Real Lives Are Waiting On The Other Side Of Our Obedience

I’m going to go over some notes and share what God has given me this week in scripture. Oh and the title of this blog is a cool quote I found =)

1 Peter 1:7(NCV)

7 These troubles come to prove that your faith is pure. This purity of faith is worth more than gold, which can be proved to be pure by fire but will ruin. But the purity of your faith will bring you praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is shown to you.

Our faith is tested be the temptations and troubles we go thru. Our faith is worth more than gold but our faith is tested by fire(temptations and attacks of the devil) and if we are in that heat to long we will start to ruin. Which means that if we allow ourselves to stay in that temptations instead of fighting it we are going to give in and our lives are going to be different.

1 Peter 2:19-21(NCV)

19 A person might have to suffer even when it is unfair, but if he thinks of God and can stand the pain, God is pleased. 20 If you are beaten for doing wrong, there is no reason to praise you for being patient in your punishment. But if you suffer for doing good, and you are patient, then God is pleased.21 This is what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and gave you an example to follow. So you should do as he did.

There will be times when we have to go thru stuff. We may be falsely accused of something but if we stand for what we believe in that God has given us we will be rewarded in the long run cause we suffered for doing God’s work. But if you suffer for doing wrong then you don’t get what you should.

1 Peter 3:13-14(NCV)

13 If you are trying hard to do good, no one can really hurt you. 14 But even if you suffer for doing right, you are blessed.
“Don’t be afraid of what they fear;
do not dread those things.” — Isaiah 8:12–13

If we doing what God says no one can really hurt us. They may try or may make us feel bad but they cant truly hurt us in anyway.

1 Peter 4:7-11(NCV)

7 The time is near when all things will end. So think clearly and control yourselves so you will be able to pray. 8 Most importantly, love each other deeply, because love will cause people to forgive each other for many sins. 9 Open your homes to each other, without complaining.10 Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others. Be good servants of God’s various gifts of grace.11 Anyone who speaks should speak words from God. Anyone who serves should serve with the strength God gives so that in everything God will be praised through Jesus Christ. Power and glory belong to him forever and ever. Amen.

Using God’s gifts wisely in these times we live in.

1 Peter 4:12-16(NCV)

12 My friends, do not be surprised at the terrible trouble which now comes to test you. Do not think that something strange is happening to you.13 But be happy that you are sharing in Christ’s sufferings so that you will be happy and full of joy when Christ comes again in glory.14 When people insult you because you follow Christ, you are blessed, because the glorious Spirit, the Spirit of God, is with you.15 Do not suffer for murder, theft, or any other crime, nor because you trouble other people.16 But if you suffer because you are a Christian, do not be ashamed. Praise God because you wear that name.

We should be proud for suffering as a Christian. We should be proud for being labeled a Christian instead of always trying to hide it.

1 Peter 5:3(NCV)

3 Do not be like a ruler over people you are responsible for, but be good examples to them.

If we are going to lead people we cant set out to lead them we need to set out to help them to be an example of someone they can follow. A Leader isn’t someone who wants to be a leader a leader is someone who is a role model that people look to, follow, and listen.

Micah 7:16-17(NCV)

16 When the nations see those miracles,
they will no longer brag about their power.
They will put their hands over their mouths,
refusing to listen.
17 They will crawl in the dust like a snake,
like insects crawling on the ground.
They will come trembling from their holes to the Lord our God
and will turn in fear before you.

If we want to change this nation or see people come to Christ. The only way they are going to believe its real or that there is a God is by the power of God. Thru miracles and prophetic and stuff. The power of God is the way to share him. When we seek to minister to someone to get them saved we get involved and its us doing it not God, But if we set out to do what God wants and to show his love and power then God does all the work all we are doing is being obedient to what he wants us to do and thats all that he asks us to do is be obedient. And this is where my quote comes in ” Real lives are waiting on the other side of our obedience.”

Habakkuk 2:4(NCV)

4 The evil nation is very proud of itself;
it is not living as it should.
But those who are right with God will live by faith.

Since we are Christians and we are right with God we need to live by faith. If we have faith that something will happen it will happen if we have faith that is what God told us. To often we do something and then it doesn’t happen right then so we don’t think it ever will. God does move but just cause something doesn’t happen right then doesn’t mean it wont.

Habakkuk 2:14(NCV)

14 Then, just as water covers the sea,
people everywhere will know the Lord’s glory.

They will know cause we will have God’s glory. But to get God’s glory we need to not be ashamed and we need to be willing to suffer as Christ did. To have the glory of God we need to be Christ like. You can’t see God but he’s there but we can see God cause God gave all his glory to Christ and if we follow Christ and are willing to go out and even suffer like Christ did we will have God on our side and we will be able to do what he wants us to do.

Well that’s what I got for right now I don’t want to write to much that you don’t want to read =)

Tell next time
Much Love ~ Jeremy


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