NEXT – Week 4 – January 17, 2016 Notes

Today – Repentance is key to Forward Motion

1 – LOST SPIRITUAL FOCUS

Luke 21:34 — Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.

Prayer – God, we repent for trying to live our life…our way. We repent because we have let our SELF get in the way of following you. Forgive us. We put the Focus back on following YOU first.

2 –INFLUENCED BY THE WORLD

Eph 2:2 — You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live…the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God.

Prayer – God, we repent for having the attitudes of the world. No longer will we be judgmental & critical about others. Break off of us any fear or worry in our hearts. We choose to forgive and we let go of every hurt, wound, bitterness, and inner pain.

3 – OVERWHELMED WITH LIFE

Psalm 119:96 “I have learned that everything has limits.”

God, we repent for allowing our lives to get so full. Forgive us for not coming to You with our struggles. We choose to exchange our limitations for Your strength. Make us strong and mighty in You.

4 – DON’T KNOW OUR PURPOSE

We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. 16For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible — everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him.

Prayer – God, we repent that we have allowed our lives to become aimless. Forgive us if we have been missing Your assignment for our lives. Show us Your purpose and help us know who You have created us to be.

5 – NOT LISTENING TO GOD.

Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”

· Pray this – God, we repent for the times we were not listening to Your voice. Forgive us for having our hearts so full of stuff that we can’t hear You. We determine today that You are leading us and we can hear Your voice. We are going to do what You say.

YOUR Life WITHIN Moves You to Your Next

Prov 18:14 — The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain or trouble, but a weak spirit who can raise up?

Prov 16:32 — …he who rules his spirit is better than he who takes a city.

√ The Holy Spirit is the VERY LIFE of God.

John 6:63 — The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.

Prov 20:27 — The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart.

√ Your Spirit WITHIN is the force of life!

Get to know the person of the Holy Spirit.

Rom 8:2 NLT — And because you belong to Jesus, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.

Pray — Today, I choose to be spiritually strong. God’s life is flowing from my spirit into every area of my life. Holy Spirit, help me to stay focused on God. Keep me from being influenced by the world. Strengthen me to take my steps in sync with You. Water those Destiny seeds God has planted in Me. Keep my heart sensitive to hear Your voice.

sbn

NOW Prayers To Take You to Your NEXT

So often in our lives we get stuck in our NOW wanting to move to what God has NEXT for us.  But we are left struggling and straining to make life work.  Then we think “Why is this same thing happening to me?”  Below are 5 BOLD prayers that will clear the pathway in your life.  You may be facing the same traps you have in the past.  Or you may have to traverse a path where boulders in your way.  But if you pray these 5 prayers, they will begin affect your heart…clear your spiritual life…and move you Forward to God’s NEXT! For more on this, jump over and watch the Week 4 video or listen to the Podcast!

Lost Spiritual Focus?  Pray – God, we repent for trying to live our life…our way. We repent because we have let our SELF get in the way of following you. Forgive us. We put the Focus back on following YOU first.

Influenced by Wrong Attitudes? Pray – God, we repent for having the attitudes of the world. No longer will we be judgmental & critical about others. Break off of us any fear or worry in our hearts. We choose to forgive and we let go of every hurt, wound, bitterness, and inner pain.

Overwhelmed with Life?  Pray – God, we repent for allowing our lives to get so full. Forgive us for not coming to You with our struggles. We choose to exchange our limitations for Your strength. Make us strong and mighty in You.

Don’t Know Your Purpose? Pray – God, we repent that we have allowed our lives to become aimless. Forgive us if we have been missing Your assignment for our lives. Show us Your purpose and help us know who You have created us to be.

Needing Direction?  Pray – God, we repent for the times we were not listening to Your voice. Forgive us for having our hearts so full of stuff that we can’t hear You. We determine today that You are leading us and we can hear Your voice. We are going to do what You say.

sbb