I know I’m late with this posting, but I just came in from church service. The spirit was really high and I’m full off of God’s word. Truly the message was a blessing.
God is getting ready to do some great things, but there are still some areas that need cleaning up, some mindsets that I still have to change. God is telling me that I keep telling myself that some small habits are “ok” and that I still don’t do some things I used to, but he’s saying THAT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH! He expects more from me because he’s put more potential in me. He says I’m getting too comfortable, thinking that I’m doing “ok”, when really I’m settling. I’m not pushing myself like I should be, I’m not challenging myself like I should be. It’s time to clean up and adjust to God’s standards.
Honestly I didn’t even get a chance to read my scripture for today. I had been out running around all day, and basically went straight to church. For Day 11 post I will have to do two scriptures to make up for me missing out today. But I will share with you all the scripture from tonight’s service and pray that it’s as much of a blessing to you as it was to me!
Psalm 119: 63-73 and Luke22:31-32
Lord, where do I begin!? It seems too much to sum up. I’ll just list a few key points from my notes tonight
*Although we may never be perfect, we can strive to have a “perfect” heart. A heart of flesh that listens to God when he speaks and takes heed to his word without resistance. The devil will try to make you strive to be perfect, something you’ll never be able to attain anyways, because NO ONE is PERFECT!
*All the pain and hard times we go through are to help cultivate our heart in God. He’s molding us on a journey, making us into who he needs us to be in order for us to be used for his purpose.
*Sometimes we need the affliction or the trouble we go through to tame our flesh. The tough times are to whip the flesh and get it in order with God’s purpose. “Hurt me to help me grow God.” You can’t grow until you’ve been through something yourself to really KNOW!
*God speaks future. He calls you by what you aren’t, even though you’re destined to be it and may not be it right now. He sees where you will be, not just the start you’re in right now.
*The Lord will wrestle with you to bless you. He’s not giving up on you until he gets you where he needs you to be.
*Covenant relationships are joined together for God’s purpose. Everyone has their place and plays their role. There’s an order that follows through this kind of relationship. Anytime it doesn’t follow, dysfunction occurs. When people don’t understand the role God gave them to play in the relationship.
*In Luke it talked about how the devil asked for Peter, and God simply prayed for Peter’s faith to not fail. Your faith in God is what pulls you through the tough trials. Steadily depending on God despite everything else that may be going on good or bad.
*Matthew 13: 24-30 (an extra scripture my pastor referenced) talks about the wheat and the tare, how at some point they both look alike. But it’s not until after they’ve grown together at the end that God will harvest the true wheat and the tare will be left behind to be burned. But it takes time. Some things if we ever wonder if it’s God, we should just sit back and let things flow and slowly God will weed things out and show you what’s him and what’s not. But patience is key. Can’t always be in a hurry.
*Sometimes when God says no, it may mean “No, not right now”. He still may have some working to do on you before he allows that door to be opened. He doesn’t want you to get ahead of yourself, so he slows you down for a moment. God can’t be rushed when he is doing his work!
*Ultimately God wants an eternal yes from us. This begins with getting a love for God’s word and nothing else.
I wish there was some way I could stream live tonight’s service. There was so much wisdom and word to soak up and take home. I know that sometimes he does recordings of his messages. So maybe if I buy that CD I could upload it on here… I mean my notes are good, but hearing it for yourself will just truly be a blessing.