Watch what you hear in church, it may kill God’s dream in you

Empowered by Grace

I have found that in many cases after spending time in the church people felt dis-empowered rather than empowered by what they were hearing.

Both Debra and I certainly found this to be true growing up in church. Yes, I heard scriptures proclaimed that "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" yet at the same time heard a conflicting message that said, you'd better be careful about pride or "you better be careful not to be out of God's will."

We heard messages about the continual need and process of dying to self and flesh and yet never understood what the finished work of Christ meant for us in our lives. Joseph Prince in his book Destined To Reign writes about the mixed messages we hear about God. "Sometimes God is good, sometimes He is not! Sometimes He is happy, sometimes He is not!" He goes on to write that this is because many are living  between two covenants -- The old covenant of law and the new covenant of grace.

Welcome to Schizophrenic Christianity!

Empowered by GraceOn the other hand, we also hear the message of Grace, that God had done it all for us through Jesus Christ. This leads many to believe that we are to sit and do nothing.  Let me assure you, God loves you unconditionally no matter what our limiting beliefs may or may not be about ourselves.

We hear the phrase "All of Him and none of Me" and then we sit down and do nothing!  A correct understanding of the phrase speaks of our complete dependence on Jesus where it concerns our salvation. The Bible teaches that we are saved "not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,not of works, lest anyone should boast."

The phrase, All of Him and none of me means I can't add one thing to what He already did for me on the cross!  It doesn't mean for me to stop living life, improving my life or making a difference with my life.

You don't have to be afraid to take that next step!

Many people are afraid they are somehow going to miss God if they think with their own brain to make a decision about their life. Friend Dave Duell tells audiences all the time; Most people are sitting at a red light waiting for it to turn green, instead you need to know you have a green light and you only stop when you see a red light. 

Bottom line, stop being afraid to step out and take a  risk! Trust in the scripture that indeed Philippinans 2:13 is true when it says; "It is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

 Live life my friend!

 

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Principles To Live By – Infographic

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PrinciplesToLiveBy

#1 I am more than what I am currently experiencing in my life!

Although the current circumstances and problems in my life look impossible, I affirm that "I am more than a conqueror."

#2 The conclusions about who I am and what I am capable of do not come from my past definitions or experiences.

I reject the old mindsets of the past and I embrace the new! I trust in the greater one inside of me. His conclusions about my life are not based upon a greater truth.

#3 I am created to supersede and rise above the dictates of my  environment; not to be controlled by it!

#4 I am complete and the moment I come into that awareness is the moment I truly start experiencing it!

#5 I believe that limitless living can only be found by an identity capable of supporting it!

#6 I believe that my genesis is in God!

I am God's idea, he created me for purpose. I have his DNA which means, growth, creativity and fulfillment belongs to me.

#7  I believe that all humanity has been restored to live in harmony of their original design and blueprint.

The only criteria for enjoying the full benefits are to simply believe, trust and rely in God’s grace gift!

#8 I believe... that Gods grace gift to the world is the finished and completed work which took place through Jesus Christ!

#9 I believe... It is this Good News that leads me to a radical mind shift where it concerns my identity, original blueprint and design of what is truly possible for my life!

#10 I believe... Once this truth is discovered it leads me to understand that "I AM ENOUGH!"

In other words, the need driven drives of my life have been met, I am complete! This is the definition of true contentment, peace and joy which is the aspiration of all humanity.