How to Remove Spiritual Hindrances from Your Life – Powerpoint – February 26

How to Remove Spiritual Hindrances from Your Life

February 26

“And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.” Mark 9:43

The movie 127 Hours tells the story of Aron Ralston, an adventurer who set out on a hike through Utah’s Canyonlands National Park. Trekking through one deep canyon, Ralston inadvertently jarred a boulder loose. The boulder fell on top of him and wedged his arm against the canyon wall.

For days, Ralson was stuck there in the canyon. His arm had lost all circulation and was essentially dead. He finally realized that his only chance for survival was to do the unthinkable: use his pocket knife to cut off his own arm. And that’s just what he did.

Ralston survived that horrific ordeal because he was willing to cut off what was killing him for the sake of saving his own life. And just like him, we, as believers in Christ, must have the resolve to cut the things out of our lives that kill us. I’m talking about the sin that brings us down and hinders us from experiencing the fullness of life in Christ Jesus.

Maybe today, there’s something in your life that’s keeping you from living full-on for Jesus Christ. Perhaps the best option is to, like Ralston, consider cutting that thing out of your life. Do whatever it takes to remove every hindrance in your relationship will Christ and you’ll discover the amazing life Jesus offers you!

REMOVE THE SPIRITUAL HINDRANCES FROM YOUR LIFE BY CUTTING OUT THE THINGS THAT KEEP YOU FROM LIVING FULL-ON FOR JESUS CHRIST.


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Moving from Willpower to Real Power – Homeword – February 26

Moving from Willpower to Real Power

This devotional was written by Doug Fields

I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe in him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. —Ephesians 1:19-20 (NLT)

If you’ve ever been to a funeral, I’m pretty sure you’ve informally gone through the following process: you sit quietly in the funeral service and grieve the loss of a life, and in that quietness you resolve to sharpen your goals. The reality of death awakens something in you and in that moment you want to focus on what really matters most. Maybe you go home and change the way you treat your close friends or family. That happens often for a day or two, then the resolve fades. Why?

Easy answer! It fades because you go back to relying on your own willpower rather than on God’s power. I know this because I’ve gone through this spiritual ping-pong match many times myself. And my willpower isn’t enough for what matters most.

To be successful at this, we must move from willpower to real power. This is where we depend on God to help us define and achieve what matters most.

Today’s Scripture passage gives us insight into how God’s power—real power—is available to us. It means that, as a Christian, since we have the Holy Spirit in our lives, we have access to His power. It’s the same power that defeated death on Easter morning! It’s the same power that created this incredible playground we call Earth! This same power is available to you, to help you live a life with meaning, to heal relationships, work in your family and on the job, rescue your life when you need it, and to focus on the things that matter most!

But there is a condition to obtaining this power. Did you notice it in the verses from Ephesians? It states, “the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe in him…” The power is available only to those who believe. If you’re not a believer, this might sound like some bad news. But it can easily be changed into good news if you believe in Jesus and put your faith in Him. All you have to do is say yes to Him today.

God’s power is available to everyone. This includes you! When you believe in Him and depend on Him to give you His power, He’ll help you live the life you were created to live. God will give you all the power you need to gain a fresh start. He will help you make up for lost time as you finally begin to pursue what matters most!

GOING DEEPER:

1. What do you value most?

2. What percentage of your time do you feel you spend on what you value most? Is it enough time? If not, why not?

FURTHER READING:

Romans 8:11James 4:14Psalm 90:12

For more information and resources please visit HomeWord.com.

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We are in this struggle together. Philippians 1:30 (NLT)

When we support each other, we increase one another’s potential in every area of life. In fact, the word support carries the idea of strengthening one another—to help one another become more capable of facing the challenges of living for Christ and the challenges of health.

When you connect with a loving community of friends, you will be better able to cope with things such as fatigue, fear, frustration, and failure. You will be better able to handle depression and despair and, most important, not have to walk through them alone. As Philippians 1:30 tells us, “We are in this fight together” (NLT).

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