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July 14, 2020 2:00 am
God saves, justifies, makes promises, gives us peace, works everything together for good in our lives, and plans an epic eternity for us. In the message "Now It's Your Turn," Skip shares how God has also revealed His will for your life.
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A transformed mind will produce a transformed will you will want what God wants you present your body when your mind is renewed to start wanting what God wants. That's why I'm in a boil down God's will is to understand what I mean in the context of love. God can do whatever you want your that's a little weird notes is actually very true, is if you love God with all your heart mind soul and strength for presenting your body to him. Your mind is being renewed in his mind through his truth. What you want is to be exactly what he after giving their lives to Jesus. Many Christians then wonder how they can know God's will for the life today on connect with skip-Skip shares how you could pursue God's plan for your life. At the end of today's program Skip his wife. When you share about some exciting is to help you go further in your Bible study. We have connectwithskip.com you can download and listen to over 3500 full-length sermons messages Bible teachings, but we unpacked the Bible verse by verse. We do it from book to book chapter to chapter, line upon line work. The word if you want to hear more. Stay tuned. After the teacher know you want to tell you about a great resource that will encourage you to pray more boldly and powerfully. No wonder the guys asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. We need direction, we would still be saying now I lay me down to sleep instead of just playing God.
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The prayer of availability.
As we pray a very, very dangerous permanently when you pray this prayer God for direction. A lot of ways it may lead to go to a different city may reveal a calling in your life that you never ever expected before May stay somewhere when you were supposed to go somewhere else. Dangerous prayers by Craig Rochelle connectwithskip.com/offer.
You can call 800 922 now. This challenge when you make yourself available to God is an incredibly dangerous prayer. We learn to pray today okay. Chapter 12 Skip starts today's I sometimes get the spot.
I told you before, but I sometimes just sit back for my arms and marvel that God who without us could get the job of evangelism.he could use Angel and they would do a much better job.
Trust me. Just think, you just hang up 8 trillion W speaker system from the moon and broadcast to the earth via an angel.
I think it will get everybody's attention. But God has condescended to use human bodies to spread his message and to do his work.
The foolish things of the world.
Paul calls it in first Corinthians chapter 1. So, think how exciting your life can be tomorrow. If you wake up with this thought God can use my body today. I'm gonna give it to them to surrender to him and he presented to today and every day, wake up with that thought. Now Paul says when you do that it's it's logical that your reasonable service. He would've says that that at the end of verse one a living sacrifice wholly acceptable to God which is your reasonable service. Smartest thing you could ever do log it cost is the word reasonable, we get a word logical from rational, reasonable, reasonable, logical, some translations translated spiritual like the new international version which is your spiritual act of worship.
It says I like that. I think it's a fair translation. I like the idea that says true worshipers and singing songs going to rituals.
It's living an obedient life by presenting your body to God, but I do like and prefer the translation logical or rational or reasonable sleep. Let me put it together for you. This way because God is been so good, so merciful, so abundant in his provision. The smartest thing, most logical thing. Most rational thing most reasonable thing and enhance the most spiritual thing I could do is say here God hears my body's that makes the most sense based on his mercies. I should do that so that's that states number one the presentation of our bodies. Stage number two is the transformation of our minds are thinking.
Verse two and do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Do you notice there's two parts to that there's a negative and a positive don't do this, but do that. Don't be conformed, but be transformed. So on the negative side, do not be conformed. I love the fact that the Bible calls us to be nonconformist. I've always been one and when I found this process it.
Yes I love it. Don't go with the flow. Jesus on the sermon on the Mount told his disciples. Don't be like them, referring to the world. Unbelievers do not be like them. How JB Phillips takes verse two and translates it this way.
Don't let the world squeeze you into its own mold very powerful rendition of the world squeeze you into its own mold don't go with that flow. Any dead fish can float downstream, stand up and stick out for the right reason that is not easy to do. It's easier said than done. One of our greatest fears as human beings is to be rejected by the group are proud, we want to fit in. We want them to like us quit on us.
Excuse me, but I disagree with y'all, and so we conform, but this idea of nonconformity is the principal goes all the way back to the Old Testament, God was taking the children of Israel out of Egypt and bringing them into the land of Canaan.
There were unbelievers in Egypt. There was unbelievers in Canaan.
So God said in Leviticus 18, according to the doings of the land of Egypt, where you dwelt, you shall not do according to the doings of them nor according to the doings of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you, you shall not walk in their ordinances. Don't be like the rest of the crowd. John in first John chapter 2.
Put it this way do not love the world to process. Don't be conformed to the world. John says don't even love the world, which has brought a lot of angst to some believers that had that what is me don't love the world am I supposed to hate trees and grass and the earth. I look around I hate that what you doing well. Bible says don't love the world that we are to love the physical world. Psalm 20 forces the earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof, and as believers we realize I'm stewards of this earth that God put me on.
I need to do my best not only to treat it well, but to love it the right way not to let that stand in my way of love for God, but but certainly not to hate that world. In fact, I think as believers we have a greater appreciation for physical nature because it points to God for the life of me I don't understand how a nonbelieving scientist can do it make some cool discovery and SI go look at this beautiful accident. This random occurrence is not awesome. This fortuitous occurrence of accidental circumvent well.
It has no meaning at all.
As a believer bingo and is great meaning. My father, my creative father made this and appoints me back to him. So the Bible says don't love the world doesn't refer to the physical world. When the Bible says don't be conformed to the world is not speaking of the physical world. Second, is not referring to the world of human beings. The Bible says for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son we are to love people, as well as the physical surroundings but when he uses the term world here and when John uses it in first John love not the world refers specifically to the ethical world the ethical world is the word cause moss which means to order or to arrange we get our word cosmopolitan from that word, it means the ordered system of behaviors, activities, ideas and people that are against God, all under the control of Satan as the Bible puts it this way. Satan is the god of this world who has blinded the minds of those who believe not, were not to be conformed to that were not to be the Greyhound chasing the rabbit around and around. Now look at the positive side, don't be conformed to this world but beats transform Matamoros follow metamorphosis a total radical change by the renewing of your white mind your mind is important to God. Your mind is important to God.
Jesus said your love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, strength.
So if you never heard this before here right now it's okay to think as a Christian fact is mandatory.
It's vital to think as a Christian be a thinking Christian.
Some churches seem to have a sign that's invisible but implied.
Please check your brain at the door don't think critically. Don't bring up questions don't struggle with real issues.
No struggle with real issues. If you have doubts work through them. I've done it plenty of times and I've come out the other end much stronger for James Montgomery voice said this people aren't thinking anymore brain cells are seriously under exercised contemplation has become an old-fashioned word little place in our fast-paced high tech world for thinking we have substituted entertainment. The substitution has been so effective that many of us believe that enter attainment actually makes us think we think of ourselves as being the best informed generation in history because of television. After that now since eroded social media, but TV is not informing us. It's merely entertaining us and there is a different so were told to renew our minds. How do you renew your mind. You know the answers.
My hold up your mind apart by saturating it in the word of God.
God is given us his word, his values, his template, saturate your mind in the word of God a while back. It was I think second service on the Sunday morning.
I know this because a couple came a person came up to me afterwards. They were sitting behind a couple who was as I was teaching to the Bible. Maybe they were visitors. Surely they were. But this woman said to her husband almost aghast, almost in a nonbelieving Toshiba. He expects talking speaking because he's he believes this literally. He's believing the pipe he's taking it literally. I'm glad she picked up on that point because I actually do believe it literally, grammatically historically, etc. but renew your mind you are thinking transform your mind by saturating it in God's mind, which is conveyed in his work that when you do that when you go to those first two are done.
1/3 will follow the presentation of your body, followed by the transformation of your mind will lead to the apprehension of God's will see how verse two continues that you are literally so that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. You know God has a will is will generally as well as specifically for your life.
He wants you to know his well he want you to do his will, and I discovered every true Christian wants to do God's will is as natural as any child growing up, you come to a point after you get saved we say hi Scott want me to do in this life. What is his plan and purpose for me. I want to know God's will for the most often asked questions I get. How do I discover God's will.
The problem comes in. Some people think God's will is revealed mysteriously, it's going to be really weird, ask God is aware enough okay it's God everywhere sign has to be from God so God is to speak to me through an audible voice or else the letters out of the clouds. Ninja will be hitchhiking at the on-ramp and tell me God's will. I discovered I've never had any of those things, but I have seen God work in my life supernaturally, naturally very naturally very normally but at the same time, the mystery of it is God's supernaturally working. Don't be like the guy who he went on a diet. He was very, very serious about his diet so seriously decided he is to reroute his normal way to work because the normal way to work was by a bakery, where he stopped every day and load up on donuts because I can do just drive a different way. So we did. One day he comes to the office with this humongous coffeecake have been the opposite of what you would come on, what happened you made a commitment. We want to help you keep the commitment was known I was glad I was. I accidentally drove by the bakery. I forgot my routing and I just actually would buy there but then I thought maybe this is God's will for my life so I prayed and asked the Lord if it sure will that I go inside the bakery and by that beautiful coffeecake in the window. I pray you provide a parking space right up front acres and wouldn't you know it the eighth time around the block. There was a transformed mind will produce a transformed will you will want what God wants. When you present your body when your mind is renewed to start wanting what God wants. That's why it boiled down God's will, something very simple. Okay, you'll understand what I mean in the context of love. God and do whatever you want your lots. That's a little weird notes is actually very true because if you love God with all your heart mind soul and strength that you're presenting your body to him.
If your mind is being renewed in his mind through his truth. What you want is to be exactly what he saw.
Love God and do what you want. Something about God's will that the Paul says here in verse two pieces. First of all, it's good that you notice that that you may prove what is that good. You know God's will is always good doesn't always feel good, but it is good God's will is and always fun not always pleasurable, but it's always always always good. Romans 828 God works all things together for good to those who love him and are the called according to his purpose. Then the will of God is acceptable. Notice that next word acceptable. What is that mean the NIV renders that it is pleasing when you do God's well it's good to be pleasing whose clinic who is in a place to please God. It is good to please God. But it's also going to be pleasing to you to please God is going to please you to please God. The Bible says in Psalm 37. Delight yourself in the Lord, you know the rest of that verse and he will give you the desires of your heart. Don't misquote that it doesn't mean just to be delighted in God and God will give me all your heart desires know it means that when you delight yourself in the Lord, he will actually plant within you a desire for the right thing he'll give you the desire. Finally, he says the will of God is perfect, that you may prove what is a good acceptable and perfect will of God word perfect cool word telling us it means complete. It means full-grown it means mature. I take it to mean a mature satisfaction. The experiences I am satisfied with my life. Listen if you come to the end of your life and you are dissatisfied with it, it means you been can warmed this world.
If you come to the end of your life and you are dissatisfied.
It only proved that you are living for yourself and not forgot I have never yet met somebody on their deathbed is that I committed too much to God. I should've been more selfish in my life more time for myself. I've never met a person who said if your dissatisfied means you been living for the wrong reason. So we present our bodies to the control of God. Our mind is renewed by the spirit of God in the word of God and then we are able to discern the will of God love God and do what we want because he plants those desires. What he wants in our hearts. Now as we close, I just want to say that I have practiced this generally for years.
That is when I'm in my bed and I wake up early in the morning. Sometimes I wake up early like today 430 as my eyes were open him up so I didn't normally take the dogs out get my wife coffee. Later, not a 430 she would wouldn't have it.
But I get up before I got my eyes are open and I generally say Lord, I commit my day to you before my feet hit the ground. I'm just committing my data and then get up, get coffee, grab my Bible open it up to get my mind renewed in his word renewed in his thinking. Then I commit my plans to him. I yield my plans and I have a schedule like y'all, I got appointments, but I yield my schedule to him and I say, God, you have editing rights over my script. You know what I mean by that, I have my plans but they may not be his. He might say no I'm in actually splice this part of the real throw it out and put this this wicked interface today. I want that but I do and I want you to go through it. Well that's not good. Know it is good and feel good, but it is good so III commit my script to him and I give them editing rights over that is better than being a Christian monkey of having hand in the coconut grabbing a hold not letting go. I wanted I wanted I wanted live surrendered, not seizing his way is always better than your that Skip message from the series now was headed to the studio with Skip and Lenny as they share about some exciting resources to help you go further in your Bible study in Romans 12.
Paul strongly rights believers to be transformed by the renewing of their mind and skip. You mentioned that we renew our minds by saturating evidence Scripture we asked some great Bible study resources by listeners so they can dive into God's word. Can you share about those love to. We believe wholeheartedly in renewing your mind. We think how to do a daily and so we have connectwithskip.com or you can download and listen to over 3500 full-length sermons messages Bible teachings we unpack the Bible verse by verse. We do it from book to book chapter to chapter, line upon line, word for word. We also have, as you know Lenny online resources with books and studies you have written so many great Bible studies that the long after their written they continue to bear fruit in ladies lives all over the world. How many Bible study books to be written. I believe 1313 different books and studies specifically for women well researched, well reason so so I would I would push people there. We have a number of things: a like a YouTube channel. A podcast connect with Skip podcast. We have an app I can't. I love the app. I love because when I carry my phone I can go to the app I can listen to a message you can take the 30 K 30 day challenge on the app so whatever format you have of the iPhone or any other phone you can go to your App Store and download that and we'd love to be able to connect with you as a listener by devotional emails called Devo males from Skip there delivered right to your inbox. I promise you there going to be uplifting and purging, educating, and so if you just want to sign up by going to connectwithskip.com.
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