Sign in or signup


3,826 active users!!Bandwidth
THURSDAY
SEP 1, 2016
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
BroadcastersNew Stuff!
Local Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -24 min
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
Stores
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Mobile Apps | Info
Enjoy sermons from this broadcaster
on a variety of mobile devices.
MyChurch: anchoredintruth
Church Apps | Info
Creating your own Church App is
as simple as turning ON the option.
 | Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Podcast + Codes
•  Apple iTunes | Video
Sermon Browser Info | Demo
Newest Widget | Demo
Newest Player | Info
Our Picks | Info | Demo
Latest Blog | Info | Demo
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Blog
Post+
Search
  
Filter By

Culivating a Crush on God
MONDAY, JULY 01, 2013
Posted by: Anchored In Truth Ministries | more..
20,350+ views | 170+ clicks

For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. – II Corinthians 11:2

As a pastor, I can say that is exactly the way I feel about Grace Life Church. I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. Then Paul says, “For I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.” Through the ministry of the Word and the Spirit, you have been "betrothed" by your Father, your heavenly Father, to one husband, Jesus Christ. Now you are to spend your energies cultivating your love for Him.

Let’s get practical about the ordained means for that to happen. First, how are your daily devotions? That is essential to cultivate a crush on God. Some of you just miss too many days of seeking God in the word and in prayer. Take your small group lesson; take what the pastor will preach the next week; take a book of the bible and divide it into sections. Spend some time in the word on a daily basis. Stir your heart toward God in your daily devotions.

What about memorizing and meditating on scripture? I have an unfair advantage. It is my job to pour into a text to prepare for the pulpit. I do not remember a week when I did not have a deep blessed moment in my study where I was just compelled in my spirit, usually with tears, to say, "Oh, how I love Christ!" Do you know why? I was actively meditating on the word! I didn’t feel that when I opened my Bible, but as I stayed in it, it cultivated within my heart a love for Him.

Are you allowing others to hold you accountable? We don’t want to be legalistic; nevertheless, accountability is very helpful and even essential for cultivating a continual "crush" on God! (Proverbs 27:17) Meet with somebody weekly and agree to ask each other about your quiet times, scripture memory and meditation, and witnessing efforts. That’s part of reining in our lazy, wandering flesh and cultivating a love for God.

What about your church attendance and fellowship? Some folks just miss too much church. You ought to be more faithful. Why is this? God has ordained His local church and the fellowship therein, especially the preaching of the word, to cultivate and grow in your love for Him. I think one of the reasons why He made the local church essential is to humble us. I'm your pastor and you know me; there is nothing special about me. I’m a sinner just like you, and you’ve seen my failures and weaknesses. You have seen that I’ve had to repent and humble myself and start over. But it ought to humble you that God uses weak men as instruments of your sanctification. That’s part of His means, and He has no Plan B. When we make it to heaven, we will have one Pastor, who is Jesus!

So, let’s continually cultivate a crush on God. He put the flame in our hearts to love Him, but He commands us to fan it, to feed it, and to let it take over our lives. Then one day you’ll get to heaven and you will finally love Him perfectly and fully. You won’t have to fight your old flesh that pulls you away anymore. You will love Him fully, and correspondingly your pleasures will continue to deepen with wonders beyond compare!

Web Link:  CLICK TO FOLLOW EXTERNAL LINK

post new | clone this | rss feed | blog top »
Text feature this blog entry
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Top




Don Green
About That Broken Relationship

Truth Community Church
Sunday Service
Transcript!Play! | MP3

Curtis Knapp
Should We Flee America?

Trusting God in the Darkness
New Hope Baptist Church
Play! | MP3

Event: Oct 28-30, 2016
2016 Reformation Conference

Faith FPC October 28-30, 2016
Conference
  LIVE Webcast Event!  

Sponsor:
Keeping the Sword Drawn

A Public Lect­ure: Our Call­ing as the Church of the Mil­it­ant Christ
www.southwestprc.org/events..

Sponsor:
Paul Washer:

See what Paul Washer calls the most useful Bible study tool in hist­ory. Click here!
www.puritandownloads.com/pa..

Sponsor: Paul Washer: "Most Useful Bible Study"
www.puritandownloads.com/pa..

SPONSOR | 5,100+

SPONSOR




                   
God's choice acquaintances are humble men. ... Robert Leighton

Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal


MOBILE
iPhone + iPad
Church App
Android New!
Church App
Kindle + Nook
Chromecast TV
Apple TV New!
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV
Apple Watch
Android Wear
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
Site Notices
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Local Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Podcasting
Video Support
Live Webcasting
Transcription
PowerClips New!
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI | Domain
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Sermon Browser
HTML Codes
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BW
JSON API New!

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Upload via Email
Auto-Upload Sermons
Auto-Blog Import
Picasa | FTP | Dropbox
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Support Us | Feedback Fridays New!