“Most believers aren’t in imminent danger of ruining their lives. They’re facing a danger that’s far greater: wasting them. ….”
Last night we had a pre-message for our upcoming series WHAT ON EARTH AM I HERE FOR? One of the most common questions I hear as a pastor is people asking, “What is God’s will for my life?” Or, “What on Earth am I here for?” It is a question that has so many other questions wrapped up in the one. So at FUSE, we have decided to spend several weeks diving through the question, WHAT ON EARTH AM I HERE FOR? Last night we started our series off by answering 3 basic questions that people wrestle with daily. These three questions are ones that seam so simple, yet, they are so foundational for every person to consider, both believer and non-believer.
3 BASIC QUESTIONS
1. WHAT DOES GOD WANT? MY WHOLE LIFE.
“Give yourselves completely to God since you have been given
new life. And use your whole body as a tool to do what is right
for the glory of God.” Rom. 6:13
“This is what the Lord your God wants you to do: Respect the
Lord and do what he has told you to do. Love him. Serve the
Lord your God with your whole being.” Deut. 10:12
“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and
love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the
other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Matt. 6:24
“In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and
crown your efforts with success.” Pr. 3:6
2. WHAT DOES IT TAKE? DISCIPLINE.
“Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness.”
1 Tim. 4:7
“Spend your time and energy in the exercise of keeping
spiritually fit.” 1 Tim. 4:7b
“Let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the
sin that so easily hinders our progress.” Heb. 12:1b
“Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him
and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to
do all the work by myself? Tell her to help me.” But the Lord
answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted
by many things; but there is need of only one thing and Mary
has chosen the better part…” Luke 10:40-42
“God is always at work in you to make you willing and able to
obey his own purpose.” Phil. 2:13
3. WHY SHOULD I DO IT? THE CROSS.
“He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for
themselves but for him who died for them and was raised
again.” 2 Cor. 5:15
“Through the blood of his Son, we are set free from our sins.
God forgives our failures because of his overflowing kindness.”
“Brothers and sisters, in view of all we have just shared about
God’s compassion, I encourage you to offer your bodies as
living sacrifices, dedicated to God and pleasing to him.”
“We beg you, please don’t squander one bit of this marvelous
life God has given us!” 2 Cor. 6:1
“Lord, I have heard the news about you; I am amazed at what
you have done. Lord, do great things once again in our time;
make those things happen again in our own days.”
WHAT ABOUT YOU? ARE THERE AREAS IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU NEED TO CUT OUT IN ORDER FOR YOU TO BE MORE DISCIPLINED? HAVE YOU BEEN SITTING ON THE SIDELINE FOR SOME TIME NOW, AND GOD IS MOVING YOU TO AUDACIOUSLY STEP OUT IN FAITH TO FOLLOW HIM? HOW CAN I BRING YOU ENCOURAGEMENT TODAY?
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