The Crossroad of Blessing pt.2
ATTITUDE: AN INDIVIDUAL’S STATE OF MIND, WITH RESPECT TO A SITUATION, PERSON OR THING.
“The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.”
Jeremiah 17:9-10 (MSG)
1. GOD IS TESTING YOU, PERIOD.
“‘...If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land; but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword’.”
Isaiah 1:19-20 (NIV)
2. YOUR ATTITUDE WILL BE A FRAGRANCE OR ODOR.
“Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!”
Acts 16:25-26 (NLT)
3. A RESPONSE OF FAITH WILL ACTIVATE GOD’S BLESSINGS.
“Don’t lay a hand on the boy!”...for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son.”
Genesis 22:12 (NLT)
Victory Group Questions:
What percentage of the time do you obey God with a good attitude? Where do you find it difficult to trust His commands? [i.e. relationships, tithing, serving, health, etc.]
When God searches your heart, what evidence of His work will He find? What is He currently working out in you?
How do you respond to difficult situations in your life? Are you passing His “test”? If so, what blessings have you received from it?
What was your biggest takeaway from this message and why?