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Nissi Light - Lifegroup Notes 5th September 2012

Post Faith Forensics: Doing Gods Will Sherie: We learn the five process of how to discover Gods will. 1. Does my heart want to please him? 2. What does the word of God say? 3. What is God impressing in your heart? 4. What do the Right They say? 5. What do the circumstances reveal? John 1: 10-13 All were made through God sons and daughters. Romans 8:14 and children of God. There is a difference if we are children or a (Son and Daughter). He calls us Son and Daughters by our behavior and patterns. When we are mature believers. Are we just a child or a mature son and daughter of God. As a Christian it is a choice how we wish to be seen. Therefore coming to the will of God. In order to do the will we need to know the will. As we talk about the 4 and 5th point we need to think who is the authority of our life? Is it our culture and tradition or even our emotions. Is the word of God the only authority in your life? If it is, then your decision making would be wise. What are the other wrong authority in your life before. Amanda: My parents, they are definately an authority. My dad is a christian but he suits the bible to himself. When I had exams when I was young, he would bar be from going to Church. I could have reasoned with him. Jona: A group of friend I used to be closed with. It affected me because even though they are not Christian. I realise that I was not a spilt. There is this Christian me and a non Christian me. And this affected me. I was doing what a Christian was doing but my heart was not there. I made a decesion that I want to set the boundaries straight. Amanda: I second what Jon says. Thankfully my close friends are Christians. However, there are friend who are not. As I draw away from them, I realize that they clouds my thoughts and decesion when I am with them. I realise when I actively grow in God that they see the change in me. Yun Mei:

Nissi Light - Lifegroup Notes 5th September 2012

In Secondary School.In order to fit in, I opened my mind to more things. I wasnt pure and honest that my school motto was. In the past I thought it was ok to use vulgar terms because everyone is doing things. My brother reminded me that I was a Christian and that was the first thing I did. And now, I see it as a problem. Sherie: Even being in Church for awhile, the authority is pastor and SWP. I realise that although God is the final authority, I saw over the past few months that its not about listening or surviving and doing ok in the Christian walk but to be called to be the difference. I realise that its more then listening to the correct people but also realising that God wants me to do something extra and be different. I believe that God is not done with me.

Sherie: What do you think what would happen in your life if God word is the authority in my life? Amanda: Youre be confident on the decision that is made based on his will. Because you know that you know that he has your back and knowing God has ur best in mind Sherie: What is God impressing in your heart. We do all the reading but have we really taken time to listen to God. Not just praying but what God wants for you. Jona: I realize that thought the service that my prayer to him has been a report session. I short change myself from the wisdom that God wants to give to him. I allowed him to use him only that bit. It seems that Im a soldier to a superior. Sherie: How have we allowed the Holy spirit to spreak to us. Yun Mei For me the holy spirit speaking to me is through the bible. The last two week, I learnt what the decisions I made in the past is logically right. I felt that God is trying to correct my perception in the past. I realise that they were spiritually wrong and it has taught me that those past deceisions were wrong. Sherie: Its very important to take time out to listen and reflect. Spend time think what we do in the day and ask God to speak to us. In this time where we allow the spirit to speak to us, we

Nissi Light - Lifegroup Notes 5th September 2012

find ourselves more aware of him and what we need to change. Until we realise it ourselves then we realise its so vital for our walk. I like what Lixin said in the feedback. Whats the point of talking to God is we are not trying to listening. - Something like that.. Yun Mei: Discipline is a very vital part of us. Amanda: Sometimes, we need to pray against the fear of not hearing. Sherie: Sometimes we are fearful to hear Gods voice because we are scared of what we might hear. Sometimes we think God wants to suppress our good desires. But God wants to cleanse our will so we can use it for his suppose so we need not be afraid of what he has for us. What are the wrong ideas we had in the past. Gladys: The misconception that God is quiet. But how can we say that God is quiet when we do not even read the word of God. God is always speaking, but are we willing to hear him. Prayer is not the way for God to reach God but us to lean closer to God.

Sherie: When we delight ourselves in God, our will is intertwine with Gods will. It is interesting that we we do not listen, we will die carbon copies. At the same time, when we do not do his will, we deceive ourselves that we can be different from our creator. There is so much distraction we need to keep going to him. Why is having the right They in our lifes. Nick: Encouragements. Amanda: We will feel alone when we listen to people who tell you things that you want to hear. Sherie: We want to be accountable to the right theys to the people to others as well. That way we can impact others. We need to hear and confrontations. Sometimes, we do not like it but we need it. Most of the times, SWP is the person correcting me. As a leader there are still

Nissi Light - Lifegroup Notes 5th September 2012

things we do not see, but sometimes when I see her she would scold me and correct me. And now I understand why she did what she did. Because she wanted to inflict discipline to us. YM: Its important to listen to the right they and be the right they as well. Sometimes when we advice people, there will be people who stray away because they are hurt. When I tried to tell my friends and help them, they left and I felt guilty. I kept blaming myself, even though we can be the right they we shouldnt be guilty over it. Ive also seen the power of surrounding yourself with the right they. There was this friend that I have who strayed away but his siblings continued to ministered to him and now he is back in Church. Sherie: Ultimately, it is going to be just us and God. So if we do not have the answers at judgement then we have to prepared to answer to our lives. We have to be thankful for having the people in our lives. We need to start disciplining ourselves and listen to him, because he wants to speak to us. So God centered and expect it. Expect to hear from him and start to build on that hunger. Amanda: Today I learnt in Jeremiah 18:3-6, God wants to change us and mold us we should allow him to do so.