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Yielding vs. Yearning

Yielding & Yearning

We like to be in control. Giving up our control can be a difficult thing…but does it have to be? Not only does yielding lead to freedom, but whenever we reference the Holy Spirit, we tap into the deep places of God that lead to the greatest joy and peace we can possibly know. But we can’t abide with a bad attitude either. Yearning keeps us from negative obedience. Thus, the two go together and reap a harvest.

Picture: What is the role of a yield sign? How does this apply to our relationship with God? = Yielding to God means letting him go first!
Question 1: Why yield? Is it necessary?

Scripture Study:

"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." [2Pt:1:21] ==> We can prophecy.
"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:" [2Cor:10:3] ==> Avoid succumbing to sin/the world.

"If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spiri…

Conformation, Reformation & Transformation

As I prepped for last week’s LEGACYouth message, I couldn't help but tap into some insight, thanks to the Stan Mosier workshops in Monteagle last week. Stan's talk centered on the relationship among conformity, reformation, and transformation - each word containing Hebrew and/or Greek significance with respect to spiritual development.

Below are some of the notes taken during the workshops...

Conform: to fashion self according to; abide by the same pattern, based from schema (Greek for shape). Conformation may come from information.

Romans 12:2 (Amplified Bible)

Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].”

To conform means to abid…