How your Happiness is Powerfully Linked to other peoples’ happiness

22/08/12 3:23 PM

Matthew 21:22

Absolutely everything ranging from small to large, as you make it a part of your believing prayer, gets included as you lay hold of God.

We can tell our level of faith in what God wants to do for us by our level of enthusiasm for what we want God to do for others.

John 4:28-30

28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.

Matthew 9:9-13

The Calling of Matthew

9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.

10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’[a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Footnotes:a.Matthew 9:13 Hosea 6:6

Psalm 107:2

Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has saved you from your enemies.

Psalm 71:15-16

I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power; for I am overwhelmed by how much you have done for me. I will praise your mighty deeds, O Sovereign Lord. I will tell everyone that your alone are just and good.

Psalm 66:5

Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he does for his people!

Psalm 105:1-2

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his miracles.

Life boils down to two essential steps:
First, experience God’s goodness
Then, proclaim your experience of God’s goodness

Two important questions to consider for the Leap of Faith:
1. What do you want Jesus to do for you?

2. What do you REALLY want Jesus to do for you?

How to pray for your six?
1. Honor responsiveness-to you or to Jesus
2. Be fearless in asking your folks what you can pray for them.
3. Put on your prayer list for yourself – as I did- that you’ll get better and better at this.
4. Make sure you pray for your 6 everyday on your own and try to take a slot everyday, or every other day, in the prayer room.

What you can expect from this Leap of Faith:
1. you can expect to see som miracles
2. you can expect to grow spiritually
3. You can expect to be hassled by Satan
4. You can expect to experience joy

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