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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Surrender Challenge [Day6]

"44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it."    Matthew 13:44-46

I am supposed to seek for it as for buried treasure, like a pearl of great price, but what exactly am I pursuing, 'pressing' towards?

What does a human, Christ-like life look like?

What is personal holiness lived out?
"Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”[a] says the Lord. 20 Therefore“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;If he is thirsty, give him a drink;For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”[b]21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."   Romans 12:9-21

Challenge #5
Memorize one 'personal holiness' verse to mediate on and do today.
Make an organized, daily plan to accomplish your 'personal holiness goal'
(from yesterday's challenge) for the month.
Ask God for His overarching vision for how you can serve Him with your life.
Ask specifics, God knows the answer. 
(Ideas to get you started:)
Among what people group, and age group?
 Sharing the gospel through what medium?
 Reaching what goal/accomplishment?
 Test it with scripture. Is this consistent with Scripture? 
God's Character? Will God get glory from this, or will I?
Ask God for today's step toward that goal. (Are there skills or other knowledge that I will need? Is there a character deficit I'll need to remedy?)
Don't be afraid to be creative. God does call us to the mediocrity of the world's 'box.' 
Patience! God is not finished with you yet! 

My Attitude today is: 
Lord Jesus, here am I, thy little maid.
and here are my minutes
-humble tho they be.
I am determined to fill them to the fullest
with the work you set for me.
Here am I, to be shaped within your hands.
'pressing' to be molded into the image of your Son. 

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