How can we experience God in our life?

Greetings to you, my friends, at this marvellous day! The God´s mercy is renewed for us this morning. The Bible says: «Let everything that has breath praise Yah!» (Psalm 150:6). If you can breath today – it´s a mercy of the Lord and a sufficient reason to praise and thank Him. Today I would like to begin a new topic called “How can we experience God in our life?” Studying the Bible we see God doing great feats through many people. He was able to realise His intentions using those people just due to their revelation and understanding of God´s key principles. While living in the different times, educated on a different level, belonged to the different cultures all Bible heroes basically have something in common. The secret of the success and feats they had is obvious – they knew God and interacted with Him. They experienced God´s power and His mercy in their lives. How did they succeeded? It became possible because they dedicated themselves to God. That´s exactly what God is inviting us to do. The following verses from Scripture prove it:
« Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service» (Romans 12:1).
«Neither present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.» (Romans 6:13).
«For the love of Christ constrains us; because we judge thus, that one died for all, therefore all died. He died for all, that those who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who for their sakes died and rose again.». (2nd Corinthians 5:14-15).
«who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.» (1st Peter 2:24).
«according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will in no way be disappointed, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will bring fruit from my work; yet I don’t make known what I will choose. But I am in a dilemma between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Yet, to remain in the flesh is more needful for your sake. Having this confidence, I know that I will remain, yes, and remain with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, that your rejoicing may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence with you again.» (Philippians 1:20-26 ).
«But seek first God’s Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well.». (Matthew 6:33).
All the verses above tell us the same thing, namely: in order to experience God and His power in us and through us we have to understand, that all our life belongs to Him. Therefore, we have to dedicate ourselves in whole to God and His ministry.Our bodies like a living sacrifice must become the tools of justice, so that we can bring the fruits of righteousness to God. Paul says that it is no longer him that lives, but Christ is living in him. Paul dedicated himself to the Lord, that´s why God could do incredible feats through him. During his life Paul experienced God´s power and mercy abundantly. We will experience God as much, as much we dedicate ourselves to Him. Once we understand we do not live for ourselves but for the One who has died for us, we discover the unlimited source of power and mercy of God for ourselves. God gives mercy to the humble, that´s why when we dedicate ourselves and our bodies to Him in humility, His mercy comes into our life filling it with God´s glory. God always works in us and around us. He calls us to join Him and become his partners.
«For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s farming, God’s building.» (1st Corinthians 3:9).
 «Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain.» (2nd Corinthians 6:1).
If we cancel all our excuses and reply to His call, we will receive true blessings from Him.God has actively participated in al events since the foundation of this world. God did not set the Earth up like an alarm-clock, then dropped it to spin on its own, not at all. After the human kind was separated from proper relationships with God, He is persistently working to conquer the Earth to Christ. God works, granting salvation to those who are lost without Him and dying in sins. Heavenly father works through Jesus reconciling the world with Himself, but somehow God decided to accomplish His work through His people.By reconciling people with Himself, God desires to move us to the centre of His will on Earth. If we want to experience Him and the stream of His power and bliss, we must dedicate ourselves and our body to Him.The God asks: «Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?»
«I heard the Lord’s voice, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am. Send me!”» (Isaiah 6:8).
Jesus said to His disciples: «… the harvest indeed is plentiful, but the labourers are few.» (Matthew 9:37).
Why are there so few labourers? Why is it so that God is looking for whom He can send? Because there are no many people ready and willing to submit themselves to Him as a living sacrifice. You can make this decision today to join the file of God´s heroes, through whom He is willing to manifest His power and fulfil what He has set.Be abundantly blessed!Rufus Adjiboye, pastor

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