Many claim they want to be used by God, but aren't willing to be molded by Him. We cannot pick and choose our assignments. Holiness comes with obedience and adherence to God's will, rather than our own.
28 February 2010MALLEABLE, FLEXIBLE AND READY TO BE USED!
WHO ARE YOU? Are you called and assigned or self-defined? self defined? What is the source of your perceived identity? Many miss the mark, because we don’t want to h t change! ! Don’t want to look “weak” Don’t want to sacrifice for others Don’t want to be inconvenienced
THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT Matthew 22:36 39 22:36-39 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and y , y , with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. g And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
THE POTTER AND THE CLAY Romans 9:20 21 9:20-21 God makes us as He will The potter has power over the clay Isaiah 64:8 Yet, L d Y Y t O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, F th th l and You our Potter, and we all are the work of Your hand hand.
REDEMPTION COMES WITH ASSIGNMENT Isaiah 6:5-9 Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone and ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts! Then flew one of the seraphim [heavenly beings] to me, having a live coal in his hand which he had taken with tongs from off the altar; And with it he touched my mouth and said, Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity and guilt are taken away, and your sin is completely atoned for and forgiven. Also heard the i Al I h d th voice of th L d saying, Wh f the Lord, i Whom shall I send? h ll d? And who will go for Us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. And He said, Go and tell this people, Hear and hear continually, continually but understand not; and see and see continually continually, but do not apprehend with your mind.
YOUR IDENTITY MUST DIE Luke 14:26 27 (AMP) 14:26-27 If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his [own] father and mother [in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God] and [likewise] his wife and children and brothers and sisters [yes] and even his sisters--[yes] own life also--he cannot be My disciple. Whoever does not persevere and carry his own cross and come after (follow) Me cannot be My disciple.
DYING IS A DAILY TASK 1 Corinthians 15:30 31 15:30-31 [For that matter], why do I live [dangerously as I do, running such risks that I am] in peril every hour? [ [I assure you] by the pride which I have in you in y ] y p y [your fellowship and union with] Christ Jesus our Lord, that I die daily [I face death every day and die to self].
THE CALLED BECOME WHOMEVER GOD NEEDS 1 Corinthians 9:16 27 9:16-27 The Gospel must be your passion The charge must never be abused or taken for granted Servanthood is voluntary but necessary voluntary, Interaction is required Fruit must be the result and it must remain result, Run the race until the day of death We must not be hypocrites!