Lord, How Do I Change?
Where you get Wisdom to Change? James 1:5
Who is the teacher right conduct of life? I John 2:27
How He teaches. Isaiah 28:9
Seven methods of how God changes us will be dealt with in the next seven chapters. The first method-
Reading in Scripture till God speaks. Try it out read until God stops you by making YOU aware of a specific need, prayer to pray, truth to apply, and so forth. Stop reading at once and ACT on what you have read.
How do we change? James 1:5- We ask God for wisdom.
What is a good definition of wisdom? Wisdom is a practical , applied life style. Not only knowing something in our heads, but applying it to our lives so it becomes a part of us.
How does God answer our prayer for wisdom? He will give it to you if you ask.
Does God ever turn us down when we ask for wisdom? NO- He will not rebuke you for asking.
What is the process of seeking wisdom from His Word? Read till God stops us.
Psalm 25:5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.
By Reading God's Word , touches are Heart
How does God speak to us? II Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration(God Breath) of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
He will give us a new thought from an old familiar verse on passage, other times a single word of several words will seem to be in bold print, or feel a gentle nudge from God.
When God stops us, we should analyze His reason for stopping us. We each need to ask what can I do to change Lord..
How will we be changed? Isaiah 28:9,10 Whom will he teach knowledge? And whom will he make to understand the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just drawn from the breasts? For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there alittle.
Homework: Keep a spiritual diary of what God says(speaks) to you in the coming week on Colossians 3:1-4:6 Read it daily...Please let me know how God spoke to you..would love to hear how God is working in your heart and life.
I pray for you asking God to REMOVE ALL hindrance in your life.
Just a reminder: What are the six things to apply to your & my life?
FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
DOING(APPLY IT TO YOUR LIFE)
May the Word of God dwell in you! God Bless and have a great week. Deb