Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Me I Want To Be- Part 5

“... I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

HOW TO KEEP HOLY MOMENTUM!
"So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites..." Exodus 1:11-12

The more that the devil comes against you, the more God wants to establish & prosper you! Below are 5 momentum builders that will help you become what God has called you to be!

1. Life giving FRIENDSHIPS & PARTNERSHIPS.
“Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.” Psalm 1:1
“He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.” Proverbs 13:20 (NKJV)
2. Positive WORDS & Positive PERSPECTIVE.
“But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.” Psalm 1:2
“There must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes.” Eph. 4:23
“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.” Proverbs 12:25 (NKJV)
Remember, negativity is nothing more than looking at life from the devil’s perspective. Choose your words & the way that you view life with faith!
3. A Commitment To Being PLANTED In God’s House.
The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13 Those who are planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing...” Psalm 92:12-14

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE PLANTED:

-Making Church a custom (habit) in your life
“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
Even in the early Church there were people who started out in the House of God, but whose commitment slipped. Are you in the habit of being positioned in God’s House, or in the habit of forsaking God’s House? One of the keys reasons you need to be planted in the House is so that you can impact the lives of others, by exhorting & encouraging one another.
-Making a contribution to the local church
1 Corinthians 3:9-15 “For we are God's fellow workers...”
Paul understood the importance of partnering with heaven and being a builder of God’s House on earth. God is the architect, the plans have been drawn up, the foundation is laid and now you have been commissioned to labour with God in seeing His purpose fulfilled in the earth. There is no greater privilege than building the one organization that Jesus has promised to build. He is constructing a victorious Church that is strong and magnificent in the earth.
-Being committed to the Church
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her." Ephesians 5:25
Jesus loved the Church to the extent that He was prepared to die for the Church. His love was evidenced by a passion and a commitment to the Church. His commitment was total. To be planted in the House means to give radically, and unreservedly contribute to the purpose of God. Give your time, your treasure and your talent to the House of God.
-A willingness to confront people’s attitudes toward the Church ( see John 2:13-17)
Jesus passionately confronted wrong attitudes about His church. When people begin to criticise or speak negatively about the House of God then be prepared to confront their attitude. Do not allow people who are more interested in building their own business, their own ministry or their own kingdom to detract from your commitment to the House of God.

4. A Commitment To A GENEROUS Spirit.
“...Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, 19 storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.” 1 Timothy 6:17-19
“The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.” Proverbs 11:24
5. A Commitment To CHRIST & His CAUSE.
“...For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37
“The Son of God came for this purpose: to destroy the devil's work.” 1 John 3:8