Monday, May 18, 2009

Entering Into Your Journey Part 3

Philippians 1:6 says, "He who began a good work in you is faithful. He will complete it until the day of His return."

I wanted to expand on the four areas we discussed yesterday. Those four areas are being connected to a local church, serving others, giving and not being luke warm.

3) Giving
Lets break this down to three ways to give: GIVE WILLINGLY.“For if the willingness is there, your gift is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you don't have." (2 Corinthians 9:12)"Each one should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under pressure ..." (I Corinthians 9:7a) GIVE CHEERFULLY.“...for God loves a cheerful giver!” (2 Corinthians 9:7b) GIVE SACRIFICIALY."They gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service ..." (2 Corinthians 8:3-4) GIVE EXPECTANTLY."Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly; and whoever sows generously will reap generously." (2 Corinthians 9:6)

4) Not being luke warm:
Today lets make the choice are you going to follow Him or are you going to follow the world. Either you are in or out, don’t be lukewarm. Read Revelation 3:14-22 about the Church in Laodicea who was lukewarm. Confess Him as your Lord and follow Him for the rest of your life and never look back. My greatest fear lies in these following scriptures: Matthew 7:21-23 which states: Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!” This scripture keeps me on the path to HIM.

1 comment:

Brian Miller said...

happy monday. hope you have a great week. giving for us became easier the more we did it...