89. Patrick Norris – Activation, Surrender, and Transformation
Welcome to Episode #89 of the Red Ink Revival Leadership Podcast. Today’s episode is a message by Patrick from a series called Activation.
Jesus and the first century leaders spoke often of the transformational power of Activation. What does that mean? When a person simply takes wholistic action upon God’s Word and promises with trust, emotion, and expectancy, a supernatural reaction takes place that leaves the person changed. For many Christians there is a wait and see relationship with God’s promises. But when we choose, rearrange our lives, surrender our hearts and souls, and act upon God’s Word, it will take us from a dead, theoretic religion into a vibrant, energized relationship. The Activation series will help you grasp the vast differences between just reading the Bible as an academic book versus implementing the nuances as a world-changing child of God.
This episode takes us into the foll
The Bible was never intended to be an empty caricature of God.
The Word of God is filled with God’s nature, substance, wisdom, and power.
The Word of God is to change every sphere of life.
God intends that His Word will bring radical transformation in a human life.
God never speaks of humans becoming flawless but rather maturing in transformation.
Surrender refers to activations of faith in God’s Word.
Emotional regulation and satisfaction towards happiness has to do with the state of your heart.
Pride is lacking tenderness in surrender to God’s thoughts, ways, and standards.
When obedience costs you something it is experienced by God as worship.
The stages of surrender: watching, considering, repenting, reorganizing.
If you don’t like your life, check your surrender.
Patrick’s story of a lifetime of surrender experiences.
Inner newness of life doesn’t happen in memorizing a new Scripture; it happens in surrenders given in each stage of life.
Great faith to speak to mountains requires a growth-pattern of great surrender even in the smallest areas of life.
Identifying the fears that prevent you from surrendering to all of God’s ways.
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Edited and produced by Evan (Emac) McAlister.