“God marked out your appointed times in history and the boundaries of your land.”
What will you do with the life God has given you?
2 Corinthians 4:7
“We possess this precious treasure (the divine light of the Gospel in (frail, human) vessels of earth), that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be of God and not from ourselves.”
1 Timothy 1:19
“…continue to have faith and do what is right. Some people have rejected this and their faith has been shipwrecked.”
What does the full power of God look like on you?
“All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.”
“The days of my life are prepared before I’d even lived a day.” (The Message)
“For we are God’s handiwork created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
“Jesus is saying you do not know what hour I will return but it is like a man going away, He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with an assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.”
“Stay at your post.” (The Message) “Each has his assigned work.” (NAS)
“Search me and know me Oh God, and see if there is any hurtful way in me.”
1 Corinthians 11:28
“Let a man examine himself…”
1 Thessalonians 5:23
“May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through, may your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you i faithful and He will do it.”
Steps for Wholeness
One weak area not dealt with can spring up and destroy a lifetime of witness.
A Journey to wholeness:
• Generational curses that need to be broken.
• How to apply the word to renew our mind to live in victory over sin.
• Listening to the wonderful counselor – the Holy Spirit to walk out of destructive patterns.
• Accepting God’s love deeply, so as not to live out of lack in the Father’s blessing.
• Healing from walking in real community – church life.
• Serving, not eternal counseling.
“I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me”
“Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”
“As far as the east is from the west, so great is his love for those who fear him”
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
“Jesus said, in Me you may have perfect peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distresses and frustration. But be of good cheer – take courage, be confident, certain, undaunted, for I have overcome the world. I have deprived it of power to harm, have conquered it for you.” (The Message)
1) Love God’s Word
“For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power making it active, operative, energizing and effective; it is sharper than any two edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and immortal spirit, and of joints and marrow (that is of the deepest parts of our nature) exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart”
2) The Holy Spirit- the Wonderful Counselor
“My sheep hear my voice.”
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.”
“The Lord will give strength unto His people, the Lord will bless His people with peace.”
2 Timothy 1:7
“For God has not given me a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind (calm, well balanced, self-controlled mind).
1 Corinthians 2:16
“But we have the mind of Christ the Messiah, and do hold the thoughts, (feelings, and purposes) of His heart.”
3) Recognize when thoughts are not God’s thoughts – reject those thoughts
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does, the weapons that we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself against the knowledge of God and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
“… that the world may know that You (God) have sent me and have loved them even as You have loved me.”
4) Be a doer of the Word
“The house that stands is the person that hears the Word and does it.”
2 Timothy 4
“…accept the hard times along with the good.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
“My grace is sufficient for you…(sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully).”
Church, Lifegroup, Bible study, counseling, books, teaching tapes & CDs
The Wounded Heart (sexual abuse) – Dan Allender Inside Out – Larry Crabb Search for Significance – Robert McGee Victory Over Darkness – Neil Anderson Intimate Friendship with God – Joy Dawson
6) Sow into others
Serve and give. Continue to fight for freedom.