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SP 039 Let's Keep Our Eyes on Jesus
After finishing the study on getting closer to God, I would have thought that I would have felt stronger, closer ... yet seems my questions and confidence was weakened! And I am referring to the relationship of my beliefs and the day-to-day living of life.
Instead, I found and find myself with questions and doubts that cause way more problems for me.
Going forward with the show, my intent is to focus, share, and think about the words and deeds of Jesus.
As you listen to Episode 39, keep Hebrews 12: 1-2 in mind,
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.
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SP 038 Review and Update on the 7 Day Challenge Getting to Know God Better
It's been three months since I posted the final day of the 7 Day Challenge of Getting to Know God ... Better!
It wasn't planned that way but I think it has turned out the best, as what I share today is a better update/review of my feedback than what would have been shared had I recorded this episode the week after Day 7.
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My "amazing" results immediately following the challenge ... not.
Our determined purpose is to know him better! (Philippians 3:10)
Stop doubting and believe ...
If you haven't taken the challenge, do so! Listen to Episodes 30-37.
Thanks for listening. Jesus is good news. May He give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. Ask.
SP 037 Day 7 of The 7 Day Challenge of Getting to Know God ... Better
When I had my son Greg put the outline for this study together, he sent me what he had done in Google docs. Everything was there, except Day 7.
I'm no sure why Day 7 wasn't there. Maybe it was that his outline was complete with six days. (I will have to ask him.)
So as I put the challenge together, I came to this day with wondering how to conclude. My initial thought was to use Day 7 as a review of the previous 6.
But God, I believe, had already written the final day as I was lead to Ephesians 1:17.
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Knowing Him better was something those who had even lived then understood its importance.
i hope we continue to grow in our understanding of the importance of getting to know God. Our friend. Our Father. Our creator. And all that He will reveal to us on our path to the reunion.
4 Show me Your ways, O Lord. Teach me Your paths.
This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
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036 : Day 6 of The 7 Day Challenge to Getting to Know God ... Better
When we have feelings of failure, not being good enough, and disappointment, it's hard to believe we are a friend of God. But we can be who He would have us be ... He is able.
On Day 6, think about Philippians 2:13 --
Philippians 2:13 -- consider these versions:
13 For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure. (Amplified)
13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. (NLT)
13 For God is at work within you, helping you want to obey him, and then helping you do what he wants. (The Living Bible)
Philippians 2:13 is a major perspective changer for me.
It’s a truth I think we have pretty much seen negated. If God truly works IN us (think again of the scripture where we are told change is being done from the inside out), then it really isn’t about what WE do. Seems to me I’ve spent way too much time trying to be better. More sin free. More like Him.
The problem here is it’s been about ME … what I have thought I should be doing and getting better so that I would be more like Jesus. I thought that as long as I could be good enough, I would become closer to God.
Philippians 2:13 turns all that around.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (NLT)
20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think...
God is more than able. So what is it we are to do?
Draw close with Him knowing this word from Him. He has given us grace. He has made us saints through Jesus. He is for us.
Get to know him BETTER :) He will transform us.
Today and going forward, thank God for his grace and ask that He gives you power to do those things He has planned in your life. Throw off any thoughts of your shortcomings and go forward knowing it is GOD who is at work in you. Today. And that pleases him.
Worship today with Hillsong singing From the Inside Out.
035 : Day 5 of The 7 Day Challenge to Getting to Know God ... Better
Day 5 of The 7 Day Challenge to Getting to Know God ... Better.
Becoming a friend of God! It starts with understanding He calls us his friends.
The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.
What an incredible experience that Moses had while he lived here on earth. God would come and speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.
What was it about Moses that moved God to do this? I would suggest that it was Moses’s heart.
Moses cried out to God to “teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you." (Ex. 33:13)” And later it was said that, “God made known his ways to Moses, and His acts to the people of Israel (Psalm 103:7)
Teach me your ways. Notice he did not ask for things.
When you understand the "ways" you will understand the "whys." Abraham wanted to know what was important to Him. Think about that.
Friends understand each other because they know the how, when and why of things we believe and are going through.
Understanding He is our friend is the foundation of this closeness we are seeking.
That's what Day 5 has revealed to me.
Here is the worship I mentioned in this episode. Please take a few minutes to look it up online.
I Am a Friend of God -- Israel Houghton (former worship leader at Lakewood Church in Houston, Tx.)
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