A Transformed Heart - 2009.06.28

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<ul><li> 1. June 28, 2009 Wayne Andrie </li></ul> <p> 2. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV) 13) And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 3. 1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV) 3)We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 (NIV) 8)But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 5. Galatians 5:5-6 (NIV) 5)But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope. 6) For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. 6. Colossians 1:3-5 (NIV) 3)We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4)because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints 5) the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel. 7. A. Love God! Loving God involves three specific actions. 8. 1. Releasing! Placing our lives into thehands of Godbefore we can love2. God we must first surrender to Hislove! Surrender is foundation to spirituality..Christ does not simply want our compliance. He wants our heart. He wants our love and He offers us His. He invites us to surrender to His love. David Benner 9. Temptation for each of us is not release instead..we try and..a. Make life work! Work harder.give moreeffort.then, if that does seem to workb. Maintain control! Cant let upcant stopcant rest.if we eventually collapse thenwe may try. 10. c. Manipulating God! How do I try to manipulate God? - Pray! God you have to answer my prayers.We often measure Gods love by His response to our plans. If God loves me Hell co-operate with my plans!Larry Crabb-Please - Live a good live. 11. 2. Relying! After we release we trust thata loving God will respond to us in away that is best for us. 12. We release and then we rely.as you relyremembertwo truths Gods goal for us is healthiness not happiness.character not comfortGods response to our releasing will not always bring happiness.but it will always be an opportunity for developing a transformed heart.b. Gods answer to releasing can be yes, no,wait, or surprise. 13. 1. Relating! The deeper our relationshipwith God the more confident we become to releaseand relyto express our desires to God and trustHim with the results! How do we grow deeper ? Choosing God is becoming aware of God by an act ofattention and then letting go. It is inviting God intoyour moment and then turning your moment over toGodIt is allowing Gods desire to become yours. David Benner 14. B. Love Others 15. June 28, 2009 Wayne Andrie </p>