Tuesday 18 January 2011

Living from God

Glory to God!

God is speaking to us about Living in the fear of the Lord, showing us what it means to live from Him, because of Him and for Him as we rely on Him, respond to Him and revere Him in order to live godly lives in fellowship with Him, doing what pleases Him.

On Sunday the Lord showed us what it means to live from the past, the present and the future and that whatever we live from will determine how we think, what we feel, how we perceive things, and how we behave.

Living from the past

Those who live from the past instead of living from their new life in Christ carry a memorial with them that leaves them in bondage to guilt and shame (Mark 5:1-15). Forgiveness is the key to breaking the chains of the past to make room for the healing presence of God.

Living from the present

Those who depend on their present circumstances to experience and know God do not live from God but from their circumstances. Faith in God means the believer lives beyond the present circumstances in complete dependency on God (Phil. 4:10-13; 2 Cor. 11:23-29).

Living from the future

Those who live from God, live from the truth of what is to come (Rom. 4:18-25; 1 Peter 1:8,9).
Those who live from God, live free from the past and beyond their present circumstances, living from the future (Rom. 4:17; Heb. 11:1,24-27). The believer's future hope in the natural is a present reality in the spiritual (compare 2 Cor. 15 with Eph. 2:6).
We praise God for His awesome revelation to us!

On Sunday we also rejoiced with the Philippine Church in Mindanao as we received reports of their thanksgiving for the gift we gave them this past Christmas. We praise God that we can glorify His name through offerings that bless the Body of Christ across the world (see 2 Cor. 9:12-15).

On Sunday evening all our friends that attend our monthly soup kitchen for the homeless and needy were invited to a special dinner provided by the NH hotel group. Our precious people were served a delicious meal and blessed by Claudia Lemperle who sang for them and worshipped with them. We praise God for these opportunities to bless those who are so close to God's heart!

We are looking forward to having Bengt Wedemalm minister to us on the 30th of January and we are excited to be connected to such a great man of faith!

Quote of the week:

"By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible." Heb. 11:24-27

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