6/12/2005 ~ Choose To Listen
The WORD of GOD applies to us all.
... All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 3:14-17
Transcendent and powerful words that can and will govern
all of our decisions for the rest of our lives From Our Hearts.
┌─> God calls for all people to return.
Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, "Where are you?"
~ Genesis 3:9
Will we do what we choose to do - or what God wills us to do?
~ One chooses from the heart.
... rather to suffer affliction with the people of God ... ~ Hebrews 11:24-26
└─> Moses chose God.
Chose to know and then teach. <─┐
... had prepared his heart to seek the Law of the LORD, ... ~ Ezra 7:10
For sinners the decision is repentance.
Repentance goes down to the innermost depths of one's heart.
~ Repent and do not forget God.
God's mercy waits, He is always there.
He knows there is pain, can you have hope?
Simply, one must make up one's mind to follow the will of God.
┌─> Christians must obey authority.
... whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, ...
~ Romans 13:1-2
┌─> Christians must abide in God’s given ordinances.
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as fitting in the Lord. ~ Colossians 3:18
...in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
~ Ephesians 4:1-3
... be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, ...
~ Ephesians 4:31-32
... walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, ...
~ Ephesians 5:1-7
It will be a struggle, but continual attempts
and striving to get it right eventually
is the path for every soul.
Not giving up gets people to heaven.
... so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, ... ~ Philippians 1:20
... acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. ... ~ Romans 12:1-2
Everything we have is of our Lord God Almighty.
┌─> God wants us all and nothing less.
"... went out and sold all that he had and bought it." ~ Matthew 13:45-46
Submit, and yield everything to the Lord.
... they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God.
~ 2nd Corinthians 8:5
We are all stewards.
... we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 4:5
Everything is for Christ.
One has to ask, my will, or God's will?
We do it because we know we can not do it alone.
... It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps. ~ Jeremiah 10:23
Have you faced the fact that you can not live without God?
Nothing does any good unless we commit and submit to God.
We must transform ourselves through Christ.
... you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ ...
~ Ephesians 3:3-5
... to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, ... ~ Ephesians 3:9
When you read My word you will see My truth and beauty.
... And the firmament shows His handiwork. ~ Psalms 19:1
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; ... ~ Psalms 19:7
Recognize the Lord, submit, then and only then
will His words have meaning.
We are all lost in darkness.
... And in His law he meditates day and night. ... ~ Psalms 1:1-3
Continual meditation on His word is what a Christian does.
... That I may meditate on Your word. ~ Psalms 119:147-148
Part of are commitment is reading the word and obeying it in prayer.
... fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us ...
~ Deuteronomy 6:24
Making up your mind can be a problem.
Where is the bottom of your heart?
Do you live by the word?
It must be the way you want to live, choose to live.
... and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
~ Colossians 2:8-10
Christ is our sufficiency.
... we speak in the sight of God in Christ. ~ 2nd Corinthians 2:14-17
I trust in the Lord is of the HEART.
... but pursure righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call ...
~ 2nd Timothy 2:20-22
Transformed Life = Godly Life
Do you get the message? <─┐
... we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, ...
~ Titus 2:11-14
We need to be content with God's arrangement.
KEY = ATTITUDE
God gives you the power to do it.
┌─> God will know.
"I know your works, that you are ..." ~ Revelation 3:15-16
If you submit, you will treasure the word and it will be sufficient.
If you are not Christian, you choose your own will.
Some make a choice by not making a choice.
You are lost until you commit.
Do you serve God or do you serve yourself?
We must train our hearts to remember to turn to God and give our all.
He is our only hope for eternal life.
Only committed souls
will enter the kingdom of God.
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