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A Monday Prayer and Message!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Goooooooooooooood Morning SP Members! We hope you had a wonderful weekend....we did! Give God the glory!

PRAYER: "Gracious Father, Loving God! We need You to show us where to go and what to do. Teach us to always be in the right place at the right time. Keep us from wandering off like sheep. We lift up to You those decisions we need to make today with regard to our situations in our life, both hose that we know about and those that we are not expecting. Speak directly to our hearts and enable us to hear your instructions. Help us to do what You are teaching us to do. This we pray in the name of Jesus our Lord, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus.
1. Today we start a new series of lessons entitled: "How can we change ourselves?"
a. We are creatures of habits.
b. We all have difficulty with having to give up old habits.
c. We want to change but we continue to do the same things as before.
d. Habits of itself are not bad, unless there are serious consequences associated with them.
2. Eph 4:22-24 - Shows us that major changes must occur when we are converted.
a. Vs 22 - Put off......the old man, which is corrupted by lust".
b. Vs 23 - "Be renewed in the spirit of our mind".
c. Vs 24 - "Put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and holiness".
3. What do you think about this? God has washed away all of our sins. He has given us a new life and not a "DO-Over". God expects us to assume a new character and new conduct. A change must take place, otherwise, we have violated our agreement with God. To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May God show us and help us to change and become more like Christ Jesus.

In His Grace, Vic.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NTSOHLTHNT 4/11/2011 7:38PM

    Yes, we are creatures of habit, and we're given do-overs, but we can't just sin all week, ask for forgiveness and then get a do-over. It only works if we are true and faithful and truly are sorry for the mistakes we make, strive to not make them again and become better human beings in the eyes and spirit of God.

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ILUVTTV 4/11/2011 1:30PM

    As I knelt in prayer this morning I prayed that I would become more like Christ so that I would be pleasing to my Father. As I read your blog, I felt so in sync with you today. Thank you for your words.
Anne
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EAGLEDALEGIRL 4/11/2011 10:49AM

    Thanks if it weren't for God where would we be. He gets me through all things even if it isn't always the way I want. His will be done not mine. Right? There isn't enough time in the day to thank his for all he does. so it is nice to be able to say thanks now. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

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THENAMESLISA 4/11/2011 10:38AM

    Thanks, I needed that! Praise God in all things!

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CJD2000 4/11/2011 10:37AM

    This means a lot to me this morning.

Thank you,
Cathy

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