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Thirsty People Worship Deeply (2 of 5)
Series: Deep Waters
Pastor Frank Damazio
Intro: Deep waters we wade into are ankle-high, knee-high and waist-high until we swim in the deep waters. We have pushed out from the shorelines, past our comfort zones and into the deep waters of God's presence. Worship is moving from the dry land to the land of rivers, wells, brooks and streams. The thirsty soul is the one that pushes out into deeper waters. There is a call of the Spirit that is tugging on our hearts, inviting us to go deeper. Respond with a deep thirst that moves you toward the deep waters.
I. DETERMINING TO GO DEEPER
A. "GOING DEEPER" DEFINED
1. I will push past my personal hindrances and distractions and wade into the deep waters of God's presence with my praise, worship and an open heart of expectation.
2. Luke 5:4, NET: Push out into the deep water.
3. Deep waters is where I have a spiritual encounter with God that transforms my life.
4. Deep waters is where I worship God with heartfelt passion and insatiable thirst for more of God.
5. Ps. 42:1-2, GNT: As a deer longs for a stream of cool water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for you, the living God. When can I go and worship in your presence?
6. Our confession: I thirst for more of God.
B. FACTS ABOUT WATER
1. When our bodies fail to retain the right amount of water, dehydration sets in. It is the water in our body that determines the vitality, strength, and energy associated with daily living.
2. The human body is 2/3 water.
3. The body absorbs cold water faster than hot water.
4. By the time you are 70-years-old, you will have required 1½ million gallons of water.
5. Studies show that increasing water consumption can decrease fat deposits. Water is a natural appetite suppressant.
6. If you lose 2% of your body's water supply, your energy will decrease by 20%. A 10% decrease in water, you will be unable to walk, and a 20% decrease - you're dead.
7. A man ...
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