Speaker : Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo
Date : Mar 15, 2020
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Our Series for the Month of March: Out of Eden.
Eden (The Garden of Eden) was God's plan for us. It was a place where we didn't have to struggle, a place where all our daily needs were met. The new testament is referred to as The Kingdom of God. It is the presence of
bringing us God's word this morning.
How come we have become so comfortable living a life far away from what God had planned for us. We should not adapt to living outside of God's plan for us. We shouldn't get used to struggling and suffering.
Enoch walked with God and he was not. God took him. Enoch lived Eden's life.
The secret to having the Eden experience is walking with God.
So the question is, are you making a real connection with God?
We must be careful not to reduce God to a prayer request, what He wants with us is a relationship.
There are 4 ways to know that you are walking with God.
1. You are conscious of God.
Being conscious of God makes a lot of difference.
Something is wrong if you have God in your life and you are powerless.. It is not normal. Luke 8:46
2. You Interact with God.
We are not visiting him, we should be conscious of him everywhere we go. Interacting with God means that we pray to him in the Spirit and listen for him to speak to us
3. You know where God is taking you to.
4. You keep pace with God.
You need to be able to wait for him and this is one of the hardest things to do. Because a lot of times, we lack patience.
2 Peter 3:9.
Be conscious not to reduce God to a shrine, where you visit once a week for answers. You should build a relationship with Him.
You need to abide in God. Be permanently connected to Him.
Challenges will come, but when you are connected to God, you are not just looking at what you have, but you are looking to God and drawing from His resources.
1 Kings 17:1-4
When you are connected to God, He will command people for your sake. It could be a physical place, or a mental place, or a business place.
He will direct you to that place where your help is. God always plans ahead.
When you walk with God, He is free to change the channel He is using to bless you.
That is why you need to stay connected to God. So that when the channel He is using to bless you changes, you are aware.
God is too dynamic to be stagnant. He is fluid so we need to move with Him.
God shows off from time to time. He has too many options and He uses unexpected channels.
Walking with God births your blessings.
Psalm 91:1 KJV
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
In God, you have the strength to overcome sin.