I tried to correct abbreviations, etc I had in my notes. I think this should communicate the essence of what I brought in today’s first two sessions:
WHAT’S GOING ON INSIDE?
Where you are coming from matters because your point of origin determines your frame of reference.
Eph 4:1 …I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received…
Eph 4:7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people…
Your call comes with gifts! You life is precisely equipped with the exact abilities & experiences your dreams require.
God reveals the dream to awaken the sound, which attracts attention of heaven & earth calling resources into your life to fulfill the purposes of God.
Very natural for the sound of the dream to emerge when we get the atmosphere right.
Pool = algae Stop scrubbing the start cultivating atmosphere that will produce the change!
Change is a process and not an event. Change needs an atmosphere not single decision
We can never produce what God has called us to produce if we don’t 1st process what God has called us to process.
When we are spiritually well we supernaturally empowered
Mark 4 Jesus in the storm – had peace inside and it calmed storm outside. God’s always trying to deal w atmosphere of hearts bc that’s what positions us to deal effectively w what’s going on in world around us.
Within you right` now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. Just need to get the atmosphre right.
Gen 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. NAS
Gen 26:6-7 So Isaac lived in Gerar. When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, “She is my sister. NAS
Moabites & Ammonites:
- Result of Lot’s sin with daughters – Gen 19
- Place where we lose our sons and fathers – Ruth
- 2 Sam 11 David falls into sexual sin w Bathsheba.
- 2 Sam 8 Fought Moabites.
- 2 Sam 10 = Ammonites.
Lot more going on spiritually than any of us realize
Gal 6:1-2 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
CONTEXT = Gal 6:9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grw weary.
Intercession is standing in gap.
Some of your battles are not your own. The greatest gift you can give your family, your friends and your world is an inspired, vibrant you
CREATED FOR COMMUNITY:
Connection brings provision.
Sometimes just 1 connection that takes you to the next dimension.
Connection brings provision in many ways in our lives. Disconnection brings destruction in many ways.
Belly Button reminds us that we came into this world connected to somebody. God’s plan involves continued connection on a healthy relational level that sharpens our lives and awakens gifts and anointings within us.
Eph 4:16 from Christ the whole body is joined & held together as each joint supplies, growing and building itself up in love.
Character defects grow for yrs beneath surface of our lives. Easier projct image of adequacy rather than taking an honest and unsettling look at ourselves.
The battle takes place before the behavior. Samson lost his inner fortitude before he ever lost his hair
Prov 30 way of man w maiden = snake/rock, ship/sea, eagle/sky = no trail!
Greatest tragedy ever, is sick ch in a dying world.” -L Ravenhill
Nathan addressed David and David repented immediately! It wasn’t that David couldn’t see his sin. It was simply that he could not see his sin alone.
Transformation into God’s image requires community with God’s people.