Monday, June 29, 2015

Daily Devotional - God Thinking Preempt 7

"The inner man is not easily moved.  The inner man is where the Holy Spirit of God resides in you.  Your inner man will not lie to you nor agree with you on anything that is destructive, selfish, damaging or divisive.

The inner man never goes along with folly, pretense, indiscretion, prejudice or sin. 

The inner man always holds fast to its divine intent.  You can trust the inner man.

If you want to grow and mature in mind and body, spirit and soul, you will have to learn new ways of life and unlearn some old ways.

Ouch!  For those of us who don't care much for change, our flesh is going to rebel at this kind of teaching.

'Let your conscience be your guide' is but a line in a fairy tale.  You can override your conscience.  But, 'let your inner man be your guide' and you will see profound and positive results in every area of your life.

There's one more issue I want to deal with before we press in and open our hearts and in-fill our mind and heart with  God's Word.

You have got to change the way you think.  It is not just what you think that can derail you, but the way you think.

Because of past teaching, many people have come to believe that they are on a journey to find God in this life, in hopes of getting to God on the other side, in that life.

These precepts are false.

First of all, God is not, nor has God been lost that He would need to be found. 

Secondly, there is no finding God or knowing God apart from God drawing you near to Him and calling you. Religion has created a species of arrogant folk that are only satisfied if they can acknowledge the existence of God, but respond to/with God with their own private selection of rules.

John 6:44
 44.  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 14:6
 6.  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

  Excerpt from God Thinking Preempt by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015

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