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.