As 2007 comes to close, here are a few passages or thoughts that God allowed me to "chew on" this past year:
It's all about His glory.
My thinking must be different than the rest of the world.
Obedience is everything.
1 Samuel 15:22
Who am I to try to explain God? The more I know the less I understand.
God may ask you to do things that others will say "that's not right."
Majority doesn't rule, God does.
Would you really want to know God's will for your life? Really?
Others will try to steal your joy.
2 Samuel 6:20-23
When you love things, you use people. We are called to love people and use things. God gave us the antidote for the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life: Integrity, Humility, and Generosity.
1 John 2:15-16
We must care about the "least of these".
The world will come to Christ when we have unity.
We must play offense, not defense!
Conquer evil by doing good.
Could I be as obedient as Elijah and say one 17 word sermon and then go sit out by a brook and with a widow woman for 3 years before my next sermon? Would people call me lazy?
Could I hang in there like Isaiah and Ezekiel and preach for decades without anyone turning toward God? Would I be called a failure?
God made me so He could show the world how much He could love someone.
My passion for Him must NEVER become lukewarm.
Need an answer? Fear of the Lord brings wisdom and understanding.
God spoke to Moses plainly because he was faithful, obedient & humble.
Faith is believing God is who He says He is and will do what He has said He will do. span>Romans 4:17-18
Rescued, redeemed, washed…speechless!
Worship is not about me, it is something we do, regardless of how we feel about it. Worship is the act of obedience to the revelation of who God is.
I am a container for the Almighty God!
2 Corinthians 4:7-12
I will go!
I will live a life that makes no sense unless there is a Heaven!
I will live a life that makes hell shake!
I will settle for nothing
less than the Kingdom of God!
Serving my King!
Can't wait to see how God uses you in 2008!