Finish Strong- Ecstasi K. McKenzie-Rollison

Surrender: to give (oneself) up; to give up completely

Summon: The call into action; to call upon to do something specified; to call for the presence of

1 John 4:19 reads “We love him, because he first loved us”.

Ephesians 2:4-5 (CEV) But God was merciful! We were dead because of our sins, but God loved us so much that he made us alive with Christ, and God’s wonderful kindness is what saves you.

Jonah 3:10 reads: “God saw what they did; he saw that they had given up their wicked behavior. So he changed his mind and did not punish them as he had said he would”.

God responds to those who humble themselves and turn to Him.

Humility: the feeling or attitude that you have no special importance that makes you better than others

2 Chronicles 7:14 says: if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”.

This past Sunday, Apostle ministered a message titled “God Changes Our Conditions When We Meet His Conditions.” In this message one of the scriptures he brought out was

Matthew 3:8 (AMP) Bring forth fruit that is consistent with repentance [let your lives prove your change of heart];

One of the things he said was if there is no lifestyle change, there is no repentance. Even as God is confronting different areas in our lives, there must be action behind what He is showing us. It is more than God revealing it to us, we must take action and make the proper adjustments. There must be fruit of our repentance.

Repentance leads to change behavior.

Everyday is an opportunity for us to finish strong in The Lord. God is calling us back to Himself, and we all have to answer the call indivually we have to accept the invitation that He is expending to us.

2 Chronicles 14:11 reads: Asa prayed to the Lord his God, “O Lord, you can help a weak army as easily as a powerful one. Help us now, O Lord our God, because we are relying on you, and in your name we have come out to fight against this huge army. Lord, you are our God; no one can hope to defeat you.”

God heard his prayer, saw his humility and defeated the army. And the next chapter God uses a prophet to say in

2 Chronicles 15:2Listen carefully, Asa, and listen Judah and Benjamin: God will stick with you as long as you stick with him. If you look for him he will let himself be found; but if you leave him he’ll leave you”.

Complacent:feeling so satisfied with your own abilities or situation that you feel you do not need to try any harder

1 Peter 5:6b reads “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”

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