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Do We Need God?

October 27, 2019 Season 1 Episode 25
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Do We Need God?
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Do We Need God?
Oct 27, 2019 Season 1 Episode 25
Fr. Brian Garrison, Proper 25

Think about the life you live, the things you do, the conversations you have, the TV shows and movies you watch, the way you spend your time, the way you spend your money, the life you live.  As you think about these things, I want to ask a very simple question.

Do you really need God to live the way you are living?
...

Am I living attuned to His mercy and grace that has been given to me in Jesus or am I living more by my own desire, whims, control, or understanding of life?

Do I live with a sense that God’s presence is with me and overshadows my life that His presence has actually brought and continues to bring forgiveness to my soul, healing to my wounds? 

Do I live with a sense that God’s power has brought restoration to the brokenness places and is leading me to new places and new people to share this with?  

Do I live with a sense that God’s purpose for me is different than that I would give to myself or what I have tried to find in doing things my way?

Do I really need God to live the life I have been living?


Out of gratitude for what God has given us:  Are we living a life of obedience to the Word of God, or even to the things the Holy Spirit has spoken to or reminded us about?  

Out of gratitude for what God has given us: Are we living with a grateful heart committed to being present and joining together to worship God in unity, not because of who we are but because of who he is?   

Out of gratitude for what God has given us:  Are we living with grateful hearts bringing the whole tithe into the storehouse that the floodgates of heaven would be opened up upon our lives, our church, and the world around us? 

If we don’t like the answer we find, what a blessing that God gives us the opportunity to hear His word and repent and return to Him that we would yet again find His mercy new every morning.  That we would experience His steadfast love ready to forgive and lead us into a new direction by His presence, with His power, and for His purposes.


Oh that we would know Christ and the power of his resurrection.  That we would be poured out as Paul tells Timothy.  That we would fight the good fight, and finish the race, that we would keep the faith because we are so enamored by His mercy and captivated by His love.  Oh that the world would see Jesus in these days through us, His people the Church, you and me because we humble ourselves before him and find His strength not only in our time of need but also in our times of plenty.

Simply because we know how desperate we are for God in all things and in every way.

 

Show Notes

Think about the life you live, the things you do, the conversations you have, the TV shows and movies you watch, the way you spend your time, the way you spend your money, the life you live.  As you think about these things, I want to ask a very simple question.

Do you really need God to live the way you are living?
...

Am I living attuned to His mercy and grace that has been given to me in Jesus or am I living more by my own desire, whims, control, or understanding of life?

Do I live with a sense that God’s presence is with me and overshadows my life that His presence has actually brought and continues to bring forgiveness to my soul, healing to my wounds? 

Do I live with a sense that God’s power has brought restoration to the brokenness places and is leading me to new places and new people to share this with?  

Do I live with a sense that God’s purpose for me is different than that I would give to myself or what I have tried to find in doing things my way?

Do I really need God to live the life I have been living?


Out of gratitude for what God has given us:  Are we living a life of obedience to the Word of God, or even to the things the Holy Spirit has spoken to or reminded us about?  

Out of gratitude for what God has given us: Are we living with a grateful heart committed to being present and joining together to worship God in unity, not because of who we are but because of who he is?   

Out of gratitude for what God has given us:  Are we living with grateful hearts bringing the whole tithe into the storehouse that the floodgates of heaven would be opened up upon our lives, our church, and the world around us? 

If we don’t like the answer we find, what a blessing that God gives us the opportunity to hear His word and repent and return to Him that we would yet again find His mercy new every morning.  That we would experience His steadfast love ready to forgive and lead us into a new direction by His presence, with His power, and for His purposes.


Oh that we would know Christ and the power of his resurrection.  That we would be poured out as Paul tells Timothy.  That we would fight the good fight, and finish the race, that we would keep the faith because we are so enamored by His mercy and captivated by His love.  Oh that the world would see Jesus in these days through us, His people the Church, you and me because we humble ourselves before him and find His strength not only in our time of need but also in our times of plenty.

Simply because we know how desperate we are for God in all things and in every way.

 

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