ATHLETES IN THE SPIRIT # 2
Romans 8:6 The Message Those who trust God’s action in them
find the God’s Spirit is in them-living and breathing God!
ONE WOMANS SEARCH
To experience the living and breathing God.
After years of trying to
Work up the awareness of God’s Presence
And finding she was not being successful.
WHAT STOOD IN HER WAY?
The lack of knowing
Proper training procedure.
Just like an athlete in training,
Learning skill that work best.
Romans 8:7,8 the Message: Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end;
attention to God leads us out in the open, into spacious, free life.
Focusing on self is the opposite of focusing on God.
Anyone completely absorbed in self, ignores God and what He is doing.
HER TRAINING PROGRAM
Denying our pattern of thinking
That has been the big part of her life.
What happened in the past,
Rehearsing over and over, the negatives
The “Would if’s” of her life.
And the “If only’s”.
These negatives that have brought
Negative results and destruction to her.
GETTING AWAY FROM
The empty chatter of thoughts
That has been a part of her human nature
All her life.
Now developing spiritual muscles
That will bring in the glorious life
God has planned for her.
THE NEW WORK-OUT PATTERN
Focusing on God,
Being thankful in all things,
Singing and making melody in her heart to him.
Enjoying the wonders of His creation.
BUILDING SPIRITUAL MUSCLES
Takes work, being alert to this exercise.
Changing the pattern of lifelong thinking, not easy.
When she failed, she got up and exercised some more.
Practice makes perfect.
But as she trained, she begin to see results.
THE LORD TOLD THIS LADY
“When a negative thought comes to mind,
Use it to remind you to Worship Me.”
GETTING UPSET WITH
What someone said or did,
Instead of meditating on that
Quickly she would Rejoice in the Lord.
All the negatives leave her spirit.
She is free. How amazing.
THE GREATEST RESULT:
Now she is experiencing more and more of
God’s wonderful presence.
It is like His presence comes in with joy,
Without striving, delighting her.
She is winning her race—the goal?
The Kingdom of Heaven manifested.
Romans 8:9-11 The Message: But if God has taken up residence in your life,
you can hardly be thinking more of yourself than of Him…..
It stands to reason, doesn't it, if the alive and present God,
who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life,
he will do the same thing for you He did for Jesus, bringing you alive to Himself?
When God lives and breathes in you (and he does as surely as He did in Jesus),
you are delivered from that dead life. With His Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ’s.
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