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Walking Daily in the Temple

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Pastor Aaron

1. What has God asked you to do ?

2. Ever had to deal with self?

3. Do we love ourselves above God

4. If you can do it on your own , is it really God?

5. When should you praise God?

6. Where are we looking for God?

7. Are we looking for living among the dead ?

8. So does God ask you to do anything you can do totally on your own?


Great message let's get into it!
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    Monday, April 09 2018, 08:45 AM - #Permalink
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    Thank you Pastor Aaron for such a wonderful message! I have to say that listening to you preach and the wisdom that comes out, makes me want to be like you when I grow up:) . I am so blessed by our team at BAM and how each gift that God has placed in the Body, is so needed and just what we need when we need it, and you Pastor truly blessed me this week.

    Self, it's such an ugly thing and something I have dealt with and continue to deal with daily. I find that those things that I thought I finally have overcome rear they're ugly head back up from time to time to see if I really have overcome. Yet, it all comes down to....I cannot do it all by myself. I have tried and tried and tried over the years to be everything and have failed miserably because God doesn't want ME to be everything when HE already is.

    There is such a release knowing that God told me to evangelize and He doesn't tell us to do something that we can do all by ourselves. What a relief!! I don't have to try and figure it out or try and be perfect at evangelism, I simply have to obey and God will be right their to help me out. I will say that I did get to experience praise leading right into evangelism without me even trying to, at work on Friday last week. So I got a glimpse of how easy it is when God gets involved; which is exactly what He does on the other side of our obedience, as Pastor Aaron shared with us.

    There are so many things I can talk about but I am really excited to hear what others have taken away from this message so I'll leave it here.
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    Tuesday, April 10 2018, 07:55 PM - #Permalink
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    So many nuggets came out of this message that I will share a few that really struck me. The first one was when Pastor Aaron asked the question, "Do you love the promise of God more than God?" He later answered this question with this statement "Because Abraham loved God more than Isaac, God provided another sacrifice (to spare Isaac)." So I am diligently asking myself this question, have I put a promise in front of God instead of putting the trust in God to bring about the promise?
    Another nugget was the fact that God did not save everyone during the flood of Noah. God choose 8 people who responded to the preaching of Noah and the animals which the Father drew to get into the ark. The rest were destroyed. WOW! Just as God has to draw people to get into His ark, those who do not respond will be destroyed. God had no choice but to destroy those who did not respond to His call. Had they obeyed, they would have been saved which means when we are evangelizing, we are looking for people, lost sheep, who God is drawing into the ark of God.
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    Wednesday, April 11 2018, 02:33 PM - #Permalink
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    Min. Ryan, the nuggets you mentioned really stood out to me too. It seems like the world we live in, is so much about getting everything you can out of a relationship until there isn't anything left to make you happy and then jump ship. People only want to stay married as long as they feel happy and their needs are met. They only stay at a church where they feel comfortable and not challenged or all their family goes to or they start looking for a new one. It's no wonder why people would be more focused on the promises of God and what He can do for them then they are on having a real relationship with Him because they love Him. It's definitely a trap anyone of us can get caught in if we don't keep our eyes on God and not what He can do for us. It really all comes back to self and like I said before, self is an ugly thing that I am truly tired of.
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    Wednesday, April 11 2018, 02:33 PM - #Permalink
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    As Pastor Aaron was going through the story of Noah the part that hit me was when he talked about how God was the One who shut the door of the Ark. I immediately thought, I wonder what Noah was thinking as he was building the door according to God's specifications. Did he think about how huge the door was and how little he was? Or how heavy it was and how physically incapable he was of shutting the door himself? Or how in the world that door was going to be shut when everyone was inside? I can only imagine the thoughts Noah was having as he was being obedient to God's command, specifically about the door. That is, if Noah was like me at all. Because I know for sure I would have so busy with thoughts going through my mind about how this was going to work! I know that the biggest part of dealing with my flesh is me feeling like I have to think everything through. And I mean, as thorough as I can possibly think! It gets exhausting! Lol!
    So, when we got to the part where GOD shut the door, that spoke volumes to me! No matter what God has for me to do, there will always be a part that I physically cannot do by myself, no matter HOW much I try to think it through! This part of the story of Noah and the Ark has reminded me that I need to simply obey. And if it is something God Himself has truly called me to do, then He will provide the parts that I think is impossibly. I simply need to do the work He has asked me to do, and HE will finalize it, like He did for Noah when He shut the door. I'm seeing that it was successful that way! Once the door to the Ark was shut by God, there was protection from the outside! My goodness... if Noah tried to shut it (or finalize it) himself it most likely wouldnt have been sealed properly and the water could've come rushing in! Just a thought... :)
    So, overcoming self.... obedience and trusting Yehovah knows what He's doing. Noah couldn't see exactly everything that was going to happen in the future... And neither can I.... no matter HOW much I try to over think everything through. I need to trust that God is calling each of us to do specific things because He knows what we are capable of AND He knows He is the One overseeing everything and making it all possible. On the other side of obedience I see that the work of the ark being done is protected because He's the One "closing the door of the ark." He's the One putting His Signature on it with His Name. That's what I can trust!
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    Thursday, April 12 2018, 07:59 AM - #Permalink
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    "If God asked you to do something that you can do in your own ability, then He doesn’t get an opportunity to BE God there.The impossible is so He can give you a testimony" - Ps. Aaron Anderson

    I know more than once in my life I have stopped when difficulty comes for fear of failure. I wont pretend to say that God has asked me to do very many things, I am wary to call something God that is really me or something else. But maybe because I haven't obeyed in the little things that seemed impossible, He hasn't asked more... or worse stopped asking.

    I want God to have the opportunity to BE God in my life. To have more than enough testimony to draw in His lost sheep and to overcome the enemy. I know that takes my obedience to at least step out and try to do what He does ask, and after that another step toward, and another, until the impossible is plain and trust Him through it.
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    Sunday, April 15 2018, 12:11 AM - #Permalink
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    Great comments this week!
    the real key is to see that some of this I can do but there is always an element that only God can complete to get His jobs done. Noah built the whole Ark with no way to shut the door. So he planned on having God finish what he had started. It is when we strive to do thigs for God that we miss the mark. Love you all
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