Live With Eternal Perspective Podcast Episode 069 In Pursuit of Godly Truth Part 2
Terri Hitt – Live With Eternal Perspective Podcast
Episode #069 – In Pursuit of Godly Truth – Interview with Professor William Wagner - Part 2
Thank you for entrusting and investing your precious time with me to grow in Jesus together. I am blessed and thrilled to be back with you today to discuss more ways to live with eternal perspective.
Last week I began a conversation with Professor William Wagner, President of Salt and Light Global Ministry. If you listened, you know we were just getting started. This week we continue where the conversation left off and delve much deeper into the concerns of culture, not only in America, but through the world. If you are a believer of Jesus and a follower of Christ, I urge you to listen to this conversation with a prayerful heart that calls out to God to open your eyes where they may be blinded and to open your heart where it may be closed from His truths.
As we continue our journey with the Lord, we must desire to be changed by Him moment by moment, to access the ability that comes from Him, to readily recognize deceit in the world. The battle of contending for the faith God desires for us will require those who profess Christ as Savior to keep ourselves centered in our love and obedience to Him, despite the costs. He is able to keep us from stumbling and present us faultless through His wisdom and power. We must keep our minds and hearts focused on Him.
Three verses come to mind as so promising and critical in maintaining our godly walk through Jesus.
Psalm 53:2 says, “God looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God.”
1 Chronicles 22:19a says, “Now set your heart and soul to seek the Lord your God.”
2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Make every effort to present yourself approved to God, an unashamed workman who accurately handles the word of truth.”
Let’s begin Part 2 of my conversation with Professor William Wagner, a man who loves Jesus and strives to honor, obey, and please Him. I pray that as you listen to us speak the words of the Lord become clearer to you and empower you to follow and shine Him even more closely.
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In my conversation with Professor Wagner, he said, “If we’re going to win this battle, it’s going to be in the pews.” I agree. Our hearts must be so entwined with God’s that deceit and ploys of Satan are perfectly clear. Throughout history, God has worked through ordinary men and women who obediently followed His calling for them. Where is God calling you? What is He allowing to become more clear in your life? Just as we spoke about today, God always leaves a remnant. Are you part of it?
Boldly and humbly move where He calls and continue using His discernment to guide and grow you. Terms may have been redefined in this world, but God never changes. Commit to reading His word and maturing in your walk with Him so that the moral relativity of culture does not confuse or sway you from the truths He so clearly sets before us.
Precious, Holy, Heavenly Father, we bow before You, humbly acknowledging our distance from You and ask that You build up a most holy faith within us. As we pray by Your Holy Spirit, please show us mercy and keep our focus on our Lord Jesus growing. We have strayed so far from where You would have us be. Snatch us from the fires of this fleshly world. Please keep us from stumbling even more greatly, and make us able to stand in the presence of Your glory blameless and with great joy as we face You, our God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord. May we shine and proclaim Your glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Turn us away from the filth, lies, and apathy of the culture of this world and cause us to crave You and Your truths and break the bonds of deception we have allowed to entwine and captivate us. In Your glorious and merciful name we pray. Amen.
Thank you for listening to this podcast. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to listen to the first episode of my interview with Professor Wagner – Part 1 of our conversation that aired last week. You can find it at terrihitt.com, where you can listen or read transcripts of episodes and find several free resources specially designed to mature your walk with Jesus and influence children to choose Jesus over culture.
I pray that this podcast always draws you nearer to God and helps you cling to Him, despite any circumstances in your life. Until next week, keep looking Up while focusing on ways to Live With Eternal Perspective.
Professor William Wagner holds the academic rank of Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Prior to joining academia, he served with distinction in all three branches of the federal government, including as a federal judge. https://www.facebook.com/SaltLightGlobal/