Join us for another Biblical discussion of important spiritual principles in partnership with Reliance! For too long we have ignored and even fought against the discipline and chastening of God. No wonder we don’t see the kind of repentance, spiritual growth, and revival yet in our generation. The Holy Spirit must be invited to search our hearts and to transform us continually. Ask yourself plainly if you have seen spiritual growth in your life and if you take joy in being disciplined by the Lord. It’s time to get on track brothers and sisters! The scriptures from this message are found in 2 Peter 1, Hebrews 12, and Proverbs 3. I also cite the preface to Forty Four Sermons by John Wesley.
This broadcast was produced in partnership with Prepper Broadcasting Network via a new collaborative effort Reliance: An Exploration of 21st Century Faith
Have you ever been through a season when you felt as if you had no strength to carry on in the things that God would have you to accomplish? Are you going through such a season right now? We are warned that such seasons will come throughout the endeavors of our pilgrimage. However, we must continually be refreshed by the Word of God and be found pressing in during these times rather than withdrawing. This message spoke directly to my heart, and I pray that it will be encouraging to you as well. When we lean on our own understanding we steer ourselves into places we should not be. When we lean on the Lord, He will guide us in the way He has laid out before us. Oh Jesus let your will be done in and through our lives! Pour out your Holy Spirit. Revive us from the petty forms of self-reliance that we boast about and make us totally dependent on you. Transform our hearts. Cause us to press in. Help us God each and every day according to your Word! We need your promises. Enough of our own strength and understanding.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
It will be health to your flesh,
And strength to your bones.