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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday Words of Encouragement February 28, 2016

This morning we continued our Sunday School lesson on ‘a confident hope’. Then we had a nice worship service with a good sermon. Pastor asked the question: “What if Tomorrow Never Comes? He referred to the Bible text in James 4:13-17 that discusses those who would say I will do this business or that tomorrow… but ‘you do not even know what will happen tomorrow’. And particularly verse 17: “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”

There is no place in our lives to procrastinate if there is good to do. We need to look to heavenly goals, sharing the good news with others, rather than seeking earthly success and material ‘stuff’.
Pastor encouraged us to apply these three principles:
1. Seize the day. Psalm 18:1-3; 46. Even though David was in hiding and beaten down, he chooses to praise God. David’s circumstances may not have changed but his attitude did. We need to seize the day or the day (wrong motives and attitudes) may seize you.

Happiness is not goal, but journey. (Happiness is not a matter of externals, it is a matter of internals.)
2. Secure your relationships. Ephesians 5:28. Again, your focus should be Heaven bound not earthly. Don't give the devil a foothold in your relationships. Ephesians 4:26-27. Watch your relationships with your spouse, your children (Psalm 127:3-5), friends (Proverbs 18:24) and other believers (Galatians 6:10).

3. Serve the Lord. We are told to ‘love the Lord your God, with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind. Deuteronomy 6:5; Matthew 22:37.
Man is lost - can't find his way.
Man is blind - can't see the truth of God. John 14:6.
Man is dead - can't feel or experience the life of God.
If Jesus isn't you're Lord, who is?
We are to be giving, living, and doing in His name.
“I did it my way” (like Saul in 1 Samuel 28:19) is rebellion toward God. (Luke 12:20; Acts 5:3-4).

Every day is a non-returnable precious gift from God. Every day is victory. Be careful to live the victory and share the gift!

I went through several songs and decided on this very uplifting one!
It's A Beautiful Day!
Verses for Today:
James 4:16-17 NIV
16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.

I give thanks to you Father for each day that you gift to me. Help me to use them as a servant and to do good towards others and to share your Good News!

1 comment:

  1. This was a good post and I needed to read this. I'm someone who procrastinates most of the time, a habit I need to stop.


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