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March 6, 2017, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Experiencing God Week 2 Day 1

I really liked the example of Noah on page 34, "Let's use Noah as an example.  What about his plans to serve God?  They would not make much sense in light of the coming destruction, would they?  Noah was not calling God in to help him accomplish what he was dreaming of doing for God.  God never asks people to dream up something to do for Him. We do not sit down and dream what what we want to do for God and then call God in to help us accomplish it.  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 He is already doing around us and join Him.. 

To further explain what is going on here, read the illustration, "College Campus Bible Studies" on page 31.

Bro. Paul 




March 3, 2017, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Experiencing God day 5 - A great quote by Henry Varley, "The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through and in a man or woman who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him."  SOOOOO when you believe nothing significant can happen through you, you have said more about your belief in God than you have declared about yourself!!!!! AMEN and AMEN!!!!!

Have a great weekend and come see us Sunday!!!

Bro. Paul




March 2, 2017, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Day 4 of Experiencing God and I will start by reciting the memory verse for the week for you, "I Am the vine and you are the branches. If you abide in Me you will bear much fruit.  Apart from Me you can do nothing." John 15: 5.

Next the opening paragraph in today's lesson is wonderfully powerful.  "We often act as though God tells us what He wants us to do and then sends us off by ourselves to try and do it.  Then anytime we need Him, we can call on Him, and He comes to help us.  That is not the biblical picture.  When God is about to do something through you, He has to get you from where you are to where He is, so He tells you what He is doing.  When you know what God is doing, then you know what you need to do: you need to join Him.  The moment you know God is doing something where you are, your life and its activity will be thrown in contrast to God and His activity.  YOU CANNOT STAY WHERE YOU ARE AND GO WITH GOD!!!!"

Bro. Paul 




March 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Goode Morning Everyone,

Day 3 of Experiencing God and this paragraph caught my eye:

"We are a doing people.  We always want to be doing something.  Every now and then someone will exclaim, "Don't just stand there, do something!"

In contrast, I think God is crying out to us, "Don't just do something, stand there!  Enter a love relationship with Me.  Get to know Me.  Adjust your life to Me.  Let Me love you and reveal Myself through you to a watching world."  A Time will come when doing will be called for, but we cannot skip the relationship.  The relationship with God must come first.

Bro. Paul




February 28, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Day two of Experiencing God and here is my key thought for the day, "The Holy Spirit and God's Word will instruct you and will help you know when and where God is working.  Once you know where He is active you will adjust your life to join Him in His activity." 

Jesus is our model and is the key to Experiencing God. Jesus' example as seen in John 15 is:

1.  The Father has been working right up until now.

2. Now the Father has me working.

3.  I can do nothing on My own initiative.

4.  I watch to see what my Father is doing.

5.  I do what I see the Father doing.

6.  The Father loves Me.

7.  He shows Me everything He is doing.

Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life."  Yesterday we learned that we cannot Experience God unless we have a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ.  It was Jesus blood that was shed for our sins.  To Experience God, the Father will look to the Son (Jesus) to see if we are His.  You cannot come to the Father except through the Son, Jesus.

Bro. Paul

 


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