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March 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Experiencing God Week 3 Day 1

On the first page of Week 3 I found this quote, "No matter what your circumstances are, God's love never changes.  The cross, the death of Jesus Christ, and His resurrection are God's final, total, and complete expression that He loves you.  Never allow your heart to question God's love.  Settle it on the front end of your desire to know Him and experience Him.  He loves you.  He created you for a love relationship.  He has been pursuing you in that love relationship.  Every encounter He has with you is an expression of His love for you.  God would cease to be God if He expressed Himself in any way other than perfect love."

All I can say is Praise the Lord, Hallelujah and Amen!!!!

Bro. Paul

March 10, 2017, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Experiencing God Week 2 Day 5

Again I am going with the summary statements for the week:

1.  The moment God speaks to me is the moment God wants me to respond to Him.

2.  The moment God speaks to me is God's timing.

3.  God developes my character to match the assignment He has for me.

4.  God has a right to interupt my life.  He is Lord.  When I accepted Him as Lord, I gave Him the right to help Himself to my life anytime He wants.

This weeks memory verse is "Some trust in chariots, some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God."  Psalm 20: 7.

Bro. Paul

March 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Experiencing God Week 2 Day 4

I love the summary statements for today,

1.  God has not changed.  He still speaks to His people.

2.  If I have trouble hearing God speak, I am in trouble at the very heart of my Christian experience.

3.  God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the Church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways.

4.  Knowing God's voice comes from an intimate love relationship with God.

Bro. Paul

March 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Experiencing God Week 2 Day 3

George Muller was a great man of prayer and here is how he discerned God's Will:

1.  I seek at the beginning to get my heart in such a state that it has no will of its own in regard to a given matter.  Nine-tenths of the trouble with people generally is here.  Nine-tenths of the difficulties are overcome when our hearts are ready to do the Lord's will, whatever it may be.  When one is truly in this state, it is usually but a little way to the knowledge of what His Will is.

2.  Having done this, I do not leave the result to feeling or simple impression.  If so, I make myself liable to great delusions.

3.  I seek the Will of the Spirit of God through, or in connection with the Word of od.  The Spirit and the Word must be combined.  If I look to the Spirit alone without the Word, I lay myself open to great delusions also.  If the Holy Spirit guides us at all, He will do it according to the Scriptures and never contrary to them.

4.  Next I take into account providential circumstances.  These often plainly indicate God's Will in connection with His Word and Spirit.

5.  I ask God in prayer to reveal His Will to me aright.

6.  Thus, through prayer to God, the study of His Word, and reflection, I come to a deliberate judgment according to the best of my ability and knowledge, and if my mind is thus at peace, and continues so after two or three more petitions, I prceed accordingly.

Bro. Paul





March 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Good Morning Everyone,

Experiencing God Week 2 Day 2: Here is an excerpt from today's reading that caught my eye:

"Understanding what God is about to do where you are is more important than telling God what you want to do for Him.  What good would it have done for Abraham to tell God about his plans to take a survey of Sodom and Gomorrah and go door to door witnessing the day after God was going to destroy the cities?  What good would you do by making long range plans in your Church if God brings judgment on your nation or Church before you implement them?

You need to know what God has on His agenda for your Church, community, and nation at this time in history.  Then you and your church can adjust your lives to God so He can move you into the mainstream of His activity before it's too late.  Though God will probably not give you a detailed schedule, He will let you know one step at a time how you and your Church need to respond to what He is doing."

I was watching the "Experiencing God' VHS tapes and Henry Blackaby shared that someone asked him if he did long range planning and he responded by saying that he was afraid to.  Because he was afraid he might accomplish those plans and miss what God was doing.

Bro. Paul

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 

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