Wednesday, June 7, 2017

What REALLY matters?

Philippians 1:9-10New Living Translation (NLT)

I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. 10 For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.

I am here to tell you that it is often difficult to determine what REALLY matters. It's not just the world around us that gives mixed messages. As Christians, we often get tangled up with mixed priorities. We can over do it in ministry. We can neglect our families. We can absorb ourselves so much in ministry, hobbies, or work and neglect what is most important. So, how do you KNOW what to devote your time to.

Prayer, Bible Study, and worship

Connecting with God, filling your life with the Spirit of the Lord, is the only way to really set priorities. You need to listen to the promptings of the Lord. His will is revealed when you regularly study his word. The Bible is NOT just filled with stories from the past. It is alive. It is meant to be the voice of God right here, right now. Prayer is also critical to setting the correct "schedule" for your life. It's not just a way to provide a list of wants. It is a two way conversation. It's a way to develop a relationship with the creator of the universe and share your deepest thoughts. Your PRIORITIES, what really matters can be clarified through a deep relationship with the Lord. Worship the Lord, live a pure and blameless life until you join him in eternity. There will never be a question about your motives, your life plan, when you center all you do around the King!  Praise God for his power in my life!

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