Does The Word Still Move You? - Nehemiah 8 - [Against the Odds] - Brent Phillips - Encounter Houston
Nehemiah 8:1-3 "All the people assembled with a unified purpose at the square just inside the Water Gate. They asked Ezra the scribe to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had given for Israel to obey.
So on October 8 Ezra the priest brought the Book of the Law before the assembly, which included the men and women and all the children old enough to understand. He faced the square just inside the Water Gate from early morning until noon and read aloud to everyone who could understand. All the people listened closely to the Book of the Law."
Are we allowing The Word of God to truly fill up or lives and give us the strength to do what it is that God has called us to do? Gaining a wealth of knowledge from The Word means nothing if we aren't willing to act on it and live it out.
The moment we start saying, "We aren't going to allow The word to change us" is the moment that God will stop speaking.
When last did The Word move you?
You know when you hear a word from God, and you didn't have to write a single word down but something got written down on your heart. When last did you allow The Word to move you like that?
We must ask the question: "What are we going to do with The Word once we have heard it?"
[quote]Nehemiah 9:1-3On October 31 the people assembled again, and this time they fasted and dressed in burlap and sprinkled dust on their heads. Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all foreigners as they confessed their own sins and the sins of their ancestors. They remained standing in place for three hours while the Book of the Law of the Lord their God was read aloud to them. Then for three more hours they confessed their sins and worshiped the Lord their God.[/quote]
How we deal with the truth when you realize there is sin in your life?
We can't fill ourselves up with a bunch of "almost" verses. To almost give our all to God, to almost give all our life to God, to almost allow God to take it all.. Because almost doesn't count we must be willing to do it all for Him.
We must repent for every little sin and with that repentance comes joy. It brings freedom.
No longer can we accept our little sins we must repent so that The Word can move us to live a life that reflects a life found in Jesus Christ.
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