Sep 20, 2020
Thank God To His Face
Series: General

Psalm 30, 50:15, 34:7, 56:9; James 4:10: 1 Peter 5:6; Exodus 15:24; Hebrews 13:5

- Many nights we may have gone to bed crying, but wake up with joy.
- God does great exchanges. Mourning for dancing.
- Don't get the big head! It will cause a separation from God and bring sadness.
- As God lifts us up, we have to lift Him up.
- Just because some people have the physical posture of humility, does not mean they have a humble heart.
- Don't try to get rid of haters, ask God to let you triumph over them.
- We need to ask God for help. Though He sees us, there are yet times that we need to cry out to Him.
- There is a difference between praying and crying out.
- Sometimes when we cry out to God, God will show us something, turning our bitter into sweet...
- Crying out is an act of desperation that you carry out in the spirit of humility and total surrender.
- God never moved, David moved - when he got prideful.
- When we thank God to His face that's direct thanks.  That's intimate thanks.
- Thank God to His Face
- We need to thank people to their face.
- When we do something to someone's face, that makes it personal.
- If God has done anything for you, thank Him to His face.

 

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  • Sep 20, 2020Thank God To His Face
    Sep 20, 2020
    Thank God To His Face
    Series: General

    Psalm 30, 50:15, 34:7, 56:9; James 4:10: 1 Peter 5:6; Exodus 15:24; Hebrews 13:5

    - Many nights we may have gone to bed crying, but wake up with joy.
    - God does great exchanges. Mourning for dancing.
    - Don't get the big head! It will cause a separation from God and bring sadness.
    - As God lifts us up, we have to lift Him up.
    - Just because some people have the physical posture of humility, does not mean they have a humble heart.
    - Don't try to get rid of haters, ask God to let you triumph over them.
    - We need to ask God for help. Though He sees us, there are yet times that we need to cry out to Him.
    - There is a difference between praying and crying out.
    - Sometimes when we cry out to God, God will show us something, turning our bitter into sweet...
    - Crying out is an act of desperation that you carry out in the spirit of humility and total surrender.
    - God never moved, David moved - when he got prideful.
    - When we thank God to His face that's direct thanks.  That's intimate thanks.
    - Thank God to His Face
    - We need to thank people to their face.
    - When we do something to someone's face, that makes it personal.
    - If God has done anything for you, thank Him to His face.

     

  • Sep 13, 2020God Is Working On Me
    Sep 13, 2020
    God Is Working On Me
    Series: General

    Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 13:20-21; Micah 7:8; Romans 8:28; Jeremiah 1:4-8

    - God put something on the inside of us and itis up to us to work it out.

    - God never intended for us to work out our salvation on our own.

    - We don't need a self-help book if we have the help of God.

    - Figuring things out makes us frustrated because we are not working with God.

    - When we know that God is working on us, we stop figuring on what to do.

    - When we know that God is working on us, we realize that life is a process.

    - We are a work of progress.

    - God is always working.

    - When we know that God is working on us, our life isn't defined by temporary setbacks.
    God is giving us the desire to work things out.

    - We stop trying to work on our own strength.

    - We can be patient with ourselves.  God causes everything to work together for the good.

    - Before we were born, God appointed us to do certain things.  The things that God set us apart to do are the things we want to do.

    - We must not diminish what God has done on the inside of us and limit what we can do.

  • Sep 6, 2020A Place Called Rest
    Sep 6, 2020
    A Place Called Rest
    Series: General
    - Unrest- state of dissatisfaction, of agitation.  There is a rest for the people of God.
    - If we know God only because of what He does, then we know His acts. If we know God by His character, then we know His ways.
    - If we know God's ways, we won’t get so caught up in His acts- when He doesn't.
    - If we can hold onto knowing God by His ways, it will sustain us until we see His acts.
    - He that comes to God MUST believe.   Unbelief takes us away from God.
    - When we know about God nothing can make us doubt Him.
    - We enter into the rest by believing.
    - We must not allow ourselves to get comfortable with our unbelief.
    - Guilt, shame, condemnation are all designed by the enemy to keep the people of God out of rest.
    - Rest is not inactivity. It's ceasing from our own work.
  • Aug 30, 2020Staying Focused In These Times
    Aug 30, 2020
    Staying Focused In These Times
    Series: General

    Psalm 34:4-7, 112:4-5,7; 1 Corinthians 6:12, 10:23; 2 Corinthians 4:8-12

    - Some of the things that we are choosing to do are designed to take us off of our course.
    - The enemy has been setting up distractions from the beginning - he wants us to satisfy our desires instead of staying focused.
    - The enemy is always trying to divert us from our course.
    - All diversions are not evil, but can yet be diversions, and yet present a need for us to be mindful.
    - We have to be aware of whether or not the activity is building us up.
    - We must examine our lawful activities to see if they are diversions.
    - Keeping our mind on God is better than staying away from problems.
    - Are our diversions going to deliver us from our problems?
    - We can be troubled on every side, but we don't have to be stressed.
    - We have to maintain our connection to Jesus.

  • Aug 23, 2020Getting the Answers You Need
    Aug 23, 2020
    Getting the Answers You Need
    Series: General
    Genesis 1:1 -4, 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, 4:3-4,6; John 3:19, 8:12, 15:13-15; Romans 13:12; Ephesians 5:11; Psalm 27:1, 25:14; 1 Peter 2:9; Matthew 5:16, 22:2-13; Deuteronomy 29:29; Amos 3:7; Proverbs 3:32; Jeremiah 33:3

    - God wants to answer us.
    - The first recorded act of God was speaking light into the darkness.
    - God is light and God is good. Light is good. The enemy is dark. Darkness and evil go hand in hand.
    - Darkness is associated with sin; evil, condemnation, spiritual blindness.
    - It's not whether we are good or not we have to have on the right attire. with the robe of righteousness.
    -Light is symbolic of salvation. Light is symbolic of Jesus.
    - Light is symbolic of revelation.
    - God wants us to see so He is dispelling darkness.
    - God reveals things to me.
    - God spoke to His prophets. Jesus speaks to His friends, I am a friend of God's.  God gives His friends answers.
    - God's friendship is for God's worshippers. They are the ones He confides in. ( Psalm 25:14 msg)
    - The enemy blinds the mind, God enlightens the heart.

  • Aug 16, 2020What You Can’t See
    Aug 16, 2020
    What You Can’t See
    Series: General
    Ruth 1:19-22, 2:1-3 4:16-17; Leviticus 19:9-10,23:22; Deuteronomy 24:19, 28:16-68-; Ruth 3:10-13; Galatians 3:13-14
    - We don't see ourselves how God sees us.
    - God wants to take what we can't see and change it around for us.
    - What we can see, we can be.
    - We don't have to put somebody down, in order to lift someone up.
    - Somewhere in our lives we all have a Ruth.  Someone that stays with us in our time of need.
    - We get so focused on the people that have left us, that we overlook our Ruths.
    - Don't let your circumstances change your name.
    - Change your name and you can change your destiny.
    - Everybody around you is not necessarily down for you.
    - We work for a giving, not a living.
    - We may not be able to see what God is doing, but He is at work, just like He was with Ruth.
    - We need to do things for others on purpose.
    - We have to realize the "field" doesn't belong to us. God wants us to be a blessing.
    - God is not trying to take stuff from us, He's trying to give it.
    - God wants us to see His hand moving in our life.
    - God doesn't write child support checks, He takes care of His children.
    - Boaz was the form of a redeemer.  Jesus is our redeemer. He can take us out of a situation. God wants us to see that.
    - Even after we accept Jesus, we need Jesus. We need to see His redemption.
    - Just because we have been saved, does not mean we've been saved from the enemy's darts.
    - We need to see that we have a Redeemer.
    - We just live day today, but there is a larger purpose in our life. God wants us to see that.
  • Aug 9, 2020Meditate the Promises
    Aug 9, 2020
    Meditate the Promises
    Series: General

    Genesis 24:63, v. 10,18-21; Romans 12:1-2;1 Corinthians 2:16,5; Joshua 1:8; Hebrews 11:11
    - Real beauty comes from the inside of a person.
    - There are people that have nice features but what goes on in the heart mars their outer beauty.
    - If we would meditate the promises of God, one day we will look up and "the camels will be coming."
    - Worry comes from meditating on the problems.
    - Renewing our mind is an ongoing process.
    - God loves us just the way we are but He does not want us to stay that way.
    - We'd rather buy a book than simply meditate on the Word of God.  As a man thinketh, so is he.
    - Meditation is focusing over a period of time.
    - We have to hold onto promises for ourself.
    - We look at people's lives like a snapshot, not realizing that it is a moving picture.
    - Find the promise. Google it. Ask your mobile device. Look in the concordance.  And meditate on it.
    - We have to flush the bad experiences from our mind.
    - Don't let the devil remind you of the failure. You still passed!
    - We can't see the camels coming because we are too busy focusing on the pain.
    - You gain strength from believing the promise of God.

  • Aug 2, 2020Even If He Doesn’t
    Aug 2, 2020
    Even If He Doesn’t
    Series: General
    Daniel 3:13-18; Deuteronomy 29:29; 1 Corinthians 13:12; Proverbs 25:2; Ecclesiastes 3:11; Acts 6:5,8; 7:51-60

    - Our confidence is based on what we've seen or not seen God do, yet God is still able.
    - We need to have a confidence in God that even if God doesn't do it, He's able.
    - Our devotion to God must not stop at answered prayer but go beyond that even if He doesn't.
    - There is a place in God where our understanding stops.
    - On this side of glory, we know only in part, the secret things belong to God.
    - We have to be okay with not knowing.
    - We need to focus on what we know about God.
    - God does things for us even if we don't ask, on behalf of others, and even if we don't know Him.
    - It's never about us, it's about God.  - Our view of God, the wonderfulness, cannot be determined by whether or not we get our prayers answered.
    - Faith yet matters, but it is still the power and sovereignty of God.
    - We only have problems with the sovereignty of God when He doesn't do what we want.
    - Faith does not override the sovereignty of God. It is in the secret place.
    - Jesus and God watched Stephen getting stoned and did nothing to interfere. It's not for us to know
    why, it's in the secret place
  • Jul 26, 2020Slow Your Roll
    Jul 26, 2020
    Slow Your Roll
    Series: General

    Numbers 32:1-18, 13:26-14:4; Hebrews 10: 35; Proverbs 25:8; Jeremiah 29:11
    - When we get close to the promise of God, disruptions come.
    - Most disciplined, close to the promise.
    - When we get close to the promise, be even more diligent- the enemy always comes back.
    - If it's in your view, don't put down your spiritual guard.
    - Discouragement is contagious. Discouragement is easier than encouragement.
    - When we look at our situation through the lens of ourselves, we are going to come up small and short.
    - We are more inclined to believe the bad than believe the good.
    - We must not let our spirit gets discouraged, because discouragement leads us to say foolish things.
    - Many of us live on the edge of discouragement in spite of being a child of God.
    - We can be disappointed and not be discouraged if we come in from the border.
    - Expectation has reward. Confidence.
    - We need to declare to the enemy that the buttons that he has been pushing are out of order.
    - We jump to conclusions based on what we perceive things to be.
    - We cannot discard the things that we have gone through,
    - Don't jump to a conclusion there might be a perfectly good explanation to what you just saw.
    - Some things don't work out the way we want, but all things work together for the good.

  • Jul 19, 2020Divine Restoration
    Jul 19, 2020
    Divine Restoration
    Series: General

    2 Kings 8:1-6, 4:8-10,22-26; Psalm 114:15, 51:12; 2 Chronicles 20:20; Jeremiah 1:17; Zechariah 9:12; 1 Peter 5:10
    - Can, ability. May, permission,
    - In a time when loss is all around us, God wants us to know the story is not over.
    - There is no honor in being great financially, if you are not generous.
    - When faced with the death of her son, the Shunammite woman declared, it is well.  She was a woman of great faith.
    -God wants to increase us more and more.
    - Do we perceive our leaders as "people" of God? A man of God. A woman of God. Elisha was perceived as a man of God and the woman prospered.  Believe His prophets and you will prosper.
    - When we have a problem we need to go to the King.
    - God is a God who can restore everything.
    - God restored double unto Job, and double unto Zechariah. He’s doing that even today.
    - We must continue to be hopeful.
    - After we have suffered a little while, God will restore us.
    - Ask God for revelation.