Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lesson 1 - Part 2

Yes, But How?
How can we become women devoted to God, who love God deeply and live for Him daily?

1. Choose God’s ways at every opportunity.

Live according to God’s priorities; make sure our choices reflect that God is our ultimate priority. Priority = to prefer

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. – Proverbs 3:6

A 2-step partnership with God:
Our part – to stop and acknowledge God along the way
His part – to direct our paths

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. – Psalm 32:8

Choosing God and His ways deepens our devotion to Him.
A couple of examples of this would be:
     a. Choosing a gospel music channel of your choice over a popular country or soft rock music channel.
     b. Eliminating the exposure to “R” rated movies.

Standing in awe of God –

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. – Proverbs 31:30

Are you in awe of God and what He wants to do in you, for you and through you?

2. Commit yourself to God daily.

Our devotion to God is strengthened when we offer Him a fresh commitment each day.

3. Cultivate a hot heart.

God has a few things to say to us in Revelation 3:15-16 about our heart condition.

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. – Rev. 3: 15-16

coldhearted - unemotional, unconscious of God
lukewarm - indifferent
hot-hearted - the heat of your heart and emotion reaches a high temperature. Passion, emotion, excitement!

We should be fiery and excited about God, and God will fuel our fire. Our heart for God should be like a boiling pot. Our heart should be characterized by God-given and intense passion for our Lord.

For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. – Luke 1:49

Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. – Psalm 96:3

Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; - Psalm 107:2

Now, what is your heart's desire ... and your heart's temperature toward God?

Spend time in prayer. Confess and deal with any sin. Invite Jesus to be your Saviour, and welcome Christ into your life and become a new creature in Him. Turn your heart heavenward.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. – 2 Corinthians 5:17

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