Category: Distract -
 
Hey! Check out this quick video and then read the blog post below!
You Against You = Not What GOD wants

Matthew 12:25 – Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, ‘Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.’…”

When I am against myself – I will not stand.

But we say, “No – I must die and Christ must live.” Yes – but check this out – is God against you or for you?

For you.

We shouldn’t be against ourselves, but be for ourselves – who we are in Jesus Christ.

What Christ said wasn’t to constantly cut yourself down, but to lose yourself and make Him Lord.

Bringing yourself down all the time will get you nowhere – trust me, I know. Rather than cutting ourselves down (which is not what Christ wants us to do), we must be for ourselves as people of Christ.

Believe in Christ’s power in your life – believe – believe – believe- & be.

A house divided against itself will fall.

But stand in & let Christ’s power work through you in everything you do (Philippians 4:13).

Say to yourself, “This is one house not divided – but secure with the foundation of Jesus Christ.”

Fruit-caking wake up and experience the power we have to overcome everything in Jesus Christ!!! Don't be divided against yourself.


Q
-&-A:

1)      Where have you been cutting yourself down the most? How has that been productive? Realize that cutting yourself down is counter-productive to building yourself and God's Kingdom up.

2)      What does God say about you? Don’t believe lies that Satan tells you, but look through the Bible & write down 5 things that God says about you. (i.e.: He made you in His image…; For God so loved you that He sent His one and only Son…)

3)      Pray, simply, that God would help you overcome your problem areas of self-image and that He’d give you His strength to conquer & overcome for His Glory. That He'd let you see yourself as He sees you. Believe.

 
Drifting Away from God, week 2.
Special Guest speaker: Craig Groeschel, Pastor of LifeChurch.tv!

This week we take another look at how to avoid drifting away from God...(in other words, how to run toward Him! :) )

I encourage you to write down / type out your answers to the questions that are asked in the video. Just simply pause the video, type out your response and save it for yourself, or post it so we can read it! I would love to get some great discussion started out of this video! So please start discussing! I will be posting my responses around Tuesday/Wednesday!

And in case you did not know, to comment simply click on the "comments" link at the top right of the video (right above it) (it will be there every week).

I look forward to some great discussion and hope God moves in you through the words spoken!

In Christ!

Jared
 
Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.  Revelation 2:5

What's your 1-degree that you need to eliminate?
How are you going to eliminate it?

Pray and ask God for help in these things! Burn with passion to be on track!

God, Jesus Christ & the Spirit will help you!
 
Right now I am flying at 11,500ft in a private plane…and I was just thinking how interesting it is with the different viewpoints we get throughout life.

You know, one day my viewpoint will be one completely looking at God.

The next day I’ll be looking at my own wants.

And I’ve found that everyday my focus is completely on God I am completely full of joy!

Focus & viewpoint completely on God = complete joy

So why do I keep going back to a mindset and viewpoint of life focused on me? It’s one of Satan’s experiments for this generation. He deceives us into thinking we'll have more joy focusing on what we want and attaining those things.

But every time I pull a switcheroo (that’s an actual word by the way) and focus on God, I am filled with so much more happiness and joy!

Chance? No, it’s just how God has set things up. We keep our view and focus on Him and life is better!

And I’m glad….b/c I love God and it reminds me to constantly be with Him.

Life sucky? Pull a switcheroo and change your life focus to God. It’s God’s way of life.

I encourage you to pray that God helps renew and refine your mind to constantly look at life with a perspective focused on Him….and His love.

God bless you!

 

And as a quick side note: Of course we have to think about certain things throughout life, like school, work, and life in general. But we need to go throughout life with a focus and perspective centered on God…Just make sure he is first and then comes school, work and etc.

Because that’s how God created life to be beautiful!

Satan’s experiment is to distract you and change your view to one looking away from God.

But we know to keep our eyes on the King :) !

 

Discussion Questions:

Is your current life perspective focused on God?

How does Satan try to distract you or remove your focus from God?

Identify those things and pray for God’s help concerning them! He loves you so much!!