The Interior Life Part 1: The Power of the Will (Red Bank; Chattanooga, TN)


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To support this ministry financially, visit: MESSAGE SUMMARY: The Interior Life Part 1: The Power of the Will (Red Bank; Chattanooga, TN) INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERIOR LIFE -- We are body, soul, and spirit. OurInterior Lifeis all that relates to our Soul and Spirit our Interior Life is private and not public. OurInterior Lifeis the real me. Much of our lifes focus is on maintaining our body but not ourInterior Life. The Psalmist, in Psalms 1:3-4, describes a person with a fruitful Interior Life: He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.". OurInterior Life, typically, does not call out for our attention until, usually, it is too late. OurInterior Lifedoes not call for our attention or scream for help. However, if yourInterior Lifeis not maintained and nurtured, your personal, spiritual and ministry lives can come crashing down. OurInterior Lifecan be viewed like a savings account in a bank. Like a savings account when we make deposits, ourInterior Lifegrows, draws interest, and becomes strong, thereby, giving us a balance that can see us through lifes tough times. However, if we are not makingInterior Lifedeposits and our life circumstances need to draw on our savings, we may find that life has put us in an untenable situation; and we go spiritually bankrupt. Does the life description, provided by Jesus inJohn 7:37b-38,describe your life: If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, asthe Scripture has said, Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.? Paul, in1 Thessalonians 5:23,describes the characteristics of theInnerPersonand the maintenance of theInner Person:Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.". Paul describes us as being comprised of body, soul, and spirit. OurInner Person, or ourInner Self,is all that relates to our soul and spirit. TheInterior Lifeis critical for our abundant life the part of us that is private not public; the part of us that no one sees or knows but us and God. Too often, we focus our personal care on our bodies and not our soul orInner Person. Paul, inEphesians 3:16-17,addresses or inner being: that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faiththat you, being rooted and grounded in love,". THE WILL AS PART OF THE INTERIOR LIFE -- TheWillis part of yourInterior Life, andyour Will is your God-Given ability to choose. Often, we run into problems in our lives because we dont control ourWill; therefore, ourWillhas lost its power in our lives we yield to our flesh, and we are rendered powerless to our choices. Our choices are stealing our lives away! Will Power brings power and strength to our Will taking charge of our lifes choices. The three steps to develop your Will Power, for a given situation or opportunity, include: 1) choosing a task; 2) creating a plan; and following your plan. Make intentional choices. The Holy Spirit wants to have power over our inner being. If we do not have power over our will and inner being, then how can we yield our lives to Gods Will? We need to develop power in our inner person. Sin is defined in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer as the seeking our own will over the will of God thus distorting our relationship with God, creation, and others. Our sin requires Repentance, and Repentance calls for our choice. This level of subordinating Gods will to our will, sin, calls for our death or our crucifixion. As Paul tells us in Galatians 2:20: I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.". Therefore, if you have no Will Power, then how can you choose to do the things that God, through the Holy Spirit, requires of you? Is it the desire of your heart to do Gods Will? TODAYS AFFIRMATION:I affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM RIGHTEOUS IN GODS EYES. God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21). WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACHS RECENT VIDEOS: A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITE: DONATE TO AWFTL: SCRIPTURE REFERENCE(ESV): Psalms 1:3-4; Ephesians 3:16; 1 Peter 3:3; John 7:37-38; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Ephesians 3:16-17; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 5:16. (Click thebluebelow to read the full Bible textfor these scripture references in BOLD.).

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