Equipped for the 521 - Multiplied X 2018

Living with a determined belief and an active faith in God, characterized by the will to prepare, the desire to please, and the love to obey Him with what has been freely given to us from Him.

We can see him - we can come to understand him - we can learn from him - we can move forward and away from him - and thank God, we do not have to become him.

Living the 521 in 3D

Once we have asked and answered those questions we will need to look at living the 521 in 3D (three dimensions): Self - Family - Community

These three dimensions need practical and attainable applications. That is both simple and biblical. Strategies - Possibilities – Outcomes

Living in the 521 as Me

Use Biblical Strategies - Reach for Biblical Possibilities - Expect Biblical Outcomes

Living in the 521 as a Family

Use Biblical Strategies - Reach for Biblical Possibilities - Expect Biblical Outcomes

Living in the 521 as the Community of Christ

Use Biblical Strategies - Reach for Biblical Possibilities - Expect Biblical Outcomes

Definition of MOTIVE

1: something (such as a need or desire) that causes a person to act

What is a motive?

What is/are the motive(s) that direct or dictate your actions?

Do your actions reflect your belief or your disbelief?

Proverbs 14:12

There is a way that seems right to a man,

but its end is the way to death.

Which of your current regular actions lead to death in your life?

Why do you believe that you continue to perform these actions?

James 4:1-3

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

What do you ask God for?

What do you want from life, or what do you want to happen in your life (what are your desires)?

Philippians 4:4-9

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Do you battle anxiety?

If so, what are you anxious about?

How often do you pray?

What dominates your thought process?

1 John 4:1-12

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Do you question your inner-thoughts and inner-conversations?

Do you question yourself?

How do you speak to others – friends, family, believers, non-believers?

How do you treat those same people?

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