Give It to God, Don’t Take It Back, and Get Out of His Way
By Leesa D'Orazio
What power we have in knowing what we have been given! We know we are the children of God, part of His family, the sons and daughters of the Most High. The devil tells us we are a mistake, we are not significant, we will never make a difference, we shouldn't even try. But we are of God, little children, and greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world.
Opens with Charita singing "When You Lead." Teaching and sharings start at 2:12. We close with a special Christmas song at 30:25.
Our Authors' Posts
- Refresh and Renew with God's Word
The skills of rightly-dividing the Word of truth are perishable, they decline if we do not use them. Using them keeps God's Word fresh and alive in our minds.
- The Most Important Thing in Your Life
Nothing is bigger than salvation. Nothing. Salvation is our life! We are saved and will be with the Father forever! It cannot be overstated.
- The Common Faith
Jesus is the door, not the staircase. He is the door. We enter in and we are done. Then we have the common faith. We have true unity when you and I connect over this spiritual bond we both share.
- Being More Than Conquerors Takes Endurance
Being More Than Conquerors Takes Endurance - it requires staying focused on God, and in your ability to prevail and conquer in all things. Especially when you are faced with adversity.
- Fellow Workers With God
As fellow workers with God, we all contribute our strengths and abilities to bless one another and make our fellowship the best. Charlie lays out our plan moving forward, where each of us may pick a week to teach and/or lead the fellowship. We then began setting up the calendar for the coming months.
- Change and Stability
Change can be good. It brings more stability with God in our life.
- The Battle For Your Mind
God's plan for us is victory. The adversary wants to corrupt our minds so we never see the victory. We must discipline our thinking to have victory in our lives.
- The Account of Cornelius
This is a remarkable story if you know the history and culture behind it. It is a very unusual period in the Church, because up until this time there wasn't anybody in the Church except former Jews.
- Rise Up and Claim Victory
Hannah was childless and endured verbal attacks by Peninnah for years. What was it in her life that opened the floodgates so she could get the answer she needed? She rose up.
- Expectations of the Apostles
What did the apostles believe about Jesus Christ? And what did they expect to occur in the near future?
- Communion 2022
Our Communion Service
- Keep Your Heart Pure
We want to keep our hearts pure so the Father can reach us with His love and wisdom.
Philippians 4:4 is a direct directive from our Lord. We are to rejoice always. So let's be about our Father's business, shall we?
- Childhood 2.0
The adversary has stolen and is killing an entire generation of our children. We are not to be ignorant of his devices. We need to teach our children to put on the whole armor of God because they are going to need it.
- The Invisible Things of God
We are God's workmanship, and the invisible things of God are freely revealed to our inner nature. Then all He has invested in us is paid out in love as we do those great works He has fore-ordained for us to walk in.
- The Standard for Giving in the Age of Grace
The standard for giving today is "Every man according as he purposes in his heart." Usages of "tithe" in the New Testament show the tithe was part of the law that was done away with Jesus' sacrifice.
- Love Others as You Would Be Loved
We should not judge one another, but love one another. Jesus taught us how using a proverb and parables in the Sermon on the Mount.
- A Spiritual Tune-up
At least once a year we should do a spiritual tune-up to see how we are doing. John reviews 10 things you should promise yourself.
- Walking as Children of Light
A great frame of mind is necessary in your walk, a spiritual humility is necessary if you are going to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.
- Can You See the Promised Land?
The last two or three years we have been inundated with negatives. God takes care of the birds in the air, the lilies of the field, and He will take care of us.
- Walking Worthy While Speaking the Truth in Love
When we have a balanced walk we can carry a greater load and make an impact by speaking the truth in love.
- February's Full Sharing with Leesa
The fellowship shares what has been blessing them during the month of February.
- January's Full Sharing with Leesa
The fellowship shares what has been blessing them during the month of January.
- The Praise of God's Glory
We are claimed as God's own possession. We are sealed with holy spirit, the guarantee of our inheritance. He did it all so we may live to the praise of His glory.
- Powerful Holy Spirit
Jesus was anointed with a powerful holy spirit. In the Gospel of Luke we see how he walked by that spirit and brought deliverance.
- Our Stand in Christ Conference
Sharings from the attendees of the Our Stand in Christ Conference.
- How Important is Chronology?
A clear order of events would fit with what we innately understand - time. But the gospels are so different from one another! We must go beyond the mathematical model to see how they fit together.
- All Spiritual Blessings
We have been given all spiritual blessings - every one! We are fully equipped. So now we want to develop our relationship with Him. This is where life counts!
- Our Spiritual Perspective
Our spiritual perspective determines how we walk for God. Jesus walked powerfully because he saw things differently.
- The Father's Limitless Love
How much does our Dad love us? Let's try to count the ways. It is an amazing journey to realize that His love really knows no bounds. Love is not just something He does, it is Who He is, it is one of the defining characteristics of His very nature. God IS Love.
- Study Night Part II
What do Focus, Exhortation, Godly Wisdom, and Good Ground have in common? Follow along as we search the Scriptures together.
- The Lord Is My Shepherd
Sometimes if we just slow down and think about what the Word is saying it can be very impacting. What God chose to emphasize in the 23rd Psalm is the relationship.
- Cover to Cover Summary for November
The participants in our Cover-to-Cover Bible Reading Project share what they learned during the month of November.
- Cover to Cover Summary for September
The participants in our Cover-to-Cover Bible Reading Project share what they learned during the month of September.
- Cover to Cover Summary for August
The participants in our Cover-to-Cover Bible Reading Project share what they learned during the month of August.
Forgiveness is a conscious, deliberate effort to release feelings of resentment or vengeance towards someone, regardless of whether they actually deserve our forgiveness.
- An Environment of the Word
Building an environment of love and respect for God's Word requires repetition. People always want to jump to something new, but that new thing may or may not be the truth.
- Rest in the Lord
I received just what I had prayed for. I wasn't anxious because I had prayed and judged God faithful to do what He promises. I had rest.
- Be a Giant Killer!
You can slay the giants in your life and walk in victory. Learn the keys you need from David's victory over Goliath.
- A Renewed Mind Recipe
This is not just positive thinking. Our moral compass is greater than that. It is set on spiritual things, knowing the greatness of God.
- Wisdom - Living in the Moment
When you stop and look at the moment you see things differently. What you have. Who you are with. You are happy, and God is Who He is. The moment, not the past, not the future, but that teeny tiny moment is for you to enjoy.
- The Benefit of Forgiveness
Love and forgiveness go hand in hand. If we cannot forgive someone in our life, we need to do that. Then we will be free to live, love, and forgive.
- Sprung from the Snare of the Fowler
There are those that work to ensnare Christians, but our God is greater and He brings absolute deliverance.
- The Covering of Prayer
God sees and covers all. There is not a moment in our lives when we are alone. He has a vantage point like no other. His ears are always open to our prayers. We know He hears us always.
- The God Who Sees
God came to Hagar when she was alone and pregnant and in the middle of the desert. She named God "The God Who Sees Me." What does God see of us?