What Is Haven Universe (HU) & How Can God Help Me in my Troubles? Sept. 19, ‘20
HAVEN: a safe, desired place. UNIVERSE: unity (oneness) in God’s diverse creation.
God loves you, me & our families. The Bible teaches “God is love.” (1John 4:16) He wants to be my best friend and my safe h___________. God will always provide for me what I need (not always what I want). I can trust Him. The Bible says… “they cried out to the Lord in their trouble…and He guided them to their desired haven…give thanks to the Lord…” (Psalm 107:28-31)
God made everything; the whole w___________. He made me s____________ and in His image (likeness) yet we are all very different (diverse). God loves me just as I am, and He wants me to love HIM. He also wants me to love & accept other p______________ (John 13:34). He wants the whole world to believe & trust in Him: one community; one big family (brothers & sisters) under Him. The Bible says, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1)
How can God help me in these scary Coronavirus times and with all my fears and troubles? God offers me supernatural joy and peace through His Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13). How can I get the HS in me? God promises to send His HS to live in me forever when I A-a_________ that I have sin & selfishness that separate me from Holy God, B-b_________ Jesus died on the cross as final payment for my sin, and C-c__________ to follow Jesus as the Leader (LORD) of my life.
So, to get the Holy Spirit in me & experience supernatural joy & peace, I must turn from living life for what I want to trusting in God for what He wants for my life (r__________). This happens when I A-B-C-, but this is just the beginning. I must get to know God better & trust Him more by spending time with him daily. I can talk & listen to Him by praying & reading His Word, the B_________.
Jesus is my true hope in every trouble including the Coronavirus. He understands me & loves me so much no matter what. I must t_________ & o______ God, not me. When I surrender to Him like this, I can experience His supernatural joy & peace.