What Does God want of you? Do you know? Is it a dominate element in your life? In the Old Testament we get an idea of what God wanted for his chosen people. He very carefully laid out what He wanted, what He expected of people who would be called Children of God.
God has never changed in the sense that He has some powerful expectations for people who have been born again. Our texts today will lead you and I to what He expects of us.
How many of us are one good conversation away. How many people around us are one good conversation away from seeing God move in their lives, their marriages, their workplaces, their homes, their neighborhoods? How many people are one good conversation away from coming to Christ because of hearing the gospel for the first time?
It is a powerful thought. And it is something that we see played out in scripture over and over again.
The Vehicle for change is Conversations
It is never to late for God to work. Many of us have needed help and felt hopeless just as Jaris was when his sick daughter has died. He came running to Jesus for help and even though his story on the surface at that point looked hopeless and seemed to be over. God had other plans. The story did not end there. There was still healing and health to be had and the reminder that it is never to late for God to work.
I came across a very funny sounding phrase this week when I was reading 1 Peter. In chapter one Peter writes that we are to Gird up the loins of our mind, and it got me to think ing about not only what this phrase means, but the level at which it impacts our lives. This statement though short and somewhat strange sounding at first glance has huge ramifications for us today as followers of Christ. Are you Girding Up the Loins of Your Mind?
Pastor Nate Devore spoke a powerful word Sunday about Breakthrough in your life. The time is now to dream again. The time is now to step out and shift the climates and cultures of the world that we live in, the places we work, the places we have influence in and even in our own families. We need to be a people of risk and begin seeking God, asking him for the things that scare us a little. We need to never forget that God cares