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In the prior study, Asaph remarked about the sparrows and swallows who had made nests within and around the Temple. Like these small birds, believers in Jehovah returned yearly to the Temple to offer prayers, praise and sacrifices. It drew them back into His home, and brought them fellowship and renewed relationship with family, friends, and the Israeli culture while tightening their relationship with the God of the Universe. For those who came, it built "home"; for those who could not, for one reason or another, it built need to re-evaluate the choices they made and long to be close to family, friends and God again. Asaph explores this phenomenon and shares the benefits and heartsickness of those who can be a part, and those who are separated from this pilgrimage. t
Sometimes we need more than good resources and honest resolution to really develop the dailydiscipline of Bible reading. True repentence grows out of conviction, not condemnation and may be the pathway to a new heart that finds real life from the word.
As we head into a new year, it is common to make plans or set goals. What do you take into account as you plan ahead? James rebukes those who make plans presumptively. Presumptive planning is sinful, since it revolves around self and excludes God. Presumptive planning is also foolish, since it neglects our ignorance of what lies ahead as well as the brevity and frailty of life. So, as you look ahead to another year, humbly plan to live in God's will. Respect His will. Remember our common destiny. Realize the life God has given you. Stop putting off God's will in your life. If you can do it now, then do it now! [Note: The closings applications in this message were inspired by a message from Chuck Swindoll on this same passage.]
It's easy to get distracted as a Christian and lose sight of your ultimate goal and purpose. Sometimes you need to focus on keeping the main things as the main things. (With apologies to Steven Covey regarding the title.)
We all admire Olympic athletes for they make to achieve their goals. As committed and focused as they are for an earthly medal though, should not compare to the commitment, focus, sacrifice and dedication we display as disciples of Jesus Christ! This sermon is a reminder of that.
Genesis 11 provides a great object lesson on the power of people uniting to accomplish a common goal. Families, churches, and nations would do well to consider the power of partnership.
The power of developing a vision for your life, family, ministry, and career is a common denominator among highly successful people. Important in both the secular world of business and the spiritual world, goal setting in a necessary ingredient in seeing any vision come to pass.
The Christian Walk "The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand." Psalms 37:23 & 24 The First Step –It must begin somewhere. “One should always have a definite objective, in a walk as in life. It is so much more satisfying to reach a target by personal effort than to wander aimlessly....life without ambition is...well, aimless wandering.” Alfred Wainwright
Many people live with wishes, goals, or visions. Christians are supposed to live with a calling. A calling is deeper than all of those things because it is rooted in God's purpose for our lives. We are called to serve others throughout our lives. A dynamic church is grateful, prayerful, loving, evangelistic, and sserving.