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Walking Daily in the Temple

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Reverend Bob Is marking us with His preaching today !

1. "Be not disturbed" Discuss this in your life.

2. What does this statement mean in Your life? "You have gifts that have not been
revealed".

3. We are marked one way or another . Discuss

4. What do you think the prepared place is?

5. Is lack of love from you, because you want it your way?

6. Without faith it is impossible to find your spot/ Is that correct?

7. So dwelling in the place God has prepared we must change what?


Let's continue to discuss this great topic. Where is the x at?
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    Monday, April 16 2018, 01:08 PM - #Permalink
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    In all honesty, I think most everyone wants things their own way, however, when we get past self, we start thinking about others more and put their needs first regardless of what we may want.When Rev. Bob talked about wives not loving because of wanting things their own way; perhaps not taking care of the home or cooking dinner even though the husband worked hard all day, it made me evaluate my relationship with my husband and how I love him. I realize there are many times when I just don't feel like cooking dinner because I am so tired and so we'll have left overs or grab something at the store, etc. to eat instead. Because I'm so consumed with self and how I feel physically, I don't consider my husband and daughter, and their need for a good meal. Scratch that, I consider their need for food but find the easiest solution to appease my tiredness and my dislike of cooking.That is changing right now. I don't want my husband to feel unloved because I choose what I want (not to cook) instead.

    One other thing I want to touch on that I thought was so good....people will go through a dry and aggravated place at different times in their lives---we all do---however God wants to take us to the place that He has prepared for us. What I am thinking about that Rev. Bob said along with this is that if a person doesn't respond to the call then they will die in that dry and aggravated place. This makes me think of all the people that live their whole lives and yet never see the promises of God fulfilled in their life or do what God has called them to do because they won't respond to God's call. They simply stay where they are and never truly fulfill what God had intended for them. I do not want that to be me!!
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    Wednesday, April 18 2018, 11:18 AM - #Permalink
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    I remember when I was 16 or 15 me and my dad were walking through the mall and he asked me was there anything that you want and I said no not here the only thing I want is a video editing computer so that I can edit videos of you and make the video do a cool flip in and out. Well 20 years later or 21 years later I think I'm on my 5th video computer he bought the first one, that dream came true I made lots of videos flip in and out. From that I started a company that I was able to do what I wanted to do for God and make money at it during the week.

    My occupation came out of my place. What I wanted to do for God and was focused on doing for him with the talent he helped me with and gave me to do for him. I was able to utilize that to provide during the week.

    Finding our place is so important it was a long journey to get here, but we learn so much on the journey and the whole time I've been learning and growing and expanding and been able to do that in my place the place that I'm supposed to be. I find fulfillment in that place when I'm able to do what I love to do for God.

    That keeps me in my place I'm productive and I'm thankful that I've been able to find my place at an early age because that has kept me safe and secure through ups and downs lefts and rights, storms and struggles.
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    Wednesday, April 18 2018, 04:49 PM - #Permalink
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    Wow! I appreciate you so much! The honest frank discussion here is fulfilling Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

    Elder Christy
    Your ongoing hunger to do and be whatever God wants you to be is a great example to us all. It takes the anointing of the Holy Spirit to do these things but I have found if I take a step towards doing what god wants it gets easier each step. It is part "taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Note the obedience of Christ the anointed Jesus. The empowered Jesus. "Take I am tired and I don't want to cook dinner." Captive to obedience. " I don't go by how I feel so I will worship my God by cooking an anointed dinner for my family. How should I do that Lord?

    Pastor Aaron Anderson
    A great testimony and it isn't finished! because what we see as our position is continually evolving. What you saw at an early age looks way more and different than what you saw then. I can say with confidence in a number of years it will look even more awesome! thank You for that testimony !
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    Thursday, April 19 2018, 02:22 AM - #Permalink
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    Elder Christy, I so understand what you are saying about being "consumed with self". As much as I love cooking sometimes I feel like I need a break because I so tired and what to do other things. I forget about the feelings of my husband and kids and them wanting a nice homemade dinner. Self can just take over and the thing is that sometimes we don't even know it. I also don't want my family to feel unloved. The beautiful thing is that we are able to see our wrongs and are willing to change.

    Pastor Aaron, That's amazing that at a young age you knew what you wanted to do for God. Finding our place is important as you said, I don't know my place yet but we all have a journey and in that journey I know that I will find my place. Thank you for sharing your testimony and letting us know that the journey doesn't come easy but learning, growing and expanding play a big role.

    Rev. Bob said, "You have gifts but you know them not because you haven't found your place". It got me think and realizing that I haven't found my place. What gifts are hiding because I don't know my place...
    Another thing Rev. Bob said was, "Does your life point to me or to God". am I all about self or am I all about God. Can a person tell I'm different just by me passing by them? What are my clothing showing? So many questions pop up in my head just by what Rev. Bob said. I want my life to point to God at all times but I know that's not the case all the time. It's that SELF not I let get in the way. I have to remove self and place it with Christ, only then will my life point to God. Only then will I be able to touch someone by my testimony.
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    Thursday, April 19 2018, 06:15 PM - #Permalink
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    Stephanie, I just want to clarify my position about cooking for my husband and daughter a bit because things can get out of balance in a hurry if we have the mindset that the wife cooks all the time no matter what and if she doesn't then she's not doing her job. That's a mindset that came when men worked and women stayed home raising children and taking care of the home. We cannot say that about a lot of women today, including you. My husband works 9 hours 5 days a week at his job and drives 2 hours each of those days ( on average). I only work 3 hours a day 3x's a week. So it goes without saying that I should be the one taking care of the house and making the meals. However, when a woman is the one that works far more hours than the husband and is home much less, there has to be a balance. There is nothing wrong with a husband taking care of the kids and cleaning the house and making dinner if the wife is the one working . Now if both are working pretty equal then divide up what needs to be done and help each other out. My problem is really truly self when it comes to cooking because I hate to cook. I tried to love it and it didn't work. Then many days I am really tired (hormone changes are causing me to be extremely fatigued a lot) but that does not mean I shouldn't take care of things because I'm too tired to. You on the other hand work a lot of hours and at night to say the least. I'm saying all this simply to help you understand that Rev. Bob wasn't trying to make women get in their place of cooking and cleaning for their husbands. It was more about women who aren't working long hours like their husbands and not loving their husbands by not doing those things because they want things their own way. It comes down to when we love we aren't just trying to get our own way. I hope that makes sense.

    One gift that you have that I don't want you to forget about is intercession. Early on when Bishop would tell me that when he looked at me all he saw was prayer, that would make me so mad because I wanted more than "just prayer". I didn't understand what a beautiful thing God had gifted me with and how important prayer/intercession is. I didn't think it was important enough because so much of it is behind the scenes where nobody else sees. That was just pride but now I understand just how important intercession is and I want you to realize that every time you intercede and pray, you are able to make a difference. It is so needed in the Body of Christ. I have not had the pull to intercession very often in quite a while. It only comes once and a while now, but when I see you, I know that God is calling you to that place of intercession on a regularly basis. It's simply up to you to answer the call.
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    Friday, April 20 2018, 11:45 AM - #Permalink
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    Elder Christy, thank you very much for your post! I understand 100% what you are saying. I agree intercession is very important and needed and I know that is a part of me. I'm always feeling the need to pray and to be honest sometimes I don't do it because I get side tracked or just say I'll do it later but don't. I have to be the one that answers that call when the Lord place it in my heart. Intercession does happen more behind the scenes and sometimes I do want to show that I have something to give but that's just self. I just have to stay put in the place he has me in right now because the reward will be shown openly. I just have to obey.
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    Sunday, April 22 2018, 01:11 PM - #Permalink
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    Great discussion and response Stephanie Carter and Elder Christy. That is how it is done!

    Roll on with Jesus!
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