Overcoming the things that hold us back from fulfilling His plans for us.
This message is about learning to melt more into Jesus. We’ll explore the reasons we resist the healing or refining process and hear God’s word on overcoming those things.
Fulfilling God’s plan for us requires daily obedience, saying yes to His will over the desires of our flesh or the world.
Are we 100% ready to say yes, no matter what? Or does our ‘yes’ come with questions or hesitation?
Does a conversation like this sound somewhat familiar now or at some point in the past?
me: Good morning Father.
God: Good morning. I’ve been waiting for you. I’m so glad you came to sit with Me. I have a question for you today. Are you ready to say yes to me?
me: Yes Lord. I’m always ready to say yes to You. Wait…yes to what?
God: Me. My will. My needs. My plans
me: Yes Lord…and as I say yes, I’m aware of a nervousness in my spirit. What is that Lord?
God: It’s a wavering trust.
me: No Lord… my trust is unwavering. Wait…there’s that nervous feeling again.
God: You say yes and with that yes you want to know exactly what you’re saying yes to. You want to see the plan, the steps, what’s required and what the result will be. I’m asking you to say yes to Me. Period.
me: [silent contemplation]
I’m asking you to say yes to Me. Not yes to…
- a specific action
- a safe path
- a comfortable thing
I’m asking you to say yes with complete trust in Me, your creator, your God. I want a yes that trusts I’ll show you the way one step at a time. Say yes to trusting me without questions like…
- what will be required of me
- how hard will it be for me
- how long will this take
- how safe will I be
me: Oh Lord, I want to. Help me
God: I’m asking for a yes to complete surrender. I want you to melt into Me.
This presentation is about getting in touch with the reasons we resist ‘melting’ and letting God increase our faith in Him, His will and His path.
Key Scripture References
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. ~ Galatians 1:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor. ~ James 4:10 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. ~ James 1:2-4 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. ~ Galatians 5:1 ...for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]— ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP We have therefore been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory and power of the Father, we too might walk habitually in newness of life [abandoning our old ways]. ~ Romans 6:4 My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word. ~ Psalm 119:28
This message will focus on overcoming what holds us back from surrendering fully to God’s calling. We’ll look at things…
- Fear of transformation
- Avoiding change
- Fear of losing our personal identity or of the unknown
- Limited trust – lack of nourished intimacy with God
- Clinging to familiarity
- A need to please people
And we’ll seek God’s word to overcome the things that hold us back from melting more into Him. Attendees will leave with practical things they can do to overcome ‘melt resistant’ moments.
- 1 hour keynote presentation
- Optional workshop add on
- A retreat with the message divided into