Monday, September 28, 2009

Obeying God

God is sequential and orderly in nature so when he communicates with us, he remains consistent with this nature. When he asks something of us, he leads us down a sequential path to get to the obedience he is looking for. Not because of something he wants but for our best in life.

God invites us to experience of and with Him --->
Through experience with Him, we grow in love for Him--->
We learn to believe Him because we have a foundation of love --->
Trust grows out of our belief in and of God --->
Trust and belief lead to obedience to God, whatever He asks we will do!

If you love Him, you will obey Him!

Deuteronomy 10:12-13
"What does the LORD you God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the LORD's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good."

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

August 15th verse

Psalm 20:7 NIV
Some trust in chariots and some trust in horses but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Some great quotes

I am working on "Experiencing God" by Henry Blackaby again. It is very thought provoking and I can already feel a crisis of belief coming along as God requires some major adjustments in me to follow after him. Here are just a few quotes from today's lesson that really got me thinking.

"The essence of sin is a shift from God-centeredness to self-centeredness. The essence of salvation is denying self instead of affirming self."
Wow, what a deep truth. I could spend all day just mulling over this. We shifted our view from God to self with the fall and only through God's provision of redemption from ourselves can we be set free. I am a trap for my own soul! Self always leads to destruction!

"God never asks people to dream up something to do for Him. The pattern in scripture is that we submit ourselves to God. Then we wait until God shows us what He is about to do, or we watch to see what God is already doing around us and join Him."
Once again the focus is off of self and completely on God. When we look around us at the world and see what God is doing, we have a choice to join him or keep living in the disaster that is our self.
Potent thoughts for today.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 1st Verse

Hebrews 6:10 NIV
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.