Take away for the week from what God was saying to me through His word, in my bible studies
1. I need to surround myself with people who are doing it, living out the NT.
Who are following Jesus, passionately following Jesus.
Get around godly men that are beyond me spiritual.
Especially people who are strong in your weakness – or what you want to be stranger in
Like people who are prayer warriors – evangelist, est
Those kind of people are going to convict me, push me, challenge me
So I am going to surround myself with people who have strengths in areas of my weakness. with people who doing what I want to be doing with God.
2. Find where God is working and moving and join Him.
Just like when Jesus told the disciples “follow me”, they went everywhere He went. Joined Him in what He was doing, so am I. Where ever a follower of Jesus is preaching the gospel to the lost and people are being saved. Where ever the hungry are feed, naked are clothed, I will be.
3. I want to Never be satisfied with where I am, to be insational with more and more of God. I want to always have a Holy discontentment in my life, to never be comfortable where I am.
The kind of discontentment that wants to know Jesus deeper and more intimately
The kind of discontentment that wants to worship more boldly that I do
The kind of discontentment that wants to know the bible more deeply
The kind of discontentment that wants to pray more deeply and passionately
Not that it parallelizes me, but that constant want of more
I don’t want to just study about Jesus
I don’t want to be some who just talks about Jesus
I want to be someone who knows you Jesus, Who Knows Jesus
I want to be the one Jesus knows, in Matt 7:23, not the one He says “23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me” to, but the one that He knows and I know Him.
4. Be careful not to let you pursuit of Jesus today be effected by something dark in your past, by a failure, something you where part of. Forget what is behind.
That can be a source of pride, like I the one guy that the cross of Christ is not adequate enough for. He can save Paul, Peter, everyone else, but I’ve got the one thing in my life, I’ve got that one thing in my past that the cross of Christ is completely inadequate for.
That’s just as proud as pretending that you do not need the cross at all.
5. I want to be about Him
I want others to see that in me, that I just can’t get enough of God.