9/10/2018

Yukon, OK - @CBMCOKC - 6:30am Wednesday

Our group gathering will meet Wednesday morning (9/12/18) at 6:30am in BancFirst lobby located at 2500 S Cornwell, Yukon.  Try to make it and consider inviting a guest.  

 


Are you doing alright this week?  Finally drying out a little bit…and actually seeing the sun again!

 

We ran through this a few attributes ago (I think), but for my sake I need to toss it out here again.

 

Our goal in everything we do is to glorify God.  Right?

If this is an accurate statement, how am I doing?

 

If you are like me….my gut response is: "Thanks for that Jay!  I did _______ today and that sure didn't bring Him glory."

 

Dave Ramsey talks about taking "baby steps" to arrive at financial freedom. 

Many small steps, over and over, and then finally the needle moves.  It takes time, patience, perseverance, etc. 

 

Likewise in faith.  We forget that in our faith it is a ONE DAY AT A TIME thing…taking small steps toward bringing Him glory - today. Renewing our mind (Rom 12:2) daily as it were to facilitate the moving of the needle in our personal lives.  And when our lives are impacted, the lives around us are impacted too.

 

The more we commit and obey, the more intimate our relationship becomes…and the spiritual outflow is God glorified.

Each baby step of commitment…glorifies God.

Each thought we take captive to Christ…glorifies God.

 

A possible (really abbreviated) formula for long term God glorification:

(Commitment to God + Obeying God) x Time = long term glorification of God.

 

"And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you WILL abound in every good work." 2 Cor 9:8 (emphasis mine)

 

Have a great week and I hope to see you Wednesday!

 

Psalm 37:5-6  /  2 Cor 10:5  /  2 Cor 9:8  /  2 Cor 9:11

 

Jay 

9/04/2018

@CBMCOKC - Yukon, OK - 6:30am - Wednesday - #fb


Our men's group will meet  tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 6:30am in BancFirst lobby located at 2500 S Cornwell, Yukon.

Try to make it and consider inviting a guest.  Steve Jensen will be leading us this week. 

 

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You guys doing alright after a nice long weekend?  It always seems (even) on a 4 day work week – that it's a reallllly long week!

 

Regardless, here we go..head on and full steam ahead!

 

Over the weekend I (again) ran through an Oswald devotion that hit me square in my eyes…they all do!

 

His statement was this:  "God's purpose is not simply to make us beautiful, plump grapes, but to make us grapes so that He may squeeze the sweetness out of us. Our spiritual life cannot be measured by success as the world measures it, but only by what God pours through us— and we cannot measure that at all."

 

These attributes and biblical principles we strive to hold up, live out and understand in our lives are not just for us…but, in fact, are to be "squeezed out" of us and literally drip all over the people we come into contact with daily.  

 

Not to sound strange – but what do you ooze out every day (being poured through you)?: Political discontent? General whiney-ness about every little thing?

Or is it: a voice of reason?, love/compassion?, generosity?

 

This devotion made me think long and hard..  Here is the DEVO

 

See you tomorrow gentlemen.

 

Thank You!

 

Jay