We know what God wants, what will we do?
Testimony of Moriah Peters
- She knew God
- She knew what God wanted
- She did what God wanted, Was it easy?
- Doing what God wants is not always easy and many times will bring criticism from the world.
- Was it worth it? YES!
Action is where most of us get stuck
- Faith is nothing without action
- Confusing feelings with action
- Just because we feel spiritual or like we are doing what God wants us to do does not make it so. Sometimes we have to work against our feelings.
- The heart deceives
- “So he got up…” (v. 20).
- Things do not work themselves out
- We do not become what God wants us to become by just sitting here.
- We do not grow in our relationships or get better at our jobs or in school by sitting idle.
- Priorities are important.
- What were Moriah Peter’s priorities?
Action is immediate
- Saying, “I’ll do it tomorrow,” is the same as saying, “I’ll never get to it.”
- If God wants something from us, He wants it now.
- How does this apply to our service?
- How does it apply to our worship?
- How does it apply to our lives?
- How does it apply to our relationships?
- How does it apply to school, family, or even our individual quiet times?
- God wants us to come to Him and He is waiting with open arms.
Its not too late to act… yet.
- Now is the right time
- I don’t know about you, but if God is the purpose for my life, I want to fulfill that purpose now and I never want to be apart from God.
- The son was welcomed back into the Father’s house!
- We are welcomed in as sons and daughters of the God who created us in His image!
- The great AHA moment is that we experience this life right here and now!
Remember the 1st son?
- What is his reaction?
- This was the reaction of the Jews at the inclusion of the gentiles into God’s kingdom.
- Are we the same way toward sinners?
- Should we be?