1st - FLAT BASKETBALL person without Christ and it shows. The basketball has no air and it shows from the outside. 2nd - FROM A DISTANCE THE BASKETBALL LOOKS GOOD (Outward appearance) The basketball looks good on the outside but it is missing some air. Therefore the basketball cannot do what needs to be done. It need more real air on the inside in order to be what it is meant to be. = person who knows what to say when needs to, but that person is not surrendered to Christ because of sin issues or because they are not saved at all. 3rd - FULL BASKETBALL APPEARANCE AND PERFORMANCE MATCH UP WELL this basketball can be used to do what it was designed for = One who is in an abiding faith relationship with Jesus as LORD and He lives through that person to accomplish what He wants done (agrees with God) - this person is used to do things that only God can do because Jesus/Holy Spirit lives through this person for His purpose. GALATIANS 2:20 "i have been crucified with Christ. it is no longer i who live, but Christ who lives in me. and the life i now live in the flesh i live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."
1.) LORD i thank you for .......... ~i thank you for saving him. Thank you for what you have done and are doing in his life. 2.) Make ........... to know Jesus. ~Help him to increase in the knowledge of God. Destroy speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God and help him to bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. 3.) Make ---------- poor in spirit. ~Bring him down LORD, but please do it gently. Help him to see his neediness. Help him to see himself in light of you. Put him in his rightful place, LORD. 4.) Fill .......... with your Holy Spirit. ~ Immerse him in your Spirit Lord. Come to him in power and might. Baptize him in fire, Lord. 5.) Life ........... ~ Life him according to Thy loving-kindness. Pour out your life giving mercies into his soul. 6.) Bless .............. ~ LORD, bless him in everything he touches. Bless him spiritually, physically, and financially. Bless his loved ones. Do for him LORD, instead of me. 7.) Mercy ............... ~ Flood him with need-filling mercies. Pour them out in super abundance. Find and meet every need in his life as you see it. Flood the one i am looking at in my heart and mind with fulfilling mercies, filling all his needs. As you have mercied me, mercy him.