Don’t Settle For Less – Receive God’s Best


Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright

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Don’t Settle For Less—Receive God’s Best   

You have to learn how to RECEIVE God’s BEST.

The main reason we aren’t receiving His best is because we are willing to settle for less. 
Very few are committed to God’s best.  We have been influenced more by the world than by God’s Word and “dumbed down” to accept far less than what God has provided. As long as you can live with less than God’s best, you will. 

You have to get sick and tired of being sick and tired before you will aggressively pursue God’s best. You have to have a holy dissatisfaction with mediocrity before you can experience all that God has for you. It doesn’t happen accidentally or automatically. If you don’t pursue it, you won’t get it.

Everything in our fallen world naturally goes from good to bad. Things don’t get better without effort. We have to seek to find, knock to get the door opened, and ask before we receive  (Matt. 7:7). We must raise our sights and aim higher. Most people are shooting at nothing and hitting it every time.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end [hope and a future, New International Version]

When the Lord spoke to Jeremiah to write these words, Israel was devastated. The city of Jerusalem had been destroyed, and many people had been taken captive to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar. Thoughts of peace were probably the last thing on their minds. But Jeremiah went on to say in verses 12-13, “Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

I’ve had people tell me they prayed and believed God but that nothing happened. These scriptures promise otherwise. So, who’s right? I choose to believe God is true. The key is, we have to seek with ALL our hearts. That’s the missing element. We have to reach a point where we won’t live with anything less than God’s best.

That attitude is missing in the lives of far too many Christians. The bar of expectations, even within the church, has been lowered in regards to healing, finances, and more.There is such a fear that someone might be disappointed and, therefore, condemned that many ministers have been teaching people to settle for less and avoid the disappointment.

I am not trying to condemn anyone. We have all been raised in and influenced by an ungodly culture. And nobody learns how to receive God’s best overnight. It’s a process, but we need to begin moving in that direction. I haven’t arrived there either, but I have left and am on my way. God has far more for all of us than we are experiencing.

How to find, follow and fulfill the will of God.

Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright


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How to find, follow and fulfill the will of God.

Are you fulfilling your call? Do you even know what God has ordained for your life? If not, you’re certainly not alone.  Two-thirds of Christians don’t know if they were walking in God’s will.   Being uncertain of God’s plan for our lives is common among Christians.  But it shouldn’t be.

How can we ever expect to build God’s kingdom if we don’t know our part?  The place to start is to realize that the Lord has a specific and unique plan for you.   He’s had this plan in mind before you were even born. God had all of your days written out before you were born. You aren’t a mistake going somewhere to happen.  You haven’t been placed on this earth by chance.  Where and when you were born, the parents God gave you,  your personality, and everything else about you was orchestrated by  God for a specific purpose.

However, you can’t assume that God’s will is automatically going to come to pass in your life.  It won’t.  God’s will doesn’t always come to pass.  Take salvation, for instance. I believe that most people are not accomplishing what God has called them to do. They may be doing good works, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re  walking in God’s purpose for their lives.  Not everything that is good is God.Believe me,

God’s perfect will is worth finding. Supernatural peace and joy come when you’re in the center of His will.  And God’s blessing and anointing will always be on your work when you’re doing what He’s called you to do.

Do you feel dissatisfied or unsettled with your life?   Are you tired of just going to work, coming home, watching television,  going to bed, then getting up and doing it all over again?  If so, it may be God who has placed a holy dissatisfaction within you in hopes of provoking you to start seeking out His perfect will. Don’t wait another day to begin the search for God’s will in your life.

Finding God’s will for your life is essential, but it’s just the beginning. Once you start moving in God’s direction, you have a big target painted on your back. Satan will do everything he can to stop you.  If you don’t bump into the devil, it’s because you both are headed in the same direction. You’re going to have all kinds of problems trying to follow God’s will.  You can definitely learn from hard knocks.  But I don’t recommend it. There is a better way. You can learn from somebody else’s hard knocks. This is exactly what the Scripture has to say:

Knowing God’s will for your life is a very small part of you following and fulfilling that will. That comes as a total shock to most people. Most people think, God, just show me what You want me to do, and praise
God, I can take care of it from here.
  But, actually, the Scripture teaches a much different attitude. Once you know God’s will for your life, the next step—and maybe even a more important step—is finding out how to follow and fulfill His will.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
5  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

It is more tragic when a person knows God’s will but doesn’t fulfill it than if they never knew His will to begin withI believe this happens more often than most people realize. When we get to heaven and look back on our lives, I don’t think many of us will say, “I trusted God too much.”  But many of us will say, “I played it too safe. I spent my time being occupied with too many things and not going for what God said.” So, I think how to fulfill God’s will may be the most important part of this teaching, How to Find, Follow, and Fulfill God’s Will. It is super important that you learn how to finish your race properly.

Everybody wants the testimony, but nobody wants the test!   You can quit when things get hard and most people wouldn’t disapprove. They’d only say something if you don’t act that way. They’d get mad at you when you start saying you can overcome in every situation. They believe you should be preparing for the worst.

If you’re in a bad situation and it’s beating you, make sure not to faint in your mind! It’s the way you think that is causing you to be overcome by those situations. If you would think correctly, you would overcome! You’ve got to get to where you look to Jesus and consider Him more than what you see in the mirror, what you feel in your body, more than what other people have to say to you—anything! You have to get to where God’s Word impacts you more than anybody else’s word. You have to keep yourself encouraged because you will not fulfill God’s will with a defeated attitude. You’re going to have to resist discouragement. You have to overcome obstacles that have been put in your path. I’m telling you, it takes effort. If you’re going to endure over the long haul, you’re going to have to toughen up. Good soldiers don’t indulge their feelings; they just do what they need to do. 

I pray this has been helpful to in Finding, Following and Fulfilling God’s will for your life.
God has a definite plan for your life.
Your not here by accident.
He wants you to know His will if you will diligently seek Him.
You will do well to find His will for you.
You will do well to then follow His will – Seek Him First.
You will do well to Fulfill His will. – Endure hardness as a good soldier.
You’ll find great happiness and satisfaction in doing so.

Walk By Faith

Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright


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Walk By Faith. 

Here is an amazing truth:
Spiritual things can only be perceived by our spirits.
Jesus said to Nicodemus in John 3:6,

“That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”.

What Jesus was saying was, flesh is flesh and spirit is spirit.
You cannot perceive the spirit through the senses of the flesh.
They are totally different worlds, or realms, of reality.

The Apostle Paul made this same point in 1 Corinthians 2:14 where he said,

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”.

The physical senses can’t discern spiritual things.
This isn’t speaking only of understanding spiritual truths with our minds;
this also applies to seeing spiritual realities with our eyes or feeling
spiritual things with our emotions.
Of course there are exceptions where God opened physical eyes to enable
people to see angels and even heaven, but normally the only way to access
the spirit realm is through our spirits by faith.

Although special times of the manifest presence of the Lord do occur
when we can feel in the natural what is always true in the spiritual,
this is the exception rather than the rule.
We are not to be more excited when we feel something
  than when we are just  walking by faith in the promises of God!
  That is a radical statement!

 You won’t always feel God’s presence.
That may come as a shock or disappointment to you, but that’s the way it is.
And if you are believing, unrealistically, for a constant tangible
manifestation of His love and presence, you are out of step with God and
setting yourself up for disappointment.
That’s not the way He is.
The Lord loves to work in subtle ways that only faith perceives.

Hebrews 11:6 says,

“But without faith it is impossible to please him.”

Our God is a God of faith, and it takes faith to please Him.
He could make a bird come sit on your shoulder and tell you He loves you
every minute of every day.
He could write your name with instructions on every cloud that passes over.
He could have angels come visit you every morning and night to affirm to
you that what He says in His Word is true.
But that’s not faith, and that’s not God.
Second Corinthians 5:7 says,

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

We don’t just walk by faith until we get the sight we really desired.
We walk by faith, period.
When sight comes, we praise God and keep walking by faith.