Driven by Eternity

We all have impurities. God must put us each through a refining fulfill our destiny. Complacency is an enemy. Is your walk with God just OK? Rev 3:15-18 Lukewarm and He will spit you out. Don’t ride the fence. Everyone is on fire for something: football, poker, food, sex. “How ya doin’?” “Fine. Fine.” Is my attitude that I need more of You or “Good enough”. Mediocrity sucks away vision. Ps 42:1 As the deer pants.. Prov 4:23 Guard your heart. Eat a McDonald’s every day and your arteries become clogged. Our spiritual arteries are clogged by pride, bitterness. That blocks the flow of the Holy spirit and is an open door for the enemy.

 If you played football or other sports in high school, at halftime you’re down 24-0. What is the coach’s comments during halftime? “Great, just keep doing what you’re doing.” or “How bad do you want it? Are you willing to give it all you’ve got?”” Are you going to just give up or make a change? Are you hungry? Do you really want change or do you just want the pain to stop? Luke 7 Simon vs. the woman who anointed Jesus. Which one was really hungry?

 What does it take to receive from God:

  1. Contrite heart  Is 6:5-6 Woe is me for I am undone. Aren’t you glad you don’t have to kiss a burning coal to receive cleansing? Repentance attracts God. 2Cor 7:10 “For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.” Not just sorry you got caught. Psalm 51: 7-12 Broken fellowship. Rom 8:1 No condemnation.
  2. Passionate pursuit. Zacchaeus – rich, drove the best donkey, hated by society, but he pursued God with passion. If God’s going to show up, be there. Luke 18 Bartimaeus Woman with bleeding. Four friends. Insanity is… Time to take a new path.  Prov 18:12 Way that seems right. Jer 29:13 Seek with all your heart. Overcome or be overcome. Going after God as much as for example money.
  3. Receive the Word as spoken by God. 1Thes 2:13 Curse of familiarity. Mat 13:54-58 Carpenter’s son. Not out of Readers Digest or downloaded from the internet. Heb 4:1-2 mix faith with the Word. How is God going to help you?
  4. Overcoming faith. What obstacles do you face? “Your faith has made you whole.” Come to see what is happening or decided to press in. That determines your future.
  5. Ready for expansion. Ready to be stretched. Is 54:1-3 What size is your faucet?

 Eph 3:20 more than we could ask or think according to the power working in you. Take the lid off. Rom 12:2 Mind renewal. If I change for a time then go back to old ways it is because I have not changed my thinking. Hang around turkeys and eventually you’ll end up being dinner. It is time to go higher!

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