We are thankful for the Lord’s blessing on our February 9th event. Here are some notes that were given for follow up.
OASIS VALENTINE’S CELEBRATION 2/9/19
“Living Out Love” Daily Action Plan
by Cindy Galdal-Ruperto
Our Created Purpose Is To Live Forever As Beloved Children of God.*
The devil uses the monotony of dead religion to present God as uncaring and uninvolved. But the Bible tells us our loving God is our Source and our Sustainer.
“All my fountains are in You” Psalm 87:7.
Our Heavenly Father wants to Parent us and invites us to seek His will in everything. Not just for life changing decisions but in routine situations all day long.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path” Proverbs 3:5,6.
Has your prayer life become monotonous as you dictate your To Do List to your Heavenly Dad? Do you only check in with Him when there’s an emergency? Prayer shouldn’t just be a monologue, it’s intended to be a dialogue. Leave time for God to answer you and write down what He says in a journal with the date.
“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” Jer. 33:3. (This verse is called God’s telephone number!)
Pray for discernment daily. The devil will target what God tells you to deceive you. His goal is to get you to sin (act independently of God) and not obey Him. At the root of all temptation is the lie that God doesn’t really love you and you must meet your own needs because He never will.
“The serpent said to Eve ‘Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?’” Gen. 3:1.
God wants us to enjoy a loving relationship with Him as we live out of our union with Him. He wants us to be dependent upon Him to the point of desiring His will for our life over our own. As we do that we rest in Him.
“Abide in Me, and I in you, As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me” John 15:4.
Do you long for a closer walk with God? Begin having a quiet time with Him daily.
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” James 4:8.
Joyce Meyer says “Give God’s Word first priority in your life. Don’t try to work God into your schedule, work your schedule around God.”
“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105
Begin your morning singing two worship songs and they will resonate with you all day long. And when you feel sad be ready to worship.
“Put on a garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness.” Isaiah 61:3
God Has Commanded Us To Share His Love With Those Around Us. As we begin to receive and experience God’s love we are able to give it out. God hasn’t asked us to love others, He has commanded us to. The essence of the Christian life is love.
“This is my commandment that you love one another, as I have loved you” John 15:12.
God has called us out of the emptiness of a self-centered life. As we trust Him to meet our needs, we can focus on meeting the needs of those around us.
“Love your neighbor as yourself” Mark 12:31
As we pray for God to use us, we need to realize it is His work not ours.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” Eph. 2:10.
One way to reach out to others is by praying with them. As we do that, we are allowing Christ to live His life through us.
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me;…” Gal. 2:20.
Each encounter we have is an opportunity to operate in our spiritual authority.
“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matt. 16:19. See also Rev. 1:18 and rejoice!
It will cost you something to serve God. You have to come out of your comfort zone.
“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me” Matt. 16:24.
The devil will use the fear of being embarrassed to stop you from sharing God’s love. You will have to decide whether you want to be a people pleaser or a God pleaser.
“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe”
Bring God’s kingdom to the mall, your job, school, neighborhood and church.
“your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” Matt. 6:10.
A Daily Prayer
“…(May I come) to know (practically, through personal experience) the love of Christ which far surpasses (mere) knowledge (without experience), that I may be filled up (throughout my being) to all the fullness of God (so that I may have the richest experience of God’s presence in my life, completely filled and flooded with God Himself)” Eph. 3:19 AMP.
*The purpose of redemption is intimacy with God. Enjoy the video at Fathersloveletter.com.
Copyright by Cindy Galdal-Ruperto, 2019
Here is this page in a Word doc: Action_plan_Val_19
Here is an Oasis resources document: OASIS_Resources_2_19
I can guarantee this truth: No one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. (John 3:5 GW)
No one has ever yet been “volitionalized” into the kingdom of God; that is, so appealed to in their wills to make a decision, and to determine to be in the kingdom of God, as by the strength of that decision and that determination to have got through. It cannot be done. A great deal of mistake has been made in that connection, and an entirely false position has been brought about for multitudes of people because the effort has been made along those lines, and they have been appealed to along those lines to exercise their own reason, and their own feelings, and their own wills, as though that would regenerate them.
Thus interest and activity in Christianity is one thing, but being in the kingdom is quite another.
Multitudes of good-meaning people are interested in Christianity, and are active in Christianity. They see the value of the Christian standard of life, and Christian teaching, and have thought if only it could be applied, how different the world would be. So they have become busy in Christianity, and have thought they were in the kingdom of God. Not at all! You can have all the interest in Christianity without being in the kingdom. This is what the Lord Jesus said, in effect, and in other and more concise words, to Nicodemus.
The only way in is by our receiving Divine Life as a gift through faith in Jesus Christ, and that becomes the new basis of the new creation, the basis upon which everything begins and is carried through, the basis of Divine Life [John 1:12; John 3:3-16; 2 Cor. 5:17]. That Life has in it all the qualities and energies of the new creation. It constitutes our being in what is called the Kingdom of God.
Open Windows: By T. Austin-Sparks from: The Meaning of Divine Life –
We have posted a video of Cindy’s message at the May, 2018 Oasis meeting. It is at the Video page under “Resources”:
And here are photos from the event…
TOPIC: Meeting other Christians
PROGRAM: WFME Reports
AIR DATE: May 5, 2018 on 1560AM WFME, NewYork, NY
GUEST: Cindy Ruperto, Founder of Oasis Christian Singles
OASIS ANNUAL SPRING CELEBRATION 5/19/18
“Marrying Later in Life”
Daily Action Plan for Staying Grounded in Christ in a Waiting Season
by Cindy Galdal-Ruperto
- Put God first in your life above all else with daily Bible reading and prayer.
“Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.” Matt. 6:33
- Nurture and care for your heart by having your deepest needs met by God. He created you to need and want acceptance, security, identity, purpose and love so that He could give them to you. Whether married or single look to Him to meet these needs. Invest time into an ever deepening relationship with Him.
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of your life.” Prov. 4:23
- Change your source. You may know Jesus as Lord and Savior, but do you know Him as Life? This is a moment by moment decision to trust Him for everything.
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Gal. 2:20
- Before you can trust God you must come to the end of yourself and the end of your resources. This is called brokenness. Do you realize that living independently of God is sin? Which verse describes you and the way you live?
“But they will be held guilty, They whose strength is their god.” Hab. 1:11 Or
“Blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee…” Psalm 84:5
- The root of all temptation is to deceive us into meeting our needs independently of God. In our season of waiting the devil will offer us counterfeits or idols that we can look to for false comfort in place of God. This could be sex without marriage, food, drugs, people, workaholism, etc. It could be socially acceptable or not.
“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” 2 Cor. 11:3
- All bondage is rooted in the lie there is no way out. But God always provides a way.
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Cor. 10:13
- Pray for discernment to know the difference between the voice of the Shepherd and the voice of the butcher. The Shepherd restores, comforts and guides. The butcher condemns, frightens and accuses. Read Psalm 23 to learn how the Lord wants to minister to you as your Shepherd. Give Him time to speak to you and obey Him.
- Being on the dating scene longer than expected can be discouraging. Hope is the birthright of every child of God.
“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the Land of the living. Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:13
- Don’t let failed relationships keep you stuck in the past.
“For though the righteous falls seven times, they rise again…” Prov. 24:16
- Rejection is often God’s protection. A Biblical mindset is vital.
“’For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Jer. 29:11
- Ask the Holy Spirit to show you in those you date what you cannot see on your own.
“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Sam 16:7
- Has the devil convinced you you won’t be happy unless you are married? Has marriage become an idol to you?
“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Neh. 8:10
- Talk to God all day long. Bring everything to Him. Enjoy being with Him.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.” Prov.3:5-6.
Say this prayer daily out loud to remind yourself that the Creator of the universe is in control. You have a new life in Christ that is not centered on what you can do. But on what He can do through you. Step out in faith wherever you go and rest in Him!
“David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, ‘Praise be to you, O LORD, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.’” 1 Chron. 29:10-12.
Resources To Help You “Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power” Eph. 6:10.
PDF of this article: Action Plan May, 2018
Copyright by Cindy, 2018. Cindy@CompleteinChrist.com