Three of us met for delicious breakfast food and joyful fellowship around the Lord. It was a feast. There were earthly good gifts: fruit, bagels, bacon, sausage, casserole, pastries, orange juice, coffee, and a decoration of hydrangea. There were also spiritual good gifts: hours of discussion about the Lord's grace, His call to righteousness, and His person. We each left with a gift from the hostess: a book of Puritan meditations, a notebook, pen, and thank you note. It was a beautiful and blessed time. Praise the Lord for His good gifts! And many thanks to our hostess and all in attendance for their love in Christ! Will this be the kind of fellowship that we have around the Lord in paradise? :)
These were the notes that I took in my new notebook
His sun shines on the good and on the wicked
How/what do I talk about with Christians? with non-Christians?
don't worry about offense - think of being consistently bright and salty
John Baptist - us
that the Lord would lay us low to glorify His great name
specific, personal, sincere
invite people to church
invite people to Christ the Lord
How r u? --> At peace in Christ
What did u do today? --> Bible study + prayer
FOCUS + JOY + ENERGY ==> Christ, His Body
think of other things as secondary + don't let these over take focus
What does the Lord value?
What does He say?
God reaches unbelievers when our <3 doesn't make sense
PSALMS --> morning + evening (6:30 - 10:30)
MARK --> lunch - where? cafeteria - Bible bookmark
Next 30 days - incline our <3s to You
You can never get enough of Christ
We were all thrilled to be coming to L's house for nothing but to talk about the Lord
LORD, USE THIS LITTLE HOUSE FOR YOUR GOOD WORK - THE SALVATION OF MANY SOULS + THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL - from here, out
Be prepared! we plan for things - why not holiness? God's path + battle
Ask big things of God
JOURNAL: signs of grace yesterday
PRAYER JOURNAL: God hears us
L's house :)
Acts 17:11 Bareans - Searched the Scriptures DAILY
"noble" - same values as the Lord
everything we need for life + godliness the Holy Spirit reveals to us over time thru real life and applies the truth to our life
fear the Lord - not living in sin patterns
When something happened to Joseph,
he remembered the law
he remembered God
circumstances do not dictate our response -
have to plan
in our <3s
-Zechariah- [name means "remember the LORD"]
the Lord sees
Only the Lord is worthy
that's why He lies us in the dust - to show us what we deserve and what He deserves
What does the Lord love?
What should we develop in our lives
-searches the Scriptures
-turn the other cheek
-love otrs, esp hard people, do all to lead them to Christ
TU :) Luke 23?
[When tempted to anger toward others] Hasn't the Lord done more for you [than you deserve?]
1 Pt 2
Psalms: those who trust in the Lord
but I don't trust Him
help me to trust you, Lord!
Mt 5 - 1 Peter 2
good works --> glory of God
love for God [is what will] compel us to tell others about the Lord
PROVOKE OTHERS TO GOOD WORKS
how to encourage others to do good? check on them?
FOCUS = CHRIST
a man of 1 plan - to live totally sold out to the Lord
seeing Him who is invisible
May the Lord create in us His character as we submit to Him + yield to His chastening to get from us what He wants - for His glory
bless His name
what better life could we live?