(Proverbs 29:18 NIV) Where there is no revelation (VISION\ our why) , people cast off restraint; . . .
(Proverbs 29:18 MSG) ‘If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.
(2 Peter 1:4-5 NLT) … He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.. . . make every effort to respond to God’s promises. . .
√ I need to KNOW, UNDERSTAND, & PURSUE His promises.
(Numbers 23:19 NLT) God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
(Exodus 6:6-7 NIV) Therefore, say to the Israelites: “I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians
“I will bring you out.” — God promise is SALVATION.
(Titus 3:7 NLT) Because of his grace he declared us righteous and gave us confidence that wewill inherit eternal life.”
√ Knowing God settles your ETERNITY.
“I will free you.” — God promises me FREEDOM.
(Romans 7:25-8:2 NIV) So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin. Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
√ Finding Freedom is about QUALITY of life on earth.
“I will redeem you.” — God promises me RESTORATION.
(Ephesians 1:11 NLT) … because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
√ Know your DESIGN by knowing the DESIGNER.
“I will take you as my own people.” — God promises me FULFILLMENT.
(John 10:10 NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
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(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.
(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.