Category: Viewpoint -
 
Happy New Year everyone!

I appreciate every one of you!

Dominate this new year, humbled to & with the power of God!

"Therefore this is what the LORD says, 'If you repent, I will restore you.'"   Jeremiah 15:19

Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first...    Revelation 2:5

...I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead...   Philippians 3:13

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 lifeJohn 3:16

'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!)
 
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!!