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Stay Thirsty

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Revelation 22:17 (NIV) The Spirit and the bride say, "Come " And let the one who hears say, "Come " And let the one who is thirsty come...

Psalm 42:1-2(NIV)  As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?


Matthew 5 :1-6(NIV) Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Matthew 6:33(NIV) Seek first the Kingdom.

“David discovered greatness because he found his greatness in His God.’

Acts 13:21-22(NIV) …The people begged for a king, and God gave them Saul son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, who reigned for forty years. But God removed Saul and replaced him with David, a man about whom God said, ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. He will do everything I want him to do.’  
 
David maintained a deep desire for God!
Psalm 63:1-8(NLT) 1 O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. 2 I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. 3 Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! 4 I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. 5 You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy. 6 I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. 7 Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely. 
“The moment we stop longing for Jesus is the moment we start living our lives without him!”

Nurturing a thirsty spirit
1. Embrace moments
Psalms 62: 3(NIV) “I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory” 

David had a taste in the sanctuary. Now he was having 
a taste outside of it.
Psalm 34:8(NLT) Taste & see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!

2. Recognize the value of his presence
Psalms 63: 3(NIV) “your unfailing love is better than life itself”
  • David found his greatest moments in God's presence. His longing for God is what made him great.

3. Create more moments
Psalms 63: 6(NIV) I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.
Embracing moments means sometimes you have to create space for them to happen.
The more time you spend with him, the more time you will want to spend with him.
God has something fresh every day! 
Luke 11:3 Give us each day our daily bread.
 
Psalm 84:1&2(NIV)  How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

4. Stay at his table
We quench spiritual desires when we feed our carnality.

5. Keep running
Psalms 27:4 (NIV) One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

More Love

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1 John 4:16-19 16 God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 19 We love because he first loved us.


Love starts with Him.

Maybe we should ask the Lord, “How would you like to be loved today?”


Expressing The Five Love Languages with the Father

1. We experience love with God in Quality Time.


Even more than you long to spend time with him, He longs to spend time with you.

When you have your time with the Lord, give quiet space for Him to speak too.


2. We experience love with God in Giving Gifts.

We use the talents God has given us as gifts back to him.

God has given us the Gifts of the Spirit. (1 Cor 12:8-11)
Word of Knowledge
Word of Wisdom
Gift of Prophecy
Gift of Faith
Gift of Healing
Working of Miracles
Discerning of Spirits
Tongues
Interpretation of Tongues

3. We experience love with God in Words of Affirmation.


God doesn’t “need” to know who He is, He “wants” to know how we see Him.



4. We experience love with God in Acts of Service.

John 12:26 says “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

1 Peter 4:10 “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms."

God served us by giving Jesus.
Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”



5. We experience love with God in Physical Touch.

We touch God with our Faith.

Heb 11:6 Without faith, it is impossible to please God.

More Connection

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MORE CONNECTION
1. Unity brings oil
Psalm 133(NIV) 1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. 3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
Bestows- Commands and Orders.
A unified house is a blessed house!

2. Jesus prayed we would be unified.
John 17 20-23(NV) 20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

We get the incredible opportunity to be the answer to what Jesus prayed. 

3. We are called to unity. 
Ephesians 4:4-6 (NIV) 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

MORE CONNECTION
1- Being Together
Community- common unity
Community: Koinonia(fellowship)The coming together, sharing of life.

We can only be the body if we are together!!!!
1 Corinthians 12:12 (NIV) Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

2. Eat together (Acts 2:46 ) 

3. Play together

4. Pursuing Jesus together. 
Colossians 3:16 (NIV) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God
Go through the word together-
Worship & Pray together

5. War together
Romans 12: 15 (NIV) Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. 

“Warring together is spent on the battlefield AND at the victory table.
I Corinthians 12:26(NIV) If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

6. Working together
We serve together
We implement our gifts together.
I Corinthians 12:4-11 (NIV)4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a (1)message of wisdom, to another a (2)message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another (3)faith by the same Spirit, to another (4)gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another (5)miraculous powers, to another (6)prophecy, to another (7)distinguishing between spirits, to another (8)speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the (9)interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
This oil wasn't for him….IT WAS FOR US!

The oil of The Spirit

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Exodus 30:22-33(NLT) 22 Then the Lord said to Moses, 23 "Collect choice spices—12 1⁄2 pounds of pure myrrh, 6 1⁄4 pounds of fragrant cinnamon, 6 1⁄4 pounds of fragrant calamus,[a] 24 and 12 1⁄2 pounds of cassia[b]—as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel. Also get one gallon of olive oil.[c] 25 Like a skilled incense maker, blend these ingredients to make a holy anointing oil. 26 Use this sacred oil to anoint the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, 27 the table and all its utensils, the lampstand and all its accessories, the incense altar, 28 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the washbasin with its stand. 29 Consecrate them to make them absolutely holy. After this, whatever touches them will also become holy. 30 "Anoint Aaron and his sons also, consecrating them to serve me as priests. 31 And say to the people of Israel, 'This holy anointing oil is reserved for me from generation to generation. 32 It must never be used to anoint anyone else, and you must never make any blend like it for yourselves. It is holy, and you must treat it as holy. 33 Anyone who makes a blend like it or anoints someone other than a priest will be cut off from the community.'

The Oil of the Spirit:
1. Is applied for a purpose        
Anoint (hebrew mashach/ greekChrio) "to smear or rub with oil", "to consecrate for office or religious service."

Christ: The Anointed One.
Luke 4:16-21(NLT) When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures. The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written: "The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the LORD's favor has come." He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently. Then he began to speak to them. "The Scripture you've just heard has been fulfilled this very day!" 

2. Equips us with power
He is the ANOINTED ONE We are the anointed "ones."

"What was smeared upon Jesus is smeared upon us."
Acts 10:38(NIV) God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.

John 14:12(NIV)Anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.

3. Postured us for holiness
       
You are anointed to be Holy. 

"We don't have to perform holy to have him; we are holy because of Him!"
2 Corinthians 7:1(NIV) Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

4. Produced by process          
Jesus at the Mount of Olives
Gethsemane(Matthew 26:36-56) “The Olive Press”

This oil wasn't for him….IT WAS FOR US!
This oil wasn't for him….IT WAS FOR US!