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.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Shift to the Other Side
Obedience brings Abundance
Pastor Allan was ministering
as I took notes and present a digested message here.
The glory of the Lord was
present in a special way, and Pastor was speaking.It doesn’t matter the things going on around
you because Jesus is in control and He is worthy of all.
God is present and He will
meet you where you are at in life.If
you have thoughts that you are unworthy, please understand it is a lie from the
God offers the great
exchange, taking your old life and bringing newness of life removing the guilt
and shame.He then makes you worthy and
clothes you with His righteousness.
God is in the business of
restoring that which the enemy has stolen.At times it may feel like no progress is being made, but know that God
desires to bless you abundantly.He
calls, but you must step out in faith to obey His command.
How many years have some of
us wrestled with God as Jacob did?I
want God’s direction in my life and to always hear His voice.I want to quit wrestling and surrender.
John chapter 21, records the
event, where Jesus was with his disciples and Peter decided to go fishing.He labored all night but caught nothing.
The next morning Jesus called to Peter and
asked “How goes it?”Peter replied, “I
haven’t caught even one fish.”Jesus
said, “Cast your net on the other side of the boat.”Peter questioned in his heart; what good would that do - -
isn’t one side as good as the other - -? But never the less at the words of
Jesus he decided to obey.
In life there may be some
things that seem foolish and silly, but it is best to obey when the Holy
Spirit says to do something differently.
Jesus said, “Stop what you
are now doing and try the other side.”All that night, Peter was expending wasted energy and time, and had not
consulted Jesus in the first place about going fishing.
By obeying Jesus command
there was a shift in time and space and abundance became the answer.
These men were fishermen, and
they knew their business.They expected
to catch fish and knew where all the best spots were - - but not this
time.Jesus was testing their faith and
desired to see if Peter was willing to obey a seemingly silly request to switch
sides of the boat.
God desires to do something
greater and deeper in our lives.He
wants you to live an abundant life; for you to have enough and more than enough
body, soul and spirit.We can never
outdo God.Miracles are available for
you today.God desires only good for
John 10:10 says:The enemy comes as a thief to steal, kill and
destroy, but Jesus comes to bring us life and that more abundantly.
The Master Plan of God is
abundance, and that requires our cooperation and obedience to His Word.
The shift is sometimes in
steps as He leads us along his Holy pathway.There are better, deeper and abundant ways to live.
Don’t sit doing what you have
always done.Be willing to move to the
other side.When God speaks, actions are
required on our part.Never the less we
shall obey.Be willing to step up and
volunteer and work along side those ministering here in this church.
Yes, we focus on one another,
building up the brethren, encouraging, but we need to reach out to those
outside of our church.
My dream is to begin an
outreach work with the LocalHigh School.
I believe Jesus can deliver
the worse sinner, the worse addict and the sickest diseased person.We are already seeing God strip away the
dross and change lives.Casting our net
on the other side does bring results.
Build yourself up to become
strong through Spiritual exercise.Prepare
yourself by personal prayer and Bible reading.There are higher levels in God so come on up
higher.God will reveal His purpose to
you in your prayer closet.
Change is not
always comfortable, but I encourage you to reach out, step up and experience more
of God’s abundance.Trust Him, for He
will not lead you astray.
We serve an amazing God and
He is so mindful of us and of every little thing that disturbs us.