“Oh, what joy for those
whose disobedience is forgiven,
whose sins are put out of sight”.
O=. It’s awesome to be able to say that we are all sinners who have come short of the glory of God and by the stripes on his back there is absolutely nothing that he hasn’t already stepped in and covered for us. There is no place in a Christ followers Heart for anything negative. Take two steps forward and zero steps back and know that you are a man or woman of God with everything to live for and in the eyes of God any of our transgressions are forgiven and stricken from our lives. They are more than forgotten, they are non existent!
A=. Deny self
Denying self requires us to give up anything that we would want or seek that would hinder our doing the will of God. This does not mean that, if we want something, it is necessarily wrong. It means we must take our wants and desires down from the throne and place Jesus and His will as the governing power in our lives.
There is room in each life for only one master (Matt. 6:19-24). If God is to rule in our lives, then our will must be made subservient to His. We must be willing to give up anything in life in order to please God. Rom. 12:1,2; Matt. 6:33; Luke 14:25-33; 2 Cor. 5:14,15.
The above is an excerpt from a website ( www.gospelway.com ). My true application is all of these verses plus
2nd Corinthians 4:8-12
1st Peter 2: 24-25
P=. Father I pray for our group that each and everyone of us truly know what it is to take up our Cross and follow You, live a life of opportunity to serve you, Husbands be the leaders of your household and that we give our wives the ability to submit, God. If we as men are not in line with your word God then none of us are and I pray that we as individuals lose anything that holds us back from loving you the way that Christ Loved the Church.
In Jesus name Amen
Y=. God has given me this… If we are to live as Christians than we have to live the way that God intended us to, stay on the straight and narrow, strive to not get off that path, put him first in our lives, be there for those who need us, have an openness to understand and stand in awe as we watch what he does for us in our Lives!!