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Organizing the Inside – Day 360 It’s Time For True Worship – A Way of Life

1But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NIV)

Most people refuse to go there. Many will keep doing what they do, until rejecting pure knowledge becomes a way of life. When you and I look deep into the hidden places of our hearts by allowing God’s Holy Spirit to go there, what do we find? Have we spent precious time pursuing our own agendas or does God rule supreme? This is as simple as any spiritual matter can be. Who rules my heart, me or God?

Question: What was the very last thing that He told you to clean up, remove, get rid of, let go of, give up, stop doing or surrender? Did you do it, or are you still trying to hold on to what you want?

There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day. John 12:48 (NLT)

Yes, we know and understand this: So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 (NLT) The Word of God is not complicated or confusing… the plain and simple truth is clear. Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God. 1 John 3:9 (NLT)

I don’t believe the gospel was meant to make people feel good.  For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:3 (NLT) It’s time for many folks to stop playing “Christian” by assuming a form of what looks like Christianity on the outside, but honestly denying the power of God that would live on the inside. Having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. 2 Timothy 3:5 (NIV) Jesus described them by saying, “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” Matthew 15:8 (NLT)

15Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted. 16Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good. Titus 1:15, 16 (NLT)

“The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!” Mark 1:15 (NLT)

But the time is coming–indeed it’s here now–when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. John 4:23 (NLT) We must redeem the time!

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Organizing the Inside – Day 320 Give Time More Consideration

15See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15, 16 (NLT)

Utilizing your time wisely starts with putting God first. Give God the best of what you have to give of your busy day. Time is more than a continuous collection of moments strung together to create minutes and hours in a day. Time is a precious gift and the use of it will either lead your life to prosperity or poverty.  The wisdom to know what to do with the time you have comes from the Lord. This present life is limited to the time you have to fulfill your purpose here on earth, and it is something of great value. As stewards over this gift from God, we have a responsibility to be wise and look to God for guidance about how to best use our time. Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.
Psalm 90:12 (NLT)

How does one put God first and honor Him with their time?  One way to honor God is by showing respect for the time of others. Start appointments on time and end meetings on time. If the church bulletin says service begins at 10:00, then 10:15 puts God’s reputation at stake. Honor God’s ordained cycles of time.  Six days we are given to work, and resting on the seventh will cause your life to be far more productive. The natural sleep, rest and work cycle brings greater efficiency to the work you do. Try working when you are tired or haven’t had much rest. Are you at your peak performance levels? Take time to plan how you will use the gift of time. It can easily be wasted, but the wise woman makes every minute relevant to completing the purpose and plan of God. Utilize your time and you’ll add value to the gift of life God has blessed you with.

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