We are geared up for a great new year, come what may!
God is in control! And I'm starting a new series to help us to walk closer to God is this year & to equip us to step into all that He has for us.
Join me as I introduce A closer walk with Jesus series & putting off the old man.
we end this year and start a new one I encourage you to renew your relationship with God. Take it from head knowledge to a heart connection.
In Him, Mae
See below for my complete notes.
Ephesians 4:22-24 King James Version
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
1 Peter 2:9 King James Version
9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
As we end this year and start a new one I encourage you to renew your relationship with God.
Take it from head knowledge to a heart connection.
If it is just things we know but know heart connection then there is no relationship and it’s as the saying goes for parents, “ Rules without relationship breeds rebellion.”
It’s got to be in the heart and a relationship.
The more we put on the old man and put on the new man, we then draw closer and closer to God to have an intimate relationship. That seeks, hungers, and shirts after God, His ways, and His righteousness.
Then do we have the Love of God and the power of God working in our lives.
I believe there is more of God that we are not tapping into. It's either because we are not hungry or thirsty enough for Him, or it's because we are too comfortable where we are at and the way we are living. We don't want to rock the boat. We don't want to get uncomfortable. We don't want to change.
To fully experience the power and the working of the Lord in our lives we have to fully surrender. We have to give up our will for His and let go of things to receive all that He has for us.
This process may be hard. Takes trusting, surrendering, and committing.
We are to hunger and thirst after God and His righteousness. Jesus said to seek first the Kingdom of God.
We want more of God and His blessings, but we don't want to do the homework. His takes discipline, prayer, reading, yearning
We have to get the point where we are no longer satisfied with just a little of God.
We can either keep Him at arm's link or in His arms.
If we not willing to go all in and all out for God then we probably aren't in at all.
Too often it appears that people are seeking heaven more than God Himself.
Is it God we really want or just salvation and heaven?
If we don't want God here on earth and to live the life for Him that that intails then we won't have God later in heaven.
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
My first 7 years of blogging.
Great inspirational reading!
"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae