2017 - WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER DESIRES AND PLEASURES Psalm 19:9 The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, Yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. One of the greatest keys in life is to intentionally create desires for things that bring you lasting pleasure. In a world seeking instant gratification and pleasure from any source - it behoves us to know what God says will bring true pleasure - without the resultant sorrow. The blessing of the Lord makes one rich and adds no sorrow with it. THREE THINGS 1. BELIEVE GOD'S WORD TO BE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS FOR EVERYTHING It is our rule of life. It is our promise of a blessed life. It is our pattern of eternal life. You either believe it - or you don't. 2. VALUE GOD'S WORD ABOVE ALL ELSE Above riches and honour and position. It is worth far more to you than all else. If it is not in your mouth - it is not in your heart. If it is not hidden in your heart - it has little value to you. 3. DELIGHT YOURSELF IN HIS WORD When His word becomes sweeter to you than all else - you will long for it daily. It is your pleasure - to search out His treasure. When it is sweet in your mouth - you know it is loaded with faith. When God's word fits your mouth - it frames your life - and forms your future. MORE VALUABLE THAN FINE GOLD MORE PLEASURABLE THAN SWEET HONEY
2017 - TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER WE ARE FORMED AS WE FOLLOW... 1. LIFE IS ALL ABOUT THE JOURNEY It's the journey It's the climb It's the path We are FORMED into His image as we FOLLOW Him in obedience. Our path is for His purpose. 2. LIFE IS NEVER A DESTINATION - BUT A DETERMINATION We are determined to press on in life - and to never settle down. Our determination is to fulfil His plan and purpose. 3. THE PATH LINKS TWO POINTS. Where you were - and where you will be. Your path is your transition FROM.... - from glory to glory - from strength to strength - from one day to a new day - from one assignment to the next. 4. THE PATH HAS MANY TWISTS AND TURNS The path of life is often complex - arduous and challenging. However our promise from God is that He will give us hinds feet in high places to scale and overcome even the toughest of climbs. 5. THE PATH OF THE JUST WINDS UPWARD We are called to live with ever increasing faith. Greater things are ahead. The reason God wants to make you more like Jesus - is so He can give you more of His fulness. 6. THE GOAL IS TO BE PLEASING TO HIM WHO CALLED US. The goal of life is never about accomplishment or possessions - but always about becoming like him. FAITH - pleases God HOPE- pleases God LOVE - pleases God Life's great question! AM I LIVING TO PLEASE MY SAVIOUR?
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2017 - MONDAY 16 OCTOBER POWER OF BOASTING A. BOASTING THAT BRINGS BLESSING Psalm 34:2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; Psalm 44:8 In God we boast all day long, And praise Your name forever. B. BOASTING THAT BRINGS CURSING 1. BOAST PREMATURELY 1 Kings 20:11 So the king of Israel answered and said, “Tell him, ‘Let not the one who puts on his armor boast like the one who takes it off.’ ” 2. BOAST IN WEALTH Psalm 49:6 Those who trust in their wealth And boast in the multitude of their riches, 3. BOAST IN EVIL Psalm 52:1 Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The goodness of God endures continually. 4. BOAST IN LONGEVITY Psalm 90:10 The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 5. BOAST IN SELF Psalm 94:4 All the workers of iniquity boast in themselves. 6. BOAST IN THEIR SELF DESIGNED SPIRITUALITY Psalm 97:7 Let all be put to shame who serve carved images, Who boast of idols. 7. BOAST OF THE FUTURE Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth. MY ONLY BOAST Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.