Summary: We must refuse to allow life to still our dreaming ability. Hope is essential and we must focus our heart on the positives of menial living.
#2 OLD AND COLD! NOT YET! NOT YET! ...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
This is part two of a two part series, Old and Cold! NOT YET!
If you need part one email Kyfingers@aol.com
Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Joel 2:28And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon ALL flesh; and your
sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall
Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon
ALL flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams...
Proverbs 27: 17 Iron sharpeneth iron, so a man sharpeneth the countanance of his friend.
INTRODUCTION: Little things matter a whole lot. In 1871 in Chicago, one little lady was milking her little cow. The little jersey cow kicked over a little oil lamp into a little pile of hay. There was a little wind that blew the little fire and the little barn caught on fire. The little fire caught the little house next door on fire, and before they knew it, an area one mile long and three miles long burned and was totally destroyed. The GREAT CHICAGO FIRE OF 1871 was caused by many little things coming together.
7. MAN IS A VESSEL OF LIFE, HE IS NOT LIFE, GOD IS LIFE!
A.ONLY ONE LIFE, T’WILL SOON BE PASSED, ONLY WHAT’S DONE FOR CHRIST WILL LAST.
B. We are a product of our daily choices. Each breath is a gift of God.
Every missed opportunity cannot be given again?
C. WE ARE HEADED TOWARD HEAVEN AT 60 MINUTES AN HOUR? 1440 MINUTES A DAY.
Honor the life that God gives, and make something of joy and beauty.
8. THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS MORE THAN PLEASURE, TREASURE, FOOD, EDUCATION, LIFE ...
There must be more to life than smart minds and full bellies!
What are the goals before you? What is your mission?
Ponder John the Baptist, what did they go out to see?
Ponder Noah’s huge work and only 8 souls in the boat?
Mat. 6:25, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall
drink, nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. IS NOT LIFE MORE THAN MEAT, AND THE BODY
THAN RAIMENT? Consider the BIRDS --- The lilies?
9. DOES A SENSE OF DREAD OF LIFE GROW IN YOUR HEART?
LIFE HAS SEASONS WE CALL A VALLEY OF TEARS?
A. But God’s plan is HAPPY VALLEY!
God is not pleased with those that think there is more wrong than right in the church.
Many think there is NOTHING right anywhere!
All are hypocrites?
B. Criticism can be the death gargle of the dying!
With thousands of things to praise God for, why call this world a place of torment and sorrow?
To have an unhappy life is to say God has failed, life is an error, and cause the angels to weep on
your death bed because you missed the point!
C. Life must be more than agitation, worry and fear. Laughter is as medicine!
10. LIVE EVERY DAY AS IF IT WERE YOUR LAST! ONE DAY WILL BE YOUR LAST!
A. Drive like the state police are right behind you!
Work hard, honest labor for honest pay? Play fair. Love the team even if you lose.
B. Remember God knows and keeps good records.
C. You are accountable!
D. Slip shod works and ministries are hurting many churches.
11. LOVE TO GIVE. MANY WASTE THEIR LIFE BY DREAMING OF WHAT THEY HAVE NOT!
Mat. 10:39 He that finds his life shall lose it, and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.
A. To count your blessings, you cannot count what you do not have.
B. Many know I had a super arrowhead collection from Virginia. Someone broke into the church and stole it off my office wall.
Today the only arrow heads I own are those that down through the years, I gave away.
Some heard of the robbery and felt to return the arrow heads I gave them.
All I have today is what I gave away!
11. LIFE HAS A PURPOSE! YOU ARE ON A MISSION.
A. We are all sent!
We have a commission from God to live in faith and trust Him completely.
What is your assignment?
Any other definition of life that excludes a mission is false!
B. Are we dead fish aimlessly drifting with the current?
C. LIFE HAS MUCH QUICKSAND AND MANY TRAPS.