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Old 08-02-2012, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Frederick, MD
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Default Let Me Hear Your Word and Obey

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God is always speaking to us, whether we hear Him speak directly to us, or in visions, and dreams. God uses other people to speak to us from prophetic Words, and God uses His living Word in the bible to speak to us. God is always speaking to us, so why is it so hard for us to hear Him all the time? For me personally, I get what I like to call Saulitis…that’s (Saul)(itis). Never heard of it? Check it out…

1 Samuel 15:22-24 (ESV)
22 And Samuel said, “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.
23 For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has also rejected you from being king.”
24 Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.

It is all too easy for us to sin, and then run to God and say we are sorry. It is all too easy for us to sin and directly disobey God for fear from others, and fear for our own self-worth. This is what happened to Saul. God gave him direct orders on what to do, and how to do it, yet Saul continued to disobey God and do what either he felt was best, or what the people thought was best. Remember Isaiah 55:9?

It is hard to be obedient to God, for our sin always wants to get in the way. Praise God we have Jesus to forgive us for this sin, and who is our intercessor and mediator for us. What happens though when we start to become like Saul, and our “I’m sorry’s” lose the repenting part; you know, the part where we are to turn from our sin. This is Saulitis , where we directly disobey God, where we don’t want to turn from our sin, where we put the words of people, and our own self above the Word of God.

So what do you do? Repent, this is the first key step, repent. In all ways let yourself be convicted of the disobedience whether it makes sense to you or not. Truly want to turn from it, even if it means suffering, or rejection from the world. To be obedient to God’s Word, no matter how you hear Him, is pleasing to the Lord.

Father, I pray today that I see the parts of my life where I am not being obedient to your Word, Lord let me repent of this today, truly want to turn from these sins, and seek only your face, and your presence. Father I surrender myself in all ways to you, I can’t do this alone Lord, I need you. Forgive me Lord for my sins, let me draw strength from you to stand on your solid rock, and to stand firm against the world…Lord we ask this today in the mighty name of Jesus…Amen

Is there a part of your life where you are not following His Word?
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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Amen & Hallelujah to these Words of Truth Revdforster! Good to see you posting again.

....Shalom Aleichem achi (Peace be with you brother)
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Frederick, MD
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Good to be back brother
Blessings!!!
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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What happens when you get a different message than another person about the same thing?
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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Default Make Me as You Are Jesus

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Is there a part of your life where you are not following His Word?
To be honest, every moment in a day can be suspect, and demands careful attention to ones beliefs, attitude towards other Christians and compassion for non-believers. Making sure one is not harbouring ill-will and deceiving ones-self. It's a tough call. But doing sword practice with you guys on the forum has highlighted to me again the number of scriptures that are for our instruction, comfort and support from the Lord, and that I am not alone but share similar difficulties, temptations and desires . My hope has always been that of Philippians 3: 9-11, even when I stray from the path of righteousness for a moment.


"And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead."

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Old 08-03-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Frederick, MD
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Pray...pray...and more prayer. Then fellowship with other believers and ask them to pray on it as well, and then pray with you...bottom line...PRAY
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