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Summary: Can we define God's purpose --- We must intensely spend our time, talent and energy on eternal values. Make wise choices.

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ACTIVATE GOD'S PLAN...

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV) Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which

thou knowest not.

Jeremiah 33:3 (MSG) 'Call to me and I will answer you. I'll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that

you could never figure out on your own.'

1 John 5:14 (KJV) And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to

his will, he heareth us:

1 John 5:14 (NIV) This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according

to his will, he hears us.

I. We are nearing unknown shores.

Our journey is much more than just a final destination, it is about how we invest our love and time.

We only pass this way but once. Each day is a gift, how we spend these 1440 minutes given to us

will tell what our value system really is. One day the newspaper will have our name in the obituaries,

and we will be history. We will never know how to live until we face the reality of death.

We are nearing unknown shores. Our journey is much more than just a final destination, it is about

how we invest our love and time. We only pass this way but once. Each day is a gift, how we spend

these 1440 minutes given to us will tell what our value system really is.

One day the newspaper will have our name in the obituaries, and we will be history.

We will never know how to live until we face the reality of death.

UNKNOWN SOURCE:

II. LIFE IS ABOUT CHOICES --- SEVERAL ATTITUDES COME INTO PLAY:

1. TIME:

2. TALENT:

3. ENERGY:

4. INTENSITY: How earnest are you? Effort?

5. CHOICES:

I hold a penny in my hand, and a quarter in my other hand... WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

I hold a $1.00 bill in my hand, a $5.00 in the other hand --- Which one do you choose?

Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and

death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve;

whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the

Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

6. CHANGE:

Matthew 25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

To make different, switch, exchange, fresh, new start

7. ABILITY:

8. MOTIVATION:

9. ATTITUDE:

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be

added unto you.

III. GOD HAS A PLAN --- THERE IS AN AXE --- FRUIT BEARING VS. FIRE WOOD...

Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth

not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

IV. NO ROOTS --- NO FRUITS---

Luke 3:9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not

forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,


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