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Taking Inventory

July 8, 2013

Who or what in your life can you live without? Who or what are stunting your growth with God? Are your lives an asset or liability? What weights can you pull off to get closer to God? Since God is a jealous God, what have you made a god or put ahead of Him?
Do you find joy and happiness in God or do you need another person to make you happy? Some people make family members, automobiles, homes or money their gods? There are some things or people we have to prune or cut-off so we can grow. Some things or people have to be removed from our past so we can move forward.
There is a time and season for everything and every person in your life. Every person is in your life is for a season and a reason. Some will strengthen you or weaken you. What things are hindering your walk with God? Are your friends leading you to Christ or away from God? Are they encouraging or discouraging you? Are they building you up or tearing you down? There will come a time when you just have to let the “dead bury the dead”. Everyone is not profitable for you or to you. If Peter denied Jesus and Judas betrayed Jesus, what will they do unto you?
Don’t turn your back on people, but continue praying, strengthen and encouraging them as a brethren. Beware of people that pat you on the back and say “I love you” with no actions; only to get what they need or want. As the Apostle Paul stated “don’t bother those dogs, just watch them”. They speak love with their mouths, but their hearts are far from you.
Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us. When our family and friends have forsaken us, He will be there to pick us up and plant our feet upon a Solid Ground.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (Romans 8:35)
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:7, 13-14)
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. (Hebrews 12:1)
And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (Matthew 19:24)
And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him; let the dead bury their dead:
And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.(Luke 9:59-62)
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

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  1. Good point, you’re right Pastor we should all take time to take inventory!

  2. Great post and reminder that nothing is as important as our walk with God!

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