Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Boundaries Set by God
Humans want to Explore, Discover and Experience new Things - most are good
Our Bible Study at Open Door
Church was about trials and our reaction to them.I took notes:
In the Garden of Eden, Adam
and Eve were living in freedom to pretty much do as they pleased.They would fellowship with God each evening
and during the day they could enjoy the beauty of their paradise, and eat from
all the trees except one.God had given
them only one rule and that was to avoid two trees.One tree was the “Knowledge of Good and Evil”
and the other was the tree of “Life.”
Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden
you may freely eat; but of the tree of the
knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it
you shall surely die.”
They had been given “Free
Will” and could choose to obey God or go their own way.At first they were happy to obey God, but
then sly cunning words were spoken by their enemy telling them that this tree
was to be desired and it would make them wise.The voice said, “God is preventing you from enjoying something
wonderful.You shall not surely die.”
It was decision making time
and Eve listened and looked until the craving for something forbidden was too
much, so she yielded, took some of the
fruit and gave to Adam; and they both ate and died.
Adam and Eve did not die
physically on that day, but they died spiritually.They became a sinner in rebellion against God
which later on would result in physical death as well.
We live in a fallen world
with trials and trouble that happens to mankind.
What is it that we as
believers care about?What are our Godly
responsibilities when situations arise outside our control?
The Holy Spirit may use
circumstances to bring you to your knees to pray, and to acknowledge God’s
will.There is frustration in the
struggle to make correct choices.
Our thought life is vivid and
we are tempted to become discouraged and give up.Recognizing where negative thoughts come from
will expose the Father of Lies as the source.Don’t believe the Lie.Adam and
Eve believed the lie and created our troubles.
God called Jeremiah to be His
prophet telling him he was chosen while still in the womb.
formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I
ordained you a prophet to the nations.”Then said I: “Ah, Lord God!
Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.”
Jeremiah believed the lie he
heard in his head that he was not good enough and was only a child.But God said to go forth and proclaim my
The heart of the Father God
is only good for you, so if there is anything evil in your life, it is time to
repent and turn from it and to receive a new heart.
Jesus continues to call:Return unto me and I will wash you in the
blood of the Lamb, and give you my Righteousness.
29:11For I know the thoughts that I
think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts
of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.