Without God I can do nothing-22nd July 2022

Oasis Global

United Methodist Mission

´╗┐DEVOTION & NEWSLETTER

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

WITHOUT GOD I CAN DO NOTHING

Without God, we are powerless, defenseless, and helpless. God adopted us and became our Father, giving us the ability to grow in our desire to serve him, and the power to serve him. In order to do this, we need to fully submit to his direction in life.

 

Know: Salvation is not an "object," but a restored relationship with God. It is a

relationship we need to invest in or we may wander away from God

Feel: A desire to grow closer to God, and a sense of gratitude for what he gave to make our relationship with him possible

Do: Reflect on God's part in your relationship to him. Evaluate how your attitude of dependence or independence in God is reflected in your actions. Formulate a plan from which to draw inner strength from God instead of from something else.

“Meaningless! Meaningless! Everything is meaningless,” said the wisest man ever. In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon expressed this conviction around 35 times. “I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind” (Ecclesiastes 1:14). Ecclesiastes, Solomon’s written sermon, analyzes life’s experiences with a theme that all of life is meaningless, hollow and fruitless if it isn’t rightly related to God.

Solomon opined that life without God has no purpose or hope; man’s worth comes only from the Lord. People apart from God unsuccessfully search for fulfillment and enjoyment to calm their restlessness and compensate for their spiritual emptiness.

Solomon claimed to have followed all of his whimsical passions only to realize that it was like “chasing after the wind” (Chapter 2). He affirmed that without the Lord, nothing could satisfy man (2:25), for true satisfaction comes from knowing God’s purpose for our lives and living it. How interesting that this came from a powerful king who had great wealth, wisdom, respect, and everything he could want on earth. Have you been searching for contentment and fulfillment apart from God?

Ecclesiastes’ somewhat cynical chapters contain gold nuggets of wisdom. One that captured my attention was, “He has also set eternity in the hearts of men” (3:11). God has created in us a yearning for the kind of perfect world that existed before sin entered it. Injustice, wickedness, and sickness affecting us increases this yearning and causes believers to look forward to their promised paradise after death.

 

Worship Sunday!!!

Friends, both those who are considering to be in person, and online, Don’t miss the service this Sunday. Come lets celebrate the anointing of the Lord. The preacher of the day will be Rev. Mary Miriti and the theme of the service will be "I CAN'T DO A THING WITHOUT THE ANNOINTING"

 

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You are all invited to a service and celebration for the newly organized Metro District United Methodist Women of Faith by Rev Mary Miriti

Date: 31st July 2022

Time: 3.00pm

Location: 6445 E. Lovers Lane Dallas, Texas 75214

Please RSVP to Juanda Wallace, MNO

Friends and Families join us in prayer and in-person as we

CELEBRATE OUR 8TH YEAR anniversary of OASIS GLOBAL UNITED METHODIST MISSION this coming week and be part of the grand milestone.

 

Share the flyer widely and mark your calendars!!!!!

 

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