God is always at work around us.
God pursues a love relationship with us that is real and personal.
God invites us to join Him in His work.
God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances and the Church to reveal Himself, His purposes and His ways.
God’s invitation to join Him in His work will lead us to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action.
We must make major adjustments in our lives to follow God and join Him in what He is doing.
Examples of People who did or did not make adjustments:
Rahab - Joshua 2:8-24
She believed that the God of the Israelites was the true God;
She had heard of their victory over the Egyptians in the Red Sea;
She was willing to protect the spies by deceiving her own people, She helped the spies escape;
Her adjustment saved herself and her family.
Peter, Andrew, James and John - Matthew 4:18-22
They not only left their nets, they left their future;
They left their family;
The mission of God was carried out, the church began, the apostles gave their lives as a testimony to Christ.
Rich Young Ruler - Mark 10:17-22
None; cannot give all he has away because he is attached to it;
Result: the young man walks away sad, unfulfilled, dejected.
What about us? - Hebrews 12:1-3
We are to throw off all that hinders our running;
We are to run with our eyes fixed on Jesus;
We are to consider Jesus’ faithfulness so that we don’t lose heart.
Our experience of God is determined by our willingness to make adjustments in order to follow Him and obey Him.
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Please have your Bible handy so you can follow with the scripture references.