September 4, 2021
What I Found…
The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call out to Him in truth…
…a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.
1 Samuel 15:22
Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obedience to His voice? Behold, obedience is better than sacrifice, and attentiveness is better than the fat of rams.
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.
1 Chronicles 29:17
I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you…
1 John 5:14–15
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him…
1 Kings 8:39
…then hear in heaven your dwelling place and forgive and act and render to each whose heart you know, according to all his ways (for you, you only, know the hearts of all the children of mankind)…
1 John 3:20
…for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies…
1 Corinthians 6:17
…[for] whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom…
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery…
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the body; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the body…
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit…
…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
The end of a matter is better than the beginning, and a patient spirit is better than a proud one.
Nevertheless, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal its people and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.
Now I urge you, brothers [and sisters], by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.
Thank you for being here on this journey together.
“En pneumati kai alētheia.”