Live To Give All

Getting Life in Focus Series

Live to Give All

  • “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.”
  • “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.”   Matthew 13:44-46 NIV

What treasure does God offer that is worth giving all?

  • Do you have a Bucket List?  Ask yourself these two important questions:
    • What Do You Want to Do Before You Finish This Life?
    • What Kind of Person Do You Want to Be?

Ecclesiastes 12:1 & 13 GNT

  • So remember your Creator while you are still young, before those dismal days and years come when you will say, “I don’t enjoy life.”
  • After all this, there is only one thing to say: Have reverence for God, and obey his commands, because this is all that we were created for.

Ecclesiastes asks what is the purpose of life.  What is worth living for all of your days? Verse 13 concludes with the simple message that we must fear God, “reverence God” and keep his commands because this if literally “the whole of man”.  This fills up the whole of life with meaning and purpose.  It further opens the way for a God-sized dream for our lives.

Psalm 139 lets us realize that God has a wonderful way of seeing our future and inviting us to follow him into life.  Seeking God opens up to us insight and direction to form our mission in life.  It is vital that we embrace it and let God take the lead.  It is often helpful to note the Lord’s direction so it is not forgotten or neglected.

My Personal Mission Statement for this time in my life was forged in prayer 5 years ago as I was coming to Galloway.

  • Love God
  • Fear No One and Nothing but God
  • Love my wife before all other women and men
  • Devote myself to her well being
  • Share with her a pursuit of life and love that enables both of us to search out and live in the will of God
  • Love my children and grandchildren exponentially more and lead them in faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior
  • Love Galloway
  • Be a Spiritual Leader who Prays, Preaches the Word, and Loves
  • Fear No One and Nothing but God

Take action — You don’t want to end up like this young man who came to Jesus looking of the thing he was lacking in life.  Jesus answered like this:

  • Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
  • At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.

  Matthew 10:21-22 NIV

  • What would Change if YOU:
  • Gave your all to BE the Person God wants you to be?
  • Gave your all to DO whatever God wants you to do?
  • What can change right now so you can Give All?
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