Comments on our thought life made after Susie’s presentation by Pastor Don Moore

Comments on our thought life made after Susie’s presentation by Pastor Don Moore

Notes from 6/29/13

The book of James speaks about the tongue. Pastor Don said we must look in the mirror and acknowledge our part in the process. Look in the mirror and see how we contribute to circumstances and situations. Use our faith to motivate our willpower.

If we aren’t looking in the word, we can’t apply the Word to our lives.

We need to pray. Pray to God to give us willpower. Pray to be like we were created, in the image and likeness of God. Jesus did the will of the Father habitually.  Practice the changes you are making to align yourself with the will of God. Practice until they become habit. Do it for 30 days – it takes 30 days to change a habit.

Put stuff away and make space.

Most people pray and don’t get an answer. God is not a microwave God, He is more interested in relationship. We need to habitually pray and stay in faith, even if an answer is not immediately forthcoming.

In the book of Daniel, Daniel prayed for answers. It took the angel 21 days to reach Daniel because the angel had to fight satan to get to Daniel. If Daniel had lost faith, stopped praying and believing, the angel would not have come.

Our soul man is our mind, will, and emotions.  We are body, soul, and spirit. God promised us that He would take His laws and place them into our hearts.  When the word heart is used in the Old Testament it means the inner man – the innermost being of man.

Paul tells us that the Spirit connects with our soul (mind, will, emotions).  But the Spirit also has a soul – mind, will, emotions.

Galatians 5:16-26 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.  Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

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About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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