Watch This Video – A Free Mini-Seminar
Notes for Seminar
Title: “Adam, where are you?”
9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where [art] thou? [Gen 3:9 KJV]
I. If God asked you today; “Where are you?” What would you tell the LORD?
II. 5 Examine yourselves [as to] whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? –unless indeed you are disqualified. [2Co 13:5 NKJV]
Good to take a spiritual inventory of our lives
A. The most important question is “Do you know the Christ Jesus as your personal LORD, Savior, prophet, priest, and king. Do you know HIM?
If you are not sure then read the gospel of John one chapter at a time and ask the LORD to give you a true faith in Christ Jesus to be YOUR personal Prophet, Priest, King, Lord, and Savior.
30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. [John 20:30-31 NKJV]
B. Are you growing as you should be growing as a Christian as you should be growing?
1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual [people] but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. [1Co 3:1 NKJV]
12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need [someone] to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes [only] of milk [is] unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. 14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, [that is], those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. [Heb 5:12-14 NKJV]
III. Take a day and seek to answer the question “Where are you?” in a time of seeking the Lord.
A. Beware of self-righteousness – You can only solve a problem you admit you have
B. Beware of lawlessness – God forbid we say “Let us sin that grace may abound”
C. Beware of hopelessness – Even God cannot change me, there is no use trying
D. Remember the difference between anointing (power) and overflow (presence of love) – Desire both but overflow more than anointing.
D. Ask for an honest and seeking heart
8 [When You said], “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.”
[Psa 27:8 NKJV]
6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [Him], for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and [that] He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. [Heb 11:6 NKJV]
I have prepared an outline to help you seek the Lord. You will need a journal and bible.
Begin this year with seeking the LORD.
OUTLINE FOR A TIME OF SEEKING THE LORD IN
A TIME OF SPIRITUAL RETREAT
Get a journal & a bible. Go to a quiet and peaceful place. Ask God to help you to prepare for the next year.
During the inventory phase, consider your life’s journey
so far. What do you “own”, both literally and figuratively? If your life were a
large warehouse, and everything you have and are is stacked on shelves…. Take an inventory! Obviously, it
won’t be complete but write a list of those things that seem significant. What
passions and desires do you have? What have you achieved? Where have you
failed? Who are you? What gifts do you have? What experiences have you had,
both hard and good? How has God used you?
My life victories that God has given me
My life defeats
The Threats to me now
God “Sightings” in my life
II. What do you think God has in mind for you?
Next, take some time for prayerful imagining. If you were God…. what might you have in mind for someone who had this inventory? How might you be shaping this person for your purposes (as God)? This is obviously only an imagination exercise…. But play with it; perhaps God will reveal something as you step outside your life circumstances and consider the bigger picture.
What comes to mind? (write
it down in journal)
At the beginning of a year we reflect on what God’s will is for us, so that we might be available and obedient to it, above any other interest. Reflect on Romans 12 mark it up. What strikes you? What if anything stands out? What and Why?
Additional Scriptures to reflect upon:
Luke 5: 1 – 11; Luke 13:1-5; Luke 18:1-8; John 3 ; John 21 ; Ezekiel 37: 1 – 10
What questions do you have for God based on these readings?
What might God be speaking to you through these (or other passages on your heart) today?
IV. Questions to answer
For the next portion of your time, reflect on these three questions. What’s unique about this “moment’ of time that we are in. What milestones will be happening this year? What decisions need to be made? What key transitions, important growth or other change might be needed? Answer these types of questions in your journal.
1. What’s important about this year?
2. What must get done this year from God’s point of view?
V. Kingdom Vision & Prayer
Pray about what might be an over-arching theme or word that best reflects your vision for the next year. Also, pause to ask God what is one thing you could do to draw closer to Jesus this year?
Pray to be controlled and possessed by the Holy Spirit this year
Pray to be given a heart ready to receive HIS WORD and bear much fruit
Pray for the LORD to increase your faith, trust, and reliance upon HIM
Pray for the LORD to turn you away from sin and renew your mind
Pray for the LORD to allow you to surrender to HIS love and will
Pray for the LORD Jesus to abide with you and bear much fruit in you
Pray for the LORD to deliver you from the devil, the world, and unbelief
Spend time in praise, worship, contemplative prayer, and seeking the LORD!
May you have a blessed and fruitful new year
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