Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thought for the day

"When we trust in a lie or an untruth, something not ordained by God, we run the risk of missing God's intent for us. We run the risk of mapping out our own design. We run the risk of making a plan that God cannot sanctify.
  • Starting a business that God does not bless.
  • Marrying a man or woman without God's approval.
  • Hanging with people that worship God in vain.
  • Making our own rules and regulations that take away from the freedom we have in Christ., burdening others with our own personal biases, bents and idiosyncrasies.
God designed us to listen to Him.
  • You were designed to receive new light - every time you open the Word of God, you should receive revelation.
  • You were designed to study the Word to show yourself "approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15
  • You were designed to be called out from among the world, "...know ye not that friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God" James 4:4
  • You were designed to live a holy life, "Having these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." 2 Corinthians 7:1
  • You were designed to testify that Jesus is Lord. Acts 20:24
  • You were designed to obey God. Zechariah 6:15
  • You were designed to pray. Matthew 6:6
  • You were designed to intercede for others. Jeremiah 42:2
  • You were designed to worship. John 4:20-24
  • You were designed to praise. Psalm 7:17
  • You were designed to supplicate. 2 Chronicles 6:39
  • You were designed to respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Luke 11:13
  • You were designed to operate in faith. Hebrews 6:12
  • You were designed to read the Word of God. 2 Timothy 2:15
  • You were designed to hear the voice of God. "Behold, I stand at the door , and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me." Revelation 3:20 And again Jesus says, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me:" John 10:27
  • You were designed to do the will of God, "Not everyone that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven." Matthew 7:21
  • You were designed to believe God. John 3:16
  • You were designed to exercise your free will and to do with it what pleases the Lord. Hebrews 11:6
  • You were designed to love one another. John 13:34
  • You were designed to be prosperous and in good health, "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in good health, even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 2.
  • You were designed to please God, not just yourself. Romans 8:8-9
  • You were designed to do good to others. Romans 13:3
  • You were designed to serve one another. Galatians 5:13
  • You were designed to serve God. Hebrews 12:28
God-thinking steers you to get a vision of God's design for your life. You believe what God has said in His Word. You don't get off on our own private mission, redesigning God's plan to suit yourself.  You learn to agree with God."

Excerpt from The Power of God Thinking by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2010 

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed the post and the scripture references! We were designed by God for God, and we should live our lives to mirror that. I am following your blog now. God Bless.