White Noise | Message 1: Silencing the Noise | Pastor Chad Dingess | 1/7/2024

January 7, 2024   /   Bethesda Church

Acts 20: 24 (NIV)
But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

Psalm 90:12
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

1. Help us RECOGNIZE what is priority.

Romans 8:5
Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

2. Help us REORGANIZE what is priority.

Psalm 90:12
…that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Fasting is trading one hunger for another.

Fasting is not a requirement; it is a choice.

Luke 4:1-2, 14
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit…

1. Identify your ‘WHY’.

James 4:2
You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

2. Decide your type of fast.

3. Make it a heart thing, not a food thing.

Isaiah 58:3
“Why have we fasted,” they say, “and you have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you have not noticed?”

4. Expect results.

Hebrews 11:6
“Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”


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