Thursday, December 12, 2013

Health Living Journal Shelved

I did not fully commit to the journal experience when I began.  I have not completely shelved my goals.  Life has happened, and my blogging took the first hit.  I have been reading other things and look forward to post more.

I am in a major transition phase of my life and am looking forward to all God has planned in and through it.  Each day is a journey, and I plan to live every moment for the glory of God.
My eyes are re-focusing on the vision~To Know God and to Make God Known.  The "how to" can be difficult, unless you surrender to God and his leading.

How to KNOW God
II Chronicles 7:14~If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

I must humble myself, pray, seek God's face, and turn from my sins.  This is a great starting place to KNOW God.  
Humility~a lowliness, a submissive, and servant-like posture before the Lord and others.
Pray~Praise, Repent, Ask, and Yield is what I think of with the word "PRAY."  It is a way to pray and be specific to particular things such as God's awesome power, my sins, my petitions for me and others, and surrender to the Holy Spirit who lives in me as a believer.
Seek~Seek means to look for something usually of importance or with urgency.  If I seek God's face, there must be an urgency there. I can "look", "glance", and "scan" for something. But when I "seek" something, there is the underlying meaning of getting to the bottom of something, finding something, digging beneath the surface to KNOW what is there.  Where do I seek God's face?  I can see Him in his creation, but ultimately I must seek his face in the Word of God.
Turn~Turn means to change directions.  To turn from my wicked ways, I must change directions.  I must change to directions of my body, mind, and will to the things of God.

How to make God KNOWN
Matthew 28:19, 20~Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

As I get to KNOW God, I want to tell others about Him.  God commands me to GO, teach, and ultimately make disciples.
GO~Go.  Where? How about to work. Or my neighbor's house.  Or the homeless man on the street corner.  How about the cashier at the grocery store. 
Teach~Who? ALL nations.  Begin where I am.  What do I teach?  The gospel, the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ.  I must tell them what He has done for me.
Disciple~The ultimate goal is to lead others to Christ, and train them up in the ways of God, so they will in turn tell others about Him. The GOOD NEWS multiplies and spreads just by telling a few people about what He has done in my life. WOW! That is an amazing thing!
God's Promises~They are our promises for the taking and claiming as long as we do our part.
Hear from heaven
Forgive sins
Heal the land
He will never leave you

The best part is that the Holy Spirit lives within us as believers, and when we trust him and put our faith in Him.  He will do the work in and through us, because we can't do it ourselves.
Wow! Teaching myself on this.  This was not where I anticipated this post going, but it is truly on my heart.  I am ready and preparing myself to claim those wonderful promises of God.


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