Will this week be any different from last week? This question will be our theme as we pray, read, and listen today. (ALSO...Don't forget about the Ephesians Bible Study tonight at both New City locations (shawnee and edgerton). 6:45-8:30pm. For more information you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wow! - Brag on God.
Now... - Today talk to God about what you think needs to be different in your life. What do you need to stop? What do you need to start? Don't keep anything from him...don't press it down deeper within, give it up to God.
How? - You're done talking. Let God speak to yo through his Word and Spirit.
Hebrews 12:1, "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith."
What might God be asking you to "get rid of?"
There is a responsibility to following Jesus. There is a commitment to following Jesus. What do you need to get rid of so that your can follow more faithfully?
Ephesians 5:5, "For you can be confident of this one thing: that no person who is immoral, impure, or greedy (such a person is an idolater) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God."
How do you define these three things?
Are any of these present in your own life?
Does this create any concern in your life? If yes, What is God asking you to do?
2 Peter 3:9, "is being patient toward you, because he does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance."
Will you be obedient towards the Lord? I'm reminded of an Utmost for His Highest from last week..."If we obey God it will mean that other people’s plans are upset."
It's a question of love. What do you love more? It's a fair question and your life (not your words) will give a very honest response.
KaPow!! - Expertise God's power when you are obedient to God's voice.
Have a blessed day,