Monday, November 1, 2010

11/01/10 - Crawford Loritts

The first message at True Woman Fort Worth was from Crawford Loritts.

I've been processing his message and have listened to it three times actually. Even the third time listening, there was new insights, so if I kept listening I am sure new things would jump out at me. His message was: What in the World Do You Want?

Dr. Loritts unpacks worldliness for us in his message using the verses 1 John 2:15-17: Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

He points out that worldliness is a heart attachment, it's loving anything of this world the way we were created to love God. It's looking for this world to love us the way that only God can love us.

We pervert God's love when we look to other things to give us the type of love that only can come from our Father.

He clearly points out that "worldliness is a celebration of self".

He makes plain our need to go vertical for our definition and horizontal for impact. He challenges us to stay engaged in our world and in our culture, but wear our spiritual protection!

If you have a chance to read or listen, I hope you take the time.

I will continue to work through each of the True Woman messages in the days and weeks to come!

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