How to walk with God

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2 Timothy 3:16 – All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.

Inspirations – ‘God breathed’. The Word of God is the writings of the Holy Spirit. When we agree with the Word we are in alignment with the Holy Spirit.

The New Testament is a contract written by the Holy Spirit. It could be called the new ‘agreement’. Every time you speak the Word, believe & receive it, you enter into covenant with God.

The Power of God is realized within us when we stop disagreeing with the truth and start agreeing with the Word even when it doesn’t look like it’s working.

Walk with God – agree with Him.

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The Cain button

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Genesis 4:6-7 – “So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And it’s desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”

Cain was angry because his younger brother was getting blessed and he wasn’t.

All of us have a Cain button. When it’s pushed we get angry. Cain sulked. His bottom lip dropped. His face was dark with resentment.

God counsels Cain to deal with it. “Do what the brother is doing that causes blessing’ – bring the tithe, the offering that God called for.

Gift giving is about giving someone what they want or wold like, rather than forcing what we want to give them, on them.

Cain’s unresolved unforgiving sullen attitude was an open door for the devil (murderer) to take over his life. We always have the choice as to who will rule in our life, us or sin.

Start the year with a great attitude. Clean out the old. Switch on the new.

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Wise men

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Matthew 2:2 – …saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

These ‘wise men’, travelled from a far and distant place to find God with the purpose of giving rather than getting.

They came to give, not to get even though it was God.

They saw worship and giving as synonymous. It’s impossible to worship without giving something of value to God.

Our worship is empty lip service if it costs us nothing!

Amazing that strangers and foreigners had a better recognition of Christ at all levels, than of the locals.

The local King (Herod) sought Christ to kill Him. The wise men sought Him to worship Him.

Make sure whatever star you decide to follow connects you closer to Christ!

Merry Christmas!

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Again

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Genesis 4:25 – And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, “For God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed.”

The 1st family of the human race proved to be extremely dysfunctional to say the least. When one of your children kills your only other child you could be tempted to give up on parenting but Adam and Eve decided to go again!

You may have failed at something this past year. It may have died. However, don’t resign to failure and say I’ll never do that again. Go again!

Getting fit, losing weight, giving up addictions, getting out of debt. Completing education, relationships, finance – all these have bad days, but you have got to get up and GO AGAIN!

God wants to recover and replace what you have lost, but that won’t happen until you GO AGAIN!

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Step out!

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Hebrews 11:8 – By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Without faith we can’t obey God. The Israelites failed to enter the Promised land because of unbelief. Obedience always calls for courage, trust and faith.

Faith is taking the first step without knowing what the second will be!

We get guidance when we start moving. We only use the steering wheel once the car is moving.

Abraham did not know the actual destination but God called him to a journey of faith.

Take the 1st step, then doors will open, ideas, people and resources will flow to you. Step out and light will come.

You’ll never experience God’s power (walk on water) until you step out of the boat.

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Focus

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Proverbs 4:25 – Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you.

In a world with a thousand option it’s not hard to get distracted.

You can’t walk or run your course looking sideways at how others are running, or looking back letting the past ruin your present or future.

Focus is essential for achieving your dream. This is discipline.

Without focus the dream won’t materialise.

Staying focussed and undistracted is more about what you don’t do! Say NO to the things that distract you from your goal.

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Worship is War

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Psalm 8:2 – Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength. Because of your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger.

Jesus quotes this in Matt 21:16 when the people are praising Him.

When we praise, thank, worship, glorify God throughout our days, we create a climate that defeats the devil in our lives.

We get stronger when we worship. ‘Abraham, grew stronger in faith, giving glory to God’.

We silence the voice of the accuser when we worship.

We give power (enthrone) to whoever we praise. When we praise God we enthrone Him and give Him power over our lives.

Let’s worship together in the House today!

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