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Don't limit God by small thinking! By faith take the limits off of Him.
Thankfulness to God, if not followed by a commitment to obey Him, will tend to stop the continuous supply of God's blessings in our lives. Satan tries to limit your praying because he knows your praying will limit him.
Psalm 78:40-42 New King James Version (NKJV)
40 How often they provoked Him in the wilderness,
How Can A Person Limit God?
This should seem impossible when we think of the greatness and power of God.
I. Man Can Limit God
In releasing certain powers and authority to mankind, God willingly restrains or limits himself to the faith, decisions and actions of man.
There have bee individuals, nations and churches that have said "No" to God.
In Psalm 78, God wanted to bless Israel but they rejected God's blessings and limited God in their circumstances.
II. Ways We Limit God
We limit God by our:
Proverbs 23:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
Genesis 6:5 King James Version (KJV)
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts
Psalm 94:11 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Lord knows the thoughts of man,
Matthew 9:4 New International Version (NIV)
Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said,
Our thoughts affect our attitude.
Luke 6:45 New International Version (NIV)
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.
Psalm 78:19 King James Version (KJV)
Yea, they spake against God; they said,
We say what we believe. You can know your attitude and thinking by what you say.
Philippians 2:14 New International Version (NIV)
14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing,
Psalm 78:9 King James Version (KJV)
The children of Ephraim, being armed,
When we give in to sin we are tying up God's hands.
- When we disobey God.
- When we do not pray.
So What Are We Going To Do Then?
III. Take Off The Things That Limit
1 John 1:9 New International Version (NIV)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful
Romans 12:2 New International Version (NIV)
Do not conform to the pattern of this world,
Change the way we think!
- Do not imitate lifestyle of the world.
- The mind is a constant battleground.
1 Corinthians 15:58 New International Version (NIV)
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.
Psalm 78:37 New International Version (NIV)
their hearts were not loyal to him,
Philippians 4:13 New International Version (NIV)
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Joshua 1:6-7 New International Version (NIV)
6 Be strong and courageous,
Ephesians 3:20 New International Version (NIV)
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask
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Hi, I'm Ralph Gregore Masalihit!
An RFP Graduate (Registered Financial Planner Institute - Philippines).
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