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Soul Revolution III Chapter 5

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This is the third part of our adventure through the book Soul Revolution, by John Burke.

These are my notes from chapter 5, September 30, 2009

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Soul Revolution III Chapter 5

  1. 1. Book: Soul Revolution<br />Chapter: 5-6<br />We need a Kingdom Revolution<br />
  2. 2. Engaging in Risky Behavior<br />Read pages 78-79<br />This 60/60 Experiment, however simple, won’t work unless you do it wide open.<br />You must get into a daily rhythm of radical response in obedience to God’s Spirit.<br />Because one thing I’ve noticed –it’s only when respond in obedience to those God-thoughts that you se and understand God’s presence and guidance in your life.<br />
  3. 3. Believing is Seeing<br />Hopefully, you’ve been trying this experiment in moment-by-moment conscious contact with God. As your watch beeps every sixty minutes, you’re turning your thoughts to God, talking over what’s on your mind, willing to do His will.<br />BUT: You may be asking, “How do I know if these prompting thoughts are from God? What if they’re just my random thoughts?”<br />ANSWER: You only learn by responding. Act in faith; then, when you look back, it will be clear whether the thought was a God-prompting. Give yourself permission to miss.<br />
  4. 4. Read pages 80-81<br />So how do you know if promptings are God-thoughts or just your thoughts? Take the risk to respond in trust. Only when you respond will you know! Jesus said, read John 7:17<br />
  5. 5. Once you respond, you see little “coincidences” happening –not all the time, but over time. You begin to see God’s wisdom lived out, bringing rest in the midst of chaos, peace in the middle of turmoil, forgiveness to the most unforgiveable people. And you start to see God working through you to care for others.<br />
  6. 6. Gene and the wreck on the way to Robinson.<br />Read page 84-85<br />
  7. 7. As we obey, God shows the way.<br />God won’t normally light the whole path, He lights a step at a time and as we take a step in faith, he lights another, then another.<br />Look at Paul and Acts 16 (page 86&87)<br />Paul prayed, had a sense of what seemed right and took a risk by moving forward. Only then did he get greater clarity. The only way to know is to go. Hebrews 11:6<br />We need to pray and fast and seek God’s will, but in the end, we have to take one step forward….trusting God to guide us.<br />
  8. 8. So as we radically respond to God throughout the moments of our days, we get to “see” more and more of God at work in our lives. And through this, we will see miracles performed. Most important of which is the harmful, powerful addiction of self. (Our way, not God’s way. Our kingdom come, not His Kingdom come).<br />Read bottom of 89<br />
  9. 9. Our deepest longings are relational. God designed us to need each other, but we hurt each other by playing god (thinking our ways should rule).<br />We were created for loving relationship with God first, then with others. God’s will is that we learn how to love Him so that He can lead us to love others.<br />

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