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Growing in the Word and Spirit May 5 2019

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May 5th, 2019

Growing in the Word

With Keith Miller

 

THRIVE means to flourish!

The Lord desire and plan for you is to live your life flourishing, fulfilled, and Filled with Joy. 

The Lord has not called you to survive but to thrive.

There are divine appointments waiting for you! These appointments are people the Lord plans for you to influence. 

 

Psalms 26:8

Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house, And the place where Your glory dwells.

 

Zechariah 4:14

So he said, “These are the two anointed ones, who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth.”

 

Acts 11:26

And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

 

Psalms 92:12-15

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and ]flourishing, To declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

 

John 10:10

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly.

 

John 15:16

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Fatherin My name He may give you.

 

John 15:8

By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

 

How you stay in the presence of the Lord is Spirit to Spirit

 

Inward development

  1. Eat the word of God(Implement the word in your life see Revelation 10)
  2. Be strong in your Prayer life
  3. Purify the soul(love like Jesus, forgive daily, guard your heart against the root of bitterness see Hebrews 12:15. Here is another warning about Bitterness in Job 21:25. See what Jesus said in Luke 6:28)
  4. Build into your relationship(the body of Christ: believers)
  5. Learn to give! Keep giving. Press through. The Lord is generous. (Not just in finance, but in your heart. Have a generous, gentle, and caring heart.)  

 

 

Psalms 16:11

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

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