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3/21/2006

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God Is Honest with Us about Our Need for Him

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." (Philippians 4:13)

God tells us in His Word exactly what we need to know about our sin. He tells us what we ought to hear about the hardness of living the Christian life. And God tells us what we should know about our need for Him.

God is there to help us. We should try to please and obey Him, but we do not have to rely on our own strength and wisdom to do it. In fact, He wants us to depend on Him for grace and help, rather than trying to do things on our own!

Have you ever seen a toddler try to carry around a gallon of milk? A two-year-old can hardly even lift a gallon of milk, let alone walk around with it! What would probably happen if that toddler was allowed to keep staggering and slogging around with that gallon of milk? Well, the milk would probably get dropped sooner or later, all over the floor. If that little child would like some milk, then an adult will probably have to come and help carry it to the table and pour it into a cup, or else there will probably be a huge mess.

Have you ever tried to please God in your own strength? If so, you have probably learned that you cannot do it! Our strength is too weak! We need God in our everyday lives, and we need God to help us please Him. Here are just a few examples of the thousands of ways we need God.

WE NEED HIS PRESENCE
"I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." (Hebrews 13:5b)

WE NEED HIS STRENGTH
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." (Philippians 4:13)

WE NEED HIS WISDOM
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." (James 1:5)

WE NEED HIS INSTRUCTION AND GUIDANCE
"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye." (Psalm 32:8)

WE NEED TO TRUST AND ACKNOWLEDGE HIM
i>"Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." (Psalm 37:5)
"In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:6)

WE NEED HIM IN EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES
"Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God." (2 Corinthians 3:5)
"I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." (John 15:5)

As you can tell, we need God! We can be glad that God tells us how it is. He does not smooth over the facts to make them easier or more pleasant for us to hear. He tells us the truth we need to know about our sin (and gives us the solution). He tells us the truth about what to expect in the Christian life (and what He expects from us). And He tells us the truth about how weak we are and how much we need Him (and promises to help). What a wonderful God we have!

God makes it very clear that we must depend upon Him for help, and that He is willing to help us when we do.

My Response:
» Am I trying to please God in my own way and in my own strength?
» What are some things I can rely on God to help me with?






Truth In Real Life


Description of God

The Light
John 1:7 "The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe."

 

Question & Answer

QHas God's purpose for His Church been completed?

ANo. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is to be proclaimed with boldness by His children until the Lord returns to Earth to judge its inhabitants. Acts 1:8 – But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

 

BIG Christian Word

Resurrection - (rez-a-rek'shun)

Resurrection means a rising from the dead, or coming back to life. Jesus rose from the dead but he came back with a new kind of human life. His body was made perfect, no longer a body that would age, become weak, and die. His resurrection gives us hope for eternal life. (Luke 20:36) "Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection..")