Who Is The Holy Spirit?
Living With Contentment
Paul learned a lesson about circumstances.
Through all of those circumstances Paul had learned about contentment.
Contentment is a choice.
Contentment is not dependent upon external circumstances.
Paul’s source of contentment came from the fact that he embraced a truth about God.
Paul learned that the source of contentment lies in the heart and mind.
The power of contentment is not human power, it is divine power.
We can fuss and fume or we can be content and do all things through Jesus who strengthens us.
Angels are God’s Servants.
They are supernatural beings created by God and for God’s glory.
“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”
Angels are basically three things.
Angels are worshipers.
Angels are also warriors.
Angels are messengers.
Angels often give you direction.
“But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.”
“Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey and went with the Moabite officials. 22 But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the Lord stood in the road to oppose him. Balaam was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him. 23 When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, it turned off the road into a field.”
Angels protect you from danger. Angels can direct you. Angels can minister to you.
They can minister God’s love and healing and power to you.
“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”
“An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.”
We fight from a position of strength!
YOU ARE THE VICTOR!
Jesus’ ministry was marked by fellowship, communion, and eating with a variety of people.
Let us look at three specific manners we must follow if we want to stay at the table.
The meal should heal.
The best way to come to the meal is to keep your eyes on Jesus.
“Do not blow the nose or throw any bows!”
“Outdo one another in showing honor.” Romans 12:10
Jesus is a clique buster.
Jesus is a comfort zone destroyer.
Excuses can get you excused!
“Excuses are the cradle…that Satan rocks men off to sleep in.” Dwight L. Moody
A dinner date is required.
If you are comfortable it may be a good indication that we are complacent.