Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Everyone needs to be born again and to do that means we repent of all sins, turning from our own way and coming over to God's way. That simply means acknowledging that Jesus The Christ is Lord over all our life. Then God's Holy Spirit gives us the power to live this overcoming life. We can trust the Holy Spirit to lead us into all the fullness of the life God wants for us individually, and as a body.
Jesus said in John 10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."
This abundant life only comes when we live life His way, being led by His Spirit on a daily basis and walking in faith daily.
In John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
In obeying The Lord we will have to do some new things in our new lifestyle and probably do some other things differently. The Word of God is the wisdom of God for us now.
Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. and in all your getting, get understanding.
As you read and meditate on His Word, God will speak to you through it and give you direction.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Psalm 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.
God will encourage you by His Word!
Psalm 119:107 I have been afflicted very much; revive me, O Lord, according to Your Word.
The Word is like a love letter from God to us!
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
In John 8:31-32 Jesus said, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
As most of you already know, you are not saved by your good works, but by God's race and your faith.
Romans 10:9-10 That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
That's a heart and mouth condition for walking in the fullness of all God has for us. Living our lives in a way that pleases God is our faith confirmation to God that Jesus truly is Lord over all our life.
SPECIAL NOTICE: First Thursday Faith Connection starts on Thursday February 1, 2018 at 7.30 - 9.00pm, and will continue on the FIRST Thursday of each month through the rest of the year. The meetings will be a community outreach with teaching by Dr Norm. Invite friends and neighbours who need to be saved or need a touch from The Lord! BRIGHT SINGING and POWERFUL WORD MESSAGES will be the key!