A Friday Prayer and Message!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Goooooooooooood Morning SP Members! Sorry about not sending a message yesterday. I'm doing well but my computer is not. Give God the glory!
PRAYER: "Most Holy Father, Loving God! Fill us with your love and mercy. Help us to keep from wandering away from You. Make our hearts undivided. Take away any hard-heartedness in us. Take charge of our heart and life. Help us to transfer all power and control from the old man to the new man, the one you have created in us. Light a flame of desire in us to love You and follow Jesus. Light a flame in us that will never go out. This we pray and ask in the blessed name of Jesus our Savior, Amen!"
MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. How can we change ourselves?
a. God has shown us in Eph 4:22-24 "WHAT" we must do.
b. That leaves two unanswered questions: WHY? And HOW?
2. Let's look at WHY first?
a. Jesus explains it in Luke 6:46-49:
1. Vs 46 - "And why call me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say".
2. Vs 47 - "Whosever comes to me, and hears what I say, and DOES THEM, I will show you to whom he is:
a. LIKE: A man who built his house on the rock foundation, and it was able to withstand the test of time.
b. UNLIKE: A man who built his house on the sand, and it was unable to withstand the test of time.
3. What do you think about this? To hear what Jesus teaches and not respond is as foolish as building a house with no foundation. Are we listening to Jesus? Do we understand what He is saying? What kind of foundation are we building our life upon? To Be Continued Monday!
May God bless us with knowledge, understanding and power as we "Get Right With Him".
In His Love and Grace, Vic.