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LEGACYouth: 5 Ways to Grow Faith in 2010-11

Five Ways to Grow Faith in 2010-11

1) Expand your world. Expand your territory.
Psalms 119:32
- “I run in the path of your commands for you have set my heart free.” (NIV)
- “I will pursue your commands, for you expand my understanding.” (NLT)
- “I will run the course of your commandments, for you shall enlarge my heart.” (NKJV)

Chasing God’s heart and yielding to His authority produces true freedom, which ultimately leads to a divine broadening of our understanding/thinking. By submitting to His boundaries, fixed in love, yet abounding in purpose, our hearts can encounter holy development. A stagnant heart suggests either an embracing of obduracy or a false contentment in merely walking the course. Satan desires us to remain content on merely “wanting to go” – the reciprocal of an Isaiah 6:8 heart.

Territory in the Bible often refers to land, nations, physical measures of influence, etc. We see this in numerous occasions, including Job 12:23, Exodus 34:24, and Deuteronomy 12:20. …

Expansion

Coming off a week of lockin intercession, I’ve been stuck on the word “expansion” lately, as well as the phrase, “expand your world” the past week, primarily as a result from lockin intercession.

In my response, I've been drilling down on a couple questions:

Question #1) How does the Bible emphasize “expand”, and how should believers interpret and apply the term?

Psalms 119:32

- “I run in the path of your commands for you have set my heart free.” (NIV)

- “I will pursue your commands, for you expand my understanding.” (NLT)

- “I will run the course of your commandments, for you shall enlarge my heart.” (NKJV)

Chasing God’s heart (Note the pro-activeness here) and yielding to His authority produces true freedom, which is equal to a divine broadening of our understanding/thinking. By submitting to His boundaries, fixed in love, yet abounding in purpose, our hearts can encounter holy development. A stagnant heart suggests either an embracing of obduracy or a false contentment in merely…