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Now What - Part One - Walking by Faith through the transitions of life - February 5, 2023
Summary: Change is a difficult process to go through and most of us would rather not have to deal with it. When the change is unavoidable, what steps do we need to take to make sure we're walking by faith and trusting the Lord in the transition? Pastor Mike shows us how in "Now What?"
All scripture references are NASB unless noted otherwise.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Typical Responses to Transitions
The Life of Noah
Genesis 6:8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.
3 Keys to Trusting in the Lord
1) (A Consistent Relationship with God)
Genesis 6:9b Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.
Walking with God Means...
(Understanding Who’s Leading)
Ephesians 1:13-14 In Him, you also after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation-having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.
(Reading/Studying the Bible Daily)
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Matthew 6:7-8 “And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.”
(Paying Attention to the Circumstances)
Job 2:9-10 Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
(Listening Through the Church)
Ephesians 4:15-16 ...but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
Philippians 2:13 ...for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
2) (Be Alert When God Speaks)
Genesis 6:13-14a Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth. Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood…
The issue is not, (“Does God Speak?”).
The issue is, (“Will I Follow?”);
when God speaks?
3) (Be Obedient)
Genesis 6:22 Thus Noah did, according to all that God commanded him, so he did.
Genesis 7:6 Now Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of water came upon the earth.
Trust in the Lord