What is your life?
“For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” (James 4:14)
Things to consider
- Time is precious
- We are fragile
- Life is short
- Eternity is long
Who spent 70 years on earth had 25,550 days (365 x 70)
In this consider Life stages (1) Childhood (2) Youth (3) Adult (4) Old Age
Works and our business Joy and Sorrows, Good health and Sickness, Hunger and foods
We are fragile
The psalmist echoes the sentiment, speaking of “a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again” (Psalms 78:39). Our days on earth are a shadow” (Job 8:9)
Life is short
Every minute counts so we need to use our time well
a. Redeem the time Eph 5:16
b. Worthy Stewardship 1Cor 4:2
c. His grace not in vain 1Cor 15:10
Eternity is long
Eternity can be described as 1/0(One divided by Zero) Time with and end
There are two places been prepared for eternity?
- Unquenchable and raging fire prepared for the devil and his angels and those that will be deceived by Satan Mt3:12; Heb. 10:27 Mt. 25:41
- A paradise kingdom. Luke 23:43; Isa. 35:10; Rev. 21:4,27; Psalm 37:11; Rom. 2:7
Self-examination is important in every Christians life because it helps us to discern and identify our weaknesses and sin issues. When we know ourselves, we can be more intentional with the way we navigate through life circumstances and temptations
We cannot talk about repentance without talking about obedience. To obey God is to die of our fleshly desires, to turn away from our sins and choose Christ. This is the declaration of love, to love God is to obey Him.
It is important that we create time for God in our personal lives, and not only in community settings of small groups and church services. Staying connected to God outside of church further helps us build a solid foundation of faith, trust, experience, and personal relationship.
Submit to God
Submitting to God, is another form of obedience. When we submit ourselves to God, we choose to do his will and purpose, over our own. When we submit ourselves to God, He is able to guide us in the right direction.