Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Compelled" part 3


This is the third part of a sermon I gave in my church recently.  It was such a powerful sermon for my life that I felt I should share it with as many people as I could :-).  Again this is not the actual sermon, just the sermon notes  I wrote to give me a base line to start from. I hope it intrigues you enough to come back and look at other postings of mine.  

How do we embrace a life that is healthy?
This does not only speak of spiritual health but also of physical health. Both of these things are very important. God compels us to embrace both A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP and to live A HEALTY LIFE.

In our daily life,
Choosing to do things that will help us grow spiritually and keep healthy.
Reaching out beyond that which we know into the things we don’t know, (that are godly)
Keeping a healthy lifestyle, going to bed on time, eating right, etc
Choosing to get into the word
Choosing to live in the world and not of the world

Look at the scripture again; here is a simple example,
 8 The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins. (NLT)

You see, the more we work towards building that foundation for a healthy relationship with Christ the more we will grow in knowledge of who he is and what he calls us to.
The more we work towards building a healthy life is the more energy we will have to serve God and to serve others.  So in the end God compels us to A HEALTHY LIFE and A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP so we can grow in HIM.

Again I hope you enjoyed this little piece of the sermon the Lord gave me to share with as many people as I could. I will be posting part 2 soon, but I will more than likely post other interesting things for you to read in the mean time :-)

Stand Strong and continue to believe the teachings given to you
(2 Thes. 2:15b NCV),


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