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New Year: New Level

Do you want to level up your relationship with God in 2024? In this message, Pastor Lisa Seaton challenges us that leveling up our faith starts with our thought-life. Let’s make this year one where we take control of our thoughts and align them with who God says we are!

Notes 📓✏️:

“My New Year’s resolution is to not make a New Year’s resolution.”

All of us desire to be people and be around people, who are life-giving.

Proverbs 16:22, Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it…

Proverbs 13:14, The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life..

Proverbs 10:11, The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life…

1. Think and speak life 

You are the only one responsible for your thoughts.

Think about what you are thinking about

Proverbs 23:7 ASV, For as he thinketh within himself, so is he…

THOUGHTS > BELIEFS > ACTIONS > RESULTS

Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Dwell on these things.

Dwell = live in or at a specified place

What mental place are you living in?

Luke 6:45b, Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.

You will reduce the environment around you, to match the environment within you.

Romans 12:2 (AMPC), Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Fasting is getting rid of something that gets your flesh’s attention.

Why fast?

To declutter your soul, clear your mind, and hear God’s truth about your life.

C.S. Lewis said, “We have to be continually reminded of what we believe. Neither this belief nor any other will automatically remain alive in the mind. It must be fed.”

2. Full of Faith 

Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

We can have faith, because God is faithful.

Ephesians 6:16, “Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”