Thoughts of John

What is on my mind.

Twenty Days of Prayer: Day 18

Scripture

James 1:23-24 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. (24) For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.

Questions for Reflection:

Do you often sense God speaking, yet you tend to delay obedience? You don’t actually tell God no, but you put off your obedience. Believers make the tragic mistake of thinking that “considering” obedience is the same thing as obedience.

Seventh Category (Sins of self-rule and self-reliance)

Of all the categories, this one may require the most discernment and revelation from God. In this section, we consider subtle ways the old nature remains undetected and alive in key areas of one’s heart. Beyond question, many believers have uncrucified areas of self that seriously hinder the flow of Christ through their life.

The Flesh – In this section the term flesh denotes our human actions and thought when operating apart from the direct control of Christ.

Dying to Self – In this context, one must be willing to choose to deny (or die) to his own wishes and completely surrender to Christ.

As God sanctifies you in holiness, He will lead you through an ever-deepening process of death to self and life to Him.

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October 31, 2009 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Christian, Christianity, family, God, Jesus, Life, marriage, Prayer, relationship, Religon, Theology

1 Comment »

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    Comment by Ken Kendall | October 31, 2009 | Reply


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