46. A GOOD PLAN for your LIFE
Question and answer: “I want to make the best of my life, how can I achieve this?”
To lead a fulfilled, fruitful and successful life in the eyes of God, you will have to follow and obey this Scripture ‘love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength’. We have to be obedient to the Holy Spirit who will lead and guide us into all truth.
2 Corinthians 5:15 ‘Jesus died for all, that those who live, should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again’
Wisdom: To be surrendered to the Holy Spirit means to be under His control. You have given ‘your’ will to Him and now you delight to do His will. ‘You were bought at a price’ Exodus 21:1-6, Psalm 40:6-8, 1 Corinthians 6:20, 7:23. As we read the Bible we need to obey the principles and apply them to our life James 1:22. We can learn from those who have gone before us.
We should be seeking God from day to day, trying to get to know Him and His ways. God should not be a stranger to us. We are told to ‘seek first God’ and ‘delight our self in Him’ Matthew 6:33, Psalm 16:11, Psalm 37:4-5, 23, 63:3. Live each day as if it is your last, or if Jesus were to come tomorrow... He might! Matthew 24:27-51, 25:1-13, Revelation 19:11-16.
Fact: We were made to have fellowship with God. We should live for the King and His cause Mark 16:15-18, John 4:34. Every one you meet today is on heaven’s most wanted list! John 3:16, Romans 15:4, 2 Peter 3:9.
“A life without a cause not worth dying for is not worth living for” Martin Luther King. Die spiritually to ‘self’, then you can really live.
Complete surrender to God’s call is costly. Sometimes you will have to make hard and painful decisions to obey God. Jesus understands, because He had to choose to die in our place. It was very hard, yet He steadfastly set His face towards Jerusalem to fulfil His destiny Matthew 16:21, Matthew 20:18, 23:37, Luke 9:51. But the rewards and benefits in this life and the next will be glorious. Matthew 10:19, 38-39, 19:27-30, Luke 14:25-35, John 3:30.
Think: Am I prepared to be sold out for Christ Jesus. Do I want His best?
More Info: Isaiah Ch 53, 58:14, Mark 8:34,35, 12:30-33, Luke 2:49, John 5:17,12:24,25, 1 Corinthians 15:51, Galatians 2:20, Philippians 3:7,8, Revelation 6:9-11, 7:9-17.
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