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Spiritual-Inspirational

Published on June 24, 2008

Author: nicksozo

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Obedience : 6/24/2008 1 Obedience Gulf Coast House of Prayer Hebrews 3:18 : 6/24/2008 2 Hebrews 3:18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? Example – The Shed : 6/24/2008 3 Example – The Shed under bid took longer than expected hoped for two weeks took almost 4 weeks more hourly came out for Steph and Justin none of us got any money for a month Patrick and I actually lost money during that time Not only did we not make any money for that month We went into debt for materials Got paid $4000 for shed Shed cost close to $5200 Slide 4: 6/24/2008 4 I did practically nothing to advance the House of Prayer during the month so I fell behind a month The household fell behind a month on bills and will be several weeks before we can catch up Stephanie : 6/24/2008 5 Stephanie fell behind on her bills Caused friction with her dad Caused her to have to borrow from people who really didn’t have it to lend Caused her to do things that she shouldn’t have done Put tension in the relationship between her and Patrick, with Justin, and with Me, individually and as a group Forced her to get another job During this time she started smoking again (had quit in Atlanta) Justin : 6/24/2008 6 Justin Caused him to not be able to pay his bills on time Made his self worth plummet Like he was mooching off people Felt like he was slaving away with no reward (pay) Made overall tensions higher Patrick : 6/24/2008 7 Patrick Fell way behind in bills Started smoking again (had quit in Atlanta) Got his head busted open Seemed to have lost God’s blessing on his business Tensions and stress related problems in his life increased significantly Nick : 6/24/2008 8 Nick Lost a month of potential headway on the House of Prayer Started smoking again – not regular, but enough to be disobedient (have again quit now for a week) Fell way behind on bills Lost the momentum that Atlanta provided Slide 9: 6/24/2008 9 There are probably things that I’ve missed and definitely ripple effects further down the line that I will never know about. Now some of these things may have happened anyway, but… maybe not. Over all; it would have been better to not do the shed than to do it. Maybe if I had been obedient, it would have gone better for Patrick, Stephanie, and Justin. Slide 10: 6/24/2008 10 Maybe if I had been obedient! Was I disobedient? (note – W.O.D. = workout of the day) Word that God Spoke to me in Atlanta a month ago before we started the shed : 6/24/2008 11 Word that God Spoke to me in Atlanta a month ago before we started the shed Why are you building a shed, instead of building MY HOUSE? Is Mrs. Chapman's shed more important to you than my house? Is RNP Home Services more important than the Gulf Coast House of Prayer? I want you to again, yes again because you used to, I want you to again, cry out to me, plead, and give unrelenting prayers. Press in, Press In, PRESS IN. Do you know the feeling of being near the end of a W.O.D.? And wanting to finish, wanting it so bad no matter how much it hurts. Slide 12: 6/24/2008 12 . I want you to want me like that. I want you to want to see my will be done like that. I want you to want to see my plans accomplished like that. You have joined the club, but now I want you to learn PASSION. You now know the difference between going to the health club and being passionate about the W.O.D., like you are training for war. That is the same as I want you to do now. It is time to train for war. People will follow. Don't try to bring them, I will bring them. YOU, YOU, YOU be passionate. You will fight at Hell's Gate. It will not just be a nice comparison to a workout name that is named after a battle in history, and an inspirational movie, but it will be for real. Real Battle, the real Hell's Gate. You will tread on the head of the serpent. You will Dance on the head of the serpent. But you must be passionate for my will. Slide 13: 6/24/2008 13 Push. You will not finish the W.O.D. without pushing and without pain. Not the pain of an injury, but the type that builds muscle. You will be strong in the spirit. You will be a warrior. The Spartans have nothing on what I will make you. But what is more important to you, My house or a shed? My house or short term comfort of this month’s bills paid? I AM BIG ENOUGH. Yes, I could just give it to you in your laziness. I could give it to you in your indolence and sloth. But I won't. You must run after me, press in. I will answer, but I want something of you. I want your passion for me, I want your eyes on me, and on nothing else. Now : 6/24/2008 14 Now Now, did I disobey? OH YES!! And I have repented greatly for it. Forgive me for the impact that my disobedience has had on you. Zechariah 6:15 : 6/24/2008 15 Zechariah 6:15 Even those from afar shall come and build the temple of the LORD. Then you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you. And this shall come to pass if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.“ Anyone else know that they need to repent of disobedience? Slide 16: 6/24/2008 16 I don’t know where we’d be if I had done what I was supposed to do. Things are going so fast now that I am finally doing it, that it makes my head spin to think, “what if I had been doing this for a month already and not just a week

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