I could not accept the teaching that man has an immortal soul. Created in God’s image, we are all made uniquely with different preferences and perspectives. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to our obstacles. Play! But don’t forget about God in the process. 2 Chronicles 26:18. Obstacles, excuses in serving God "Cease listening to instruction, my son, And you will stray from the words of knowledge." Taking An Interest In God’s Word (1) B. Just a few short months later, God’s people were back in the Holy City, the City of David, rebuilding the Temple and worshipping God together. Indeed, the whole project was completed in only 52 days! Both reveal his compassion and power in our lives. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord 's hand double for all her sins. For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. Faith Unlocks The … Joshua teaches us how to overcome the obstacles that would keep us from following the will of God for our lives. Thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘It is I who anointed you king over Israel and it is I who delivered you from the hand of Saul. So I decided, more or less, to shun religion. — Heb. A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. For example, ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies, etc.) Not only that, but no two obstacles are exactly the same. Success in Serving Jehovah Despite Obstacles. (New King James) or "Stop listening to teaching that contradicts what you know is right." Another obstacle in following God is the pride of self sufficiency (I John 2:16) whereby we think that we do not really need God or to assemble regularly with other Christians (Hebrews 10:25). Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Remember, God calls us to love one another (1 John 3:11), so when we do, it is an act of obedience to God. The skills that God has equipped us with to serve the body of Christ are known as spiritual gifts. But there are always some obstacles in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. 12:3-8) and when you use those gifts to serve His kingdom purposes, He energizes you with His power. 1 John 4:4 “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” When we keep our eyes on the one true God, we will prevail. You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God. We overcome obstacles through communication (vv. Second, God has given you spiritual gifts to be used in serving Him (Rom. Reply. No one went out and no one came in. About Us. Bill and the education benefits. It is certainly no secret that the Christian is expected to grow. Sure, we may be working for Him, but sometimes we lose sight of God in the our desire to be good servants. God uses problems to PROTECT you - A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents you from being harmed by something more serious. Love God – Obstacles Posted in Uncategorized with tags God, love, matthew, obstacles, selfishness on February 3, 2009 by man4god. | MP3 | RSS: Text-Featuring a sermon is a less expensive way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands on the right bar with optional newsletter inclusion. Those things in moderation are not wrong, per se, but if you think more about those things than serving God through the local church or if you find yourself living for next year’s (or month’s) vacation, then it’s possible that your heart may be in the wrong place. Am going through alot this day I need you in my family upkeep, help me to complete my building projects o Lord Jesus for I know you can do all things nothing is impossible for you to do, you does what no Man can do. 1-2) "Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the Israelites. God is seen as glorious when all our serving is moment-by-moment receiving from God’s supply. ... God has helped me to overcome obstacles in my life and I pray that I am able to leave a legacy for my girls to never give up. Wendy says: July 1, 2020 at 8:26 am. He saw the obstacles and opposition as hurdles to be overcome in order to complete God's work. WHEN I was a young man, there were two things that bothered me about religion. And he kept building. 12:2, 3 . Every type of obstacle and every form of opposition that Nehemiah faced in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem is an illustration from God's Word of the obstacles and opposition that we can expect to face as Christians. 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