(Hebrews 12:1 NLT) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
(Isaiah 30:21 NLT) Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left.
• Every ENCOUNTER with God brings change! (our #ONEstep)
√ Our toughest MOMENTS can also be our greatest MOVEMENT.
(Isaiah 6:1-4 NIV) In the year that King Uzziah died,. . .
(Isaiah 6:1-4 NIV) … I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, . . . And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
√ When we SEE GOD clearly, we SEE OURSELVES clearly.
(Isaiah 6:5 NIV) “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”
√ God removes OUR PAST so He can redeem OUR FUTURE.
Your #ONEstep towards God’s future for you is letting Him settle your yesterdays.
(Isaiah 6:6-8 MSG) Then one of the angel-seraphs flew to me. He held a live coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. He touched my mouth with the coal and said, “Look. This coal has touched your lips. Gone is your guilt, your sins wiped out.” And then I heard the voice of the Master: “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” I spoke up, “I’ll go. Send me!”
1. “God ALWAYS has more to show you.”
(Isaiah 55:6 NLT) Seek the LORD while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near.
(Jeremiah 29:13 NLT) If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.
* Key: GO ALL IN!
2. “God wants to CHANGE YOU.”
(Isaiah 1:18-19 NLT) “Come now, let’s settle this,” says the LORD. . . .
(Isaiah 1:18-19 NLT) “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool. If you will only obey (WILLING AND OBEDIENT) me, you will have plenty to eat.
* Key: Take your #ONEstep.
(Matthew 10:32-33 NLT) “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.