The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

5 Day Challenge- Sabbath breaking

Today is number 3 of the 5 day challenge. I read this in my wisdom booklet about Sabbath breaking. I realized how much I do not delight in God on His holy day.

1. Lean the single focus of delight through persecution.
One of the signs of maturity in the Christian life is the ability to enjoy the fellowship of Christ's sufferings in the same way that we delight in another person.

Definition: To take great pleasure in, to be greatly pleased by, to enjoy thinking and talking about.

As a verb–delight
I delight to do Your will, O Lord. (See Psalm 40:8)
As a noun–delight
Has the Lord as great delight in sacrifices as in obedience to His voice? 1 Samuel 15:22
As an adjective–delightful, delighted
God's Spirit is grieved when fellowship with the Lord ceases to be delightful to us.

Verb: please, fulfill, fascinate, cheer, satisfy
Noun: pleasure, happiness, joy, satisfaction, enjoyment, fulfillment
Adjective: enjoyable, pleasing, fulfilling

Example: Nehemiah endured much persecution in rebuilding the walls around Jerusalem and seeking the welfare of God's people. He knew that God's blessing would not continue if the Sabbath was not honored.

In fact, it was precisely because the nation had not kept its Sabbaths that God carried the people into captivity.

When Nehemiah observed people buying and selling on the Sabbath, he contended with the nobles of Judah. "What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day? Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the sabbath." (Nehemiah 13:17-18).

Application: God promises that if we delight ourselves in Him, He will give us the desires of our hearts (Ps. 37:4).
The first step in delighting ourselves in the Lord is giving Him a day in which we can set aside our work and pleasure to delight in Him and His Word. As with our money, He desires that we give the first part of our time back to Him.
Memorize Isaiah 58:13-14. Then list all the activities that you normally do on the Lord's Day. Check off the ones that do not pass the threefold test of the verse.
Look up the following verses to discover what David, the man after God's own heart delighted in.
Psalm 1:2
Psalm 40:8
Psalm 94:19
Psalm 119:16, 24,35,47,70,77,174