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'memba

12/16/2009

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Back to the Basics: Week 5

The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 12:1 – “Remember your Creator, in the days of your youth…”

Why would God’s Word tell us to remember Him…?

It must be because He knows it’s so easy to forget Him in these years of our lives.

Think about it: how many days & activities have you ventured through…all without keeping God in mind?

I surely find myself forgetting God in areas of my day.

But the Bible says to “Remember your Creator, in the days of your youth…”

Every day.

It also says, in 2 Timothy 2:8, “Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead…”

Yet I don’t always remember him.

This is where the solution comes into play: spending your morning with Them.

It's not a complete fix to the problem, but it greatlyhelps. It sets order!

In the New Testament, the Bible says “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed…” (Mark 1:35)

Alone time with God is so extremely vital. Especially morning time, when we get up – it’s such a vital part of starting our day. In fact, it’s so important, that Jesus did it.

I encourage you to start your day off (tomorrow or today) in alone time with God – because this will help you focus on and remember Him throughout the day. Go ahead, set your phone calendar/alarm now! And do it!

Remember………remember. Never forget

Why? Because what needed to be forgotten is forgotten (see below), now it’s time to constantly remember God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit….the love….and it’s time to praise.

“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."

Remember your Creator, in the days of your youth…”

If you do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ…with God…then I encourage you to read Romans 10:9-13 here: http://read.ly/Rom10.9.NIV

And know this: He wants a relationship with you. If you want to know more about how to start a relationship with God, then I encourage you to FB message me or txt/call me @ 405-315-4837!

Rememba’!

Time-to-Talk!:

Q1: Have you been remembering God? Be honest here, because dishonesty to yourself in this question will only lead to more problems.

Q2: Where do you drift away from God (time-wise) the most? Where do you lose track of Him?

In response to your answer on Q2, I propose this: Start seeking God in the front, middle, and end of those times. It is vital - so vital - because nothing is more important than God, even though everything around us is trying to compete for what He deserves - our thoughts, attitudes, hearts, minds, and strengths.

Remember!

Let's get some convo going! (P.s.: Don't forget to set your schedule with God for tomorrow morning - first thing to do out of bed!)
 
Back to the Basics
Week 1: Surrender
10 minutes


There comes a point in our lives where we have to ask ourselves, “Am I really fully surrendered to God?”

     …if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is LORD,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.    Romans 10:9-10
   
    Grk: Kyrios: Lord, master, owner.

It’s hard, but it is so easy…I have to purposely pursue this. Denying myself and surrendering my life to my King. It’s hard, but it is so easy…because the Spirit of God enables me to do it.

Surrender

    And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple…any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.    Luke 14:27, 33

    For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.     Matthew 16:25





    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.    John 3:16

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Discussion Questions:

    What is hindering you from fully surrendering to God?

    Write out 2 things you need to move out of the way of your path with God.

    Write out 2 things you need to, and purposely will, move into your journey with God.