Presentation on theme: "A Goal-oriented Christian Life with God centered goals. The Sovereignty of God is no excuse for human inactivity, procrastination, or irresponsibility."— Presentation transcript:
A Goal-oriented Christian Life with God centered goals. The Sovereignty of God is no excuse for human inactivity, procrastination, or irresponsibility.
What are some of your spiritual ambitions? Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
1. God and His Kingdom must be first. 2. The eternal takes precedence over the temporal. 3. The spiritual takes precedence over the physical. 4. People take precedence over things. 1. Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and righteousness, and all things will be added to you. 2. II Cor. 4:18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seem are eternal. 3. Matthew 6:19-20 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 4. Mark 8:36-37 "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
God desires heart change over religious actions.
Requires Diligent Effort Sustained Effort It does not come naturally; if we are not careful, We will revert to our former conduct and character.
Think about these things: Things you need to stop Things you need to start Things you need to read and hear Things you need to meditate on about the Lord Possible hindrances: Not convinced of the necessity Not specific enough; just generalities Unresolved problems
Where am I spiritually and how do I want to develop? What do I imagine about my eternal purpose, and where am I in relation to that purpose? Do I shell out time in prayer and peaceful moments and contemplation? Do I study scripture on a daily basis? Do I attend church and have a church residence? Do I engage in community company in my church? Am I supplying my God presented skills and gifts to my church or other organizations? Am I helping others? Do I have self-assurance that my desires and dreams are divinely inspired?
Allow God to guide you on your journey Give it time and prayer In agreement with Gods Word that says God intends to give me a future and a hope, I challenge myself to see exploits done for His Kingdom through my life. I will redeem the time during this next year. I fully understand that all goals are subject to change and to the perfect will of God. By His help these dreams of my heart shall become reality! Amen