Midweek Message 4-17-2018

Here is a thought to chew on today.  “God is at work in me to help me come to the end of myself.”  I know,  that is a big order for all of us.  Paul said,  he no longer lived, but it was Christ living in him.  To come to the end of ourselves is to give up, to surrender,  and let God take over our lives.  Paul said it this way in Romans 12: 1-2,  ” Take your everyday, ordinary life,  your sleeping, eating, going to work and walking around life –  place it before God as an offering.  Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.  Don’t become so well adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.  Instead, fix your attention on God.  You’ll be changed from the inside out. …..  God brings the best out of you,  develops well-formed maturity in you.”  (Message Bible).    So where do we start?   We pray and ask for help.  We confess our sins,   We tell God we trust Him with our lives more than we trust ourselves.  When we give God our lives each day,  we begin to come to the end our ourselves.     God bless,  see you Sunday and “Keep Spurring.”  Louis