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Sunday, 6 July 2014

Day 1 of Fasting and Prayer for Spiritual Renewal

 "Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way."

Psalm 139:23-24 NASB

Did you know that the person you are used to living as may not be the real you? I believe many people say they know God but that is as far as they can go. I can say I know someone even though I have never even met them. Knowing God in person comes through prayer and study of His word the Bible. By taking time to pray and study His word God reveals to us more of His character and as we apply that in our lives we are transformed into His image and likeness. As I am transformed which means the thoughts in my mind are changed to His thoughts, my motives in my heart are transformed into service to God and my emotions and feelings are transformed into joy and peace no matter the situation. This transformation brings out the REAL ME the person God originally created me to be.

Each day you have choices to make and those choices can have transforming power of God's Holy Spirit or they can be selfish and laced with no hope.

So today what will your choices be?

I believe that many of us are deceived into thinking we are okay. We are so used to making all the decisions in our lives separate from God. Worse yet we often go through each day not asking God about any decisions so our life with Jesus is not a choice at all. I hear people all the time say things like "I want to lose weight" but they keep eating the same food, "I want to study the Bible" but they keep the same busy schedule giving no time for God, I think the words that cut the deepest to me are "I just want to be loved" yet we keep acting unlovable and keep the same destructive thought patterns about ourselves a true lie from Satan which many believe.

Today I want you to know that you do not have to continue to live this way. Today you can make a choice to give up your pride and selfishness, ask God reveal to you today the thoughts, motives and feelings that are not from Him. Ask for forgiveness and ask Him to teach you His thoughts, feelings and motives. God's thoughts about you are much different then yours are of you. Start today to begin to discover the REAL YOU. Start a regiment of prayer and Bible Study get connected to a Church and learn how to serve others. Begin to praise God ahead of time of what He desires to reveal to you about you. God loves you and cares about you give Him opportunity to transform you into the REAL YOU the person He originally created you to be.

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Posted on 07/06/2014 7:00 PM by Pastor Dan
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 Luke 1:80 (NAS)
And the child continued to grow and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel.
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