all the details at the end of the post and find out who won last week’s prize.

A New Morning Song

Ok, so this song isn’t on the new album, but I just had to share it with you. I have always loved this song. Jeremy sings it well. Such great morning inspiration.

Motivation Monday Details

For those of you who are new, here’s how Motivation Monday works:
Anyone who takes some sort of action can enter to win. Your action might be:

  • getting up early, reading your Bible
  • going on a date with your kids
  • creating a mission statement
  • exercising
  • creating a meal plan
  • Writing a goal

It can be any action that improves who you are as a believer or a mother.

How To Enter

To enter the giveaway, you would do one (or all) of these:
1. Leave a comment and say, “I took action this week!”
2. Leave another comment telling us what action you took.
3. Follow @Inspired2Action on Twitter or Facebook and tell us there about the action you took.
4. Blog about your action and share the link below.

Last Week’s Winner
According to Random.org, last week’s winners of The Rizers cd are Kim, Leslie and Reba! You all should have an email from me in your inbox. Congratulations!

Action Begets Action

Why do I want you to Twitter, Facebook, Blog or Comment about the actions you taken in the past couple of weeks? …because action begets action. The things you’ve done WILL inspire others. And, well, that’s kind of what this blog is all about.

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117 Comments

  • Avatar Tiff says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Tiff says:

    I’m back on the gratitude journaling wagon… It makes such a huge difference in my outlook! And I’m going to bed earlier. Tonight it’s 11:00, and I’m working my way back gradually so getting up will be easier!

  • Avatar Christine says:

    I set goals this week and am working on them!

  • Avatar Kathy in IN says:

    I took action.

  • Avatar Kathy in IN says:

    I got up early this morning, even though my exercise partner is gone on vacation!! This is pretty huge for me!

  • Avatar Heather says:

    I took action!

  • Avatar Heather says:

    I got up early! I am in the process of Maximizing My Mornings! This week I am going to work through the Mission statement ebook! I copied yours, and I love it – it’s great! But, I would like to make my own… but again, yours was great… so that is my goal this week, to make my own mission statement!

  • I made a daily schedule for myself to help maximize my time.

  • Avatar jamie says:

    I cleaned out and organized my kitchen cupboards this week! And did a proper grocery shop… I have plans to do my meal plan today!

  • Avatar Jan says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Jan says:

    I printed off both the prayers calendars for my children and husband and have been purposely praying for them.

    Thanks for the calendars by the way.

  • Avatar stephanie says:

    I took action this week…. by getting up at 5:30 to read and pray AND I got a rough draft of my mission statement accomplished before the baby woke up! Woot-Woot!!

  • Avatar Emily says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Lisa H says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Emily says:

    My oldest has started Kindergarten, and I’ve had to be even more organized in the mornings. Getting up early to be completely ready before the kids wake up starts my morning off on such a better foot than waking up when they do. I’m getting lots accomplished in those early hours.

  • Avatar Lisa H says:

    I got up early and ran…then spent some time with the Lord!

  • Avatar Beth West says:

    I took action! I exercised almost an hour a day for 5 days. This week I’m planning to begin taking steps to start the “No “S” Diet”. My first step to that will be tapering off of sugar. Yikes!

  • Avatar Heather says:

    I took action this week!!

  • Avatar Darla says:

    I have your prayer calendars printed off and have been using them a couple of months, i have been using memverse the website to practice memory verses, and today when i got up i put on my workout clothes right away so i could get started exercising after my devotion
    thanks for your ecouragement/motiviation !! my daily routines are improving 🙂

  • Avatar Heather says:

    My action this past week was to journal daily, making sure I turn any negativity into a positive… had a rough week – so I had to make sure I was trying my best to stay positive so my negativity didn’t run off onto anyone else 😉

    Goal for this week: Walk to the bus stop with little man, instead of driving, with the dog – at least three days this week! One day down!!

  • Avatar Amy says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar amy says:

    I got up early and spent time with the Lord!

  • Avatar Carrie K says:

    I have my meal plan done for the week and got up early!

  • I took action this morning!

  • A few years ago, I’d gotten in the habit of getting up to read my Bible whenever I woke between 6-7am. I figured if God let me sleep in, I must need the sleep more than the quiet time. And almost every morning, I was awake by 6:15, without an alarm. But then I started staying up later. And waking, seeing the time, and refusing to get up. And then I stopped waking up before 7am altogether.
    Last night, I finished the day by asking God to wake me and telling Him I would get up (even though I’d stayed up til after 11pm and then didn’t actually fall asleep til after midnight).
    At 6:38, I opened an eye long enough to see the clock, inwardly groaned when I realized what I’d done and what that meant, but said a quick morning prayer, got up, and went straight to my reading chair with my Bible and journal.
    SUCH A SWEET TIME! And first kid didn’t wake up til about half hour into things — and quietly played until I was done! Inspires me to get up again tomorrow when my “Almighty Alarm” wakes me. And to go to bed earlier today! : )

    P.S. Darla, great reminder to put on workout clothes right away! I loved reading everyone else’s actions too! Thanks! Now I better go tidy up the house before my aunt arrives to visit!!!

  • Avatar Ruth Hill says:

    I took action this morning!

  • Avatar Ruth Hill says:

    I planned out meals for the week, and I will stick to it. I involved my daughter’s interests in the meal plan.

  • Avatar Danielle says:

    I have been getting up at 5:30 each morning to spend time with God and exercise!

  • Avatar maggie says:

    I’m planning my weekly schedule out and assigning things for each day! What a difference. I also started reading my Bible, again:) It helps having accountability

  • Avatar Angie says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Angie says:

    I had a reality check this week and was disappointed by something my husband did. This lead to great irritation and resentment. I realized that my feelings were being overcome by my faith. In order for me to overcome this I opened my Bible and read Psalm 25. With each verse I soon could feel a good attitude. Each morning I have read Psalm 25 and cannot believe the transition that has taken place in my heart. What God was doing was something my faith could not see. All in all, I began to think more rationally instead of being consumed by the world’s view of things.

  • Avatar Joyful Mama says:

    A month ago I started taking my shower at night, since mornings are just too hectic around here, which sometimes left me in pyjamas until after 9am before I could get a chance to shower. It is working out great! In the mornings I just splash my face and brush my teeth and I am dressed and ready to go before my husband leaves for work! Plus, we are in the dead of winter here in South Africa, and crawling into bed still glowing from the shower, makes for a lovely warm night’s sleep!

  • Avatar Jessica says:

    I took action this week

  • Avatar Jessica says:

    I was getting up early at 5:30 and working out and reading my bible but then we went out of town and I fell off that routine and have had a hard time getting back to it. So this week I took your advice to take baby steps so I got up 15 minutes earlier to read my bible and I will keep increasing by 15 minutes each week. I’m also working on developing my night routine so it’s easier to get out of bed in the morning.

  • Avatar Beth says:

    I took action this week

  • Avatar Beth says:

    I made a meal plan and it made a big difference!

  • Avatar Jennifer says:

    I took action this week

  • Avatar Jennifer says:

    I got up early and wrote down some personal goals

  • Avatar Alice H says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Alice H says:

    I have been getting up early and reading the Word

  • Avatar Natalie says:

    O.k., heading to iTunes now to download that song and add it to my quiet time playlist- thank you!!!

  • Avatar Adella says:

    I took action! I got up early and read my Bible! Yahoo.

  • Avatar Natalie says:

    I sorted through mounds of paperwork today- discarding, filing and compiling a to do folder. Put an action on each day of this week to do all the things left in the to do folder.

  • Avatar Patty r. says:

    I am taking action this week!!!!

  • Avatar kali says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar patty r. says:

    i am committing to exercising every day this week, even if it’s just 10 minutes of toning, i am determined to do it! Thanks, Kat, for your encouragement. I have been delaing with some significant trials in the past few weeks and your posts have helped me to be motivated.

    thankful for you,
    ~patty r.

  • Avatar kali says:

    i made a meal plan for the week yesterday and got all the groceries…here’s to cooking for the week!

  • Avatar Vicki B. says:

    My husband and I decided to actively pursue our dream of him working at home and are in the works of it now!

  • Avatar Vicki B. says:

    My husband and I are taking action this week!

  • Avatar Roberta says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Roberta says:

    I have been trying to start each day in the Word.
    Also plannind and scheduling for our school year.

  • Avatar Mandy O says:

    I started a workout program this morning! 🙂

  • Avatar Sheryl Schnare says:

    I took action this week! Working at continuing to unpack boxes from our move. It seems that every part of the process is a challenge: getting started, not getting stuck in the middle of it and finishing well!

  • Avatar Marita Reese says:

    *I took Action this Week!*

  • Avatar Krista says:

    Made my first meal plan yesterday! Could not believe how organized it made me feel– I know exactly what I’m having for dinner each day this week and I am eliminating those “I don’t feel like planning dinner today, let’s go out to eat” weak moments : ) Baby steps!

  • Avatar Marita Reese says:

    I got up at 5:30, had my Quiet Time/Prayer and Got my 3 mile walk/run in.
    Feels great to have gotten something accomplished before heading to work!

  • Avatar Stephanie says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Stephanie says:

    I got up early to pray and read my Bible. I’m not going to lie it was so very, very hard today! I struggled the whole time – really wanted to just go back to bed. But I did it! And I’m glad. 🙂

  • Avatar Ally says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Ally says:

    I updated my home planning notebook for the first time in a few months! Meal PLaning here we go!

  • Avatar Becca says:

    I set a goal this week to update the “About us” page on our website. Which as of now just has a cop out statement on it (like “page underconstruction” HA). That page is pretty much our mission statement for why we are working in Ethiopia. So I am taking action right now and writing a rough draft…and it should be up on Thursday. Now that I have written this down…I have to do it.

  • Avatar Sarah says:

    I had some precious family time this weekend – trying to make the most of our time together as my husband is not very much these days.

  • After a very sleepless weekend following my daughter’s 4 wisdom teeth being removed…I wanted nothing more than sleeping in this morning but got up and greeted the Lord…so blessed to read Ex.33: 14…that His Presence would go with me and give me rest…

  • Avatar Heidi says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Heidi says:

    I’ve been getting up early for quiet time.
    Today…I am purposing in my mind to rest in knowing I don’t have to conquer the world in one day. 🙂 I have a long list of “to-do’s” and I just need to do one thing at a time…and enjoy the process. (That is hard for this task-oriented person to do). But there is freedom in it!

  • Avatar Aubrey says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Aubrey says:

    I got up early this morning and took a short walk and then went to Starbucks for some quiet time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Avatar Grace Meyer says:

    I took action this week! I actually got to bed before midnight (amazing!), got up at 6:30 (even more amazing!!), had time with the Lord and went to the gym. :o)

  • Avatar Vanessa says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Vanessa says:

    I got organized for the start of the home-schooling year.

  • Avatar Vanessa says:

    I follow you on Facebook. 🙂

  • Avatar swanfam says:

    I ran 2 miles this morning!

  • Avatar Shawn says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Shawn says:

    My 3 year old son got a dose of rejection at the park when he was trying to make friends. He cried and told me his heart was broken. So this week I am teaching him about how to make friends and handle rejection. These are things that I’m not that great at myself.

  • Avatar Shannon says:

    Started the week off w/ a bang …

    Only hit snooze once. 😉
    Had a fabulous quiet time (thanks to my kids sleeping in later than usual – yey!).
    Got to the gym.
    Endured a horrible public tantrum by my 3yo at said gym. (Not part of the plan for the day, obviously. Ha. Sigh.)
    Meals for week are planned (and food is defrosting for tonight’s dinner).
    Laundry is washing, and kids are about to go down for naps, and I’ve got my To Do list ready for naptime, which includes getting my Mission Stmt all pretty for printing!

  • Avatar Sarah says:

    I took action this week. And it felt good!
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  • Avatar Sarah says:

    I took action this week. And it felt good!

  • Avatar Jenn says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Jenn says:

    I planned out my days last night and was up at 5 this morning. Got in some great bible time and quiet time. Feels great!

  • Avatar holly says:

    i managed to get up early 5 of 7 days. not too shabby.

  • Avatar Dawn says:

    I took ACTION this week!

  • Avatar Tiny says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Michelle L. says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Michelle L. says:

    Plan a cleaning schedule for the week,

  • Avatar Tiny says:

    I got up earlier than the kids (and didn’t just hit snooze…which is ALWAYS really tempting) and had some time to pray before they woke! Helped immensly with my attitude, the day, and well, everything!

  • Avatar Dawn says:

    God has really been placing it on my heart to become disciplined at getting up early and exercising and reading my Bible/devotionals. I am NOT a morning person and couple that with Rheumatoid Arthritis and mornings are difficult. But, this summer I’ve been trying to set up a routine…and it’s working. A vacation and an illness had distracted me from my goal, but I recently read your blog and decided I couldn’t wait any longer. Truth be told, I missed that time…maybe not the sweaty exercise part, but I missed the carved out time getting up to exercise gave me to read my Bible. Today, I jumped back on the bandwagon, so to speak. I even got up at 6:00 a.m., just so that I could exercise with my husband. 🙂 And, at 8:30, I had the kids up, dressed, and headed to a newly rebuilt park in our area. It was a wonderful morning!

  • Avatar Heather says:

    Today I took action!

  • Avatar Tiffany B says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Tiffany B says:

    I took action this week by going for morning runs and working on bible memorizing, that my mind & body may be prepared to glorify God!

  • Avatar Heather says:

    I found your blog through smallnotebook last week. I downloaded your free e-book on Saturday morning and absolutely LOVED your ideas. It has given me just the motivation I’ve needed to make the changes I’ve been wanting. So, this morning I got up at 6 AM for a morning run. I had to do what you suggested – pray myself out of bed this morning. It worked! I didn’t even push snooze. I love the time I get to think while I run. When I got back I got my husband out the door for work and read my scriptures for 20 minutes and then showered. I was ready for the day before the kids got up and it felt SO good.

    Thank you for writing your e-book and thank you for making it free. It will benefit so many people that way. It has blessed my life. Now, if I can just stay faithful and balanced. I really want to get into good habits as the kids go back to school on Wednesday. Thank you for your help!

  • Avatar melanie says:

    I just found you and I’m inspired – thanks for your ministry.

    I took action this week! I started homeschooling my 6 year old daughter today (with two littles in tow) AND managed to put dinner in the crockpot this morning. Can I get an AMEN?!

    Thanks again!

  • Avatar Allysgrandma says:

    I wrote down my mission statement and have done a rough draft of a weekday schedule.

    1. To make my home and yard a peaceful sactuary for my family.
    2. To take care of my health and hope to take care of my husband’s as best I can.
    3. To grow spiritually (Be Not Afraid!) and strive to reflect God’s love through me.
    4. To be a good steward of all that God has given me (financially, emotioinally and worldly).
    5. To be a good wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, nurturing my gifts and the gifts of those around me.

  • Avatar Lisa~ says:

    I took action this week! Lisa~

  • Avatar Lisa~ says:

    I have gotten back to spending time in the Word each afternoon, which has given me the energy to get more school done with my kids, which makes them want to do their work more, which makes it quieter in the afternoons, which makes it easier for me to get in the Word….Lisa~

  • Avatar Lisa~ says:

    I’m a new Twitter follower. But it wouldn’t let me send you a massage. I assume it’s because you don’t follow me. 🙂 Lisa~

  • Avatar Rochelle R. says:

    I finally did it…I wrote my Mission Statement. It was so difficult for me to write it. We as moms put so much on our plates, it makes it difficult to prioritize and size some things down. However, it does take a weight off my shoulder to see what gets in and what needs to stay out (scheduling and duties that is). I also, studied my word, prayed, and worked out.

  • Avatar Cindy Fellows says:

    I wrote a goal of (3 of 5 weekdays for starters) having the dishwasher emptied and dinner planned by noon and the laundry folded by 5 pm . That came after I realized I spent all day putting these off and was doing half of them now when I could be sleeping!

  • Avatar Katrina F says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Katrina F says:

    I’m easing back into getting up at 5:45 to pray, read in Mark, and just get the day going. It’s amazing how different my attitude is, instead of rolling out of bed and hitting the ground running. Thanks, Kat.

  • Avatar AshleyF says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar AshleyF says:

    Finished week 6 of c25k plan. Went for a 25 minute run with my sister over the weekend. And ran 2.2 miles last night! Seemed like an unatainable goal just a few weeks ago. Getting closer to 3 miles and that is exciting!!

  • Avatar Lori says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Lori says:

    I volunteered to be a team mom for my son’s football team. My goal for the last several months has been to volunteer for something. I have some issues with self confidence though, so I don’t volunteer because I’m always afraid I won’t do a good enough job. I’m excited!

  • Avatar Jane says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Jane says:

    I have exercised two mornings in a row!

  • Avatar Stacey says:

    I get up at 6 to sit in my chair and listen to Jesus Calling my name! So love that time!

  • Avatar Amy Salinger says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar Amy Salinger says:

    Ive made a goal. and written it. and i now have 3 months to implement it. What a blessing this motivation is. Thank you.

  • Avatar jenne says:

    I took action this week!

  • Avatar jenne says:

    I got up early with my early riser (instead of trying to make him go back to sleep) and read my bible. It was a good start to the day. Way better than the struggle to make him fall back to sleep just to stay in bed 30 more minutes.