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Watch Your Lean

 Lean in

Differences between lean on and lean in

1. Leaning on God is reactive and unconscious

2. Leaning into God is active and very conscious

Leaning in is purposeful and strategic.  It's driving your mind body and spirit into the Holy Spirit.

Leaning on God will lead to your salvation but only leaning into God will lead to your sanctification.  

Being set apart, growing, Becoming new. Becoming more like Jesus.

Our typical reaction when trying to lean into God

Is the dominate pronoun I or Me when it comes to personal change?

The second you unplug your phone from the main source of power the phone immediately begins losing power.

“You can’t lean into something if you don’t first remain leaning on that thing.”

Psalm 23 3a“He renews my strength.”

Psalm 23: 3b“He guides me along the right paths, bringing honor to his name.”

The dominate pronoun is HE and not ME; Its not more of self 

Current culture says “Just be yourself” and “Follow your heart”

Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.  Who can know it?”

Dying to self

Luke 9:23-24 Jesus said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.  If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it.  But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.”

Psalm 23:4 “Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.  Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.”

By staying connected to the Shepherd David learns to follow his facts and not his feelings

Part of our sanctification process is learning to follow our facts and not our feelings

Feelings = condemnaton. 

Fact = There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus

Feelings = I'll never be able to change

Fact = You are a new creation in Christ Jesus.  The old is gone.  

Feelings = I am unworthy

Fact = You were bought with a price (a very high price, Jesus’ life)

“You can go from having a pity party to having a party in the pit.”

“Our number one priority when reading God’s Word and praying must be to get God not get the things God offers.