Thursday, October 8, 2009

Supernatural- Week 1

This past week we kicked off our new series that we're adapting from Lifechurch.tv. One of the key thoughts that I shared was this...GOD WANTS TO BLESS YOUR NATURAL WITH HIS SUPER.

I shared a story the story found in Luke 5:1-11, "One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee,[a] great crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word of God. 2 He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. 3 Stepping into one of the boats, Jesus asked Simon,[b] its owner, to push it out into the water. So he sat in the boat and taught the crowds from there.
4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.”5 “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” 6 And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! 7 A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking.
8 When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m too much of a sinner to be around you.” 9 For he was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught, as were the others with him. 10 His partners, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were also amazed. Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!” 11 And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus."


They made a decision to obey him & they watched God's super be added to their natural. Because their hearts were loyal to Jesus, it was easy for them to obey even when they didn't understand. Their loyalty and obedience to the words of Jesus positioned them for a supernatural blessing. The Bible says in 2 Chron. 16:9, “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him...” The key to God adding his super natural power to your natural situation is to have a heart that is steadfast and loyal. God's desire is to supernaturally bless your life, but it begin with your loyalty to Him.

In Ephesians 1:19-20, it says, “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.” Don't ever forget that God's super will be added to our natural when we walk in obedience and simply believe!