Summary: Now whether you are young or old, six or sixty, healthy and wealthy, or puny and poor, you can make the rest of your life the best of your life.
Acts 2:1-4 (A great start)
There is an old saying that, "You are never too old to learn."
Sure enough, this is one lesson that you're never too old to learn:
"So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”(Psa. 90:12)
Now, what that means is this:
"Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should."
Some has observed that life is like a dollar bill.
You can spend it any way you want to, but you can only spend it once.
You can waste it, or you can invest it.
The same thing is true of your life.
Now whether you are young or old, six or sixty, healthy and wealthy, or puny and poor, you can make the rest of your life the best of your life.
Just suppose you were starting life all over.
You are old enough to know right from wrong.
You are old enough to learn, old enough to love, old enough to really live.
If you could ask the Lord Jesus Christ how to make the rest of your life the best of your life, what do you think He would say?
I don't think we have to wonder, I think we can know:
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Mt. 6:33)
In other words: "first things first."
Now I know that sounds simple
Yet, I want to tell you that if you,
Beginning today, will consciously, continuously, constantly, and consistently
Put first things first,
It would absolutely transform your life!
Now For Some Help Along The Way:
I. SET PROPER PRIORITIES
1. Everything hinges upon this.
If your priorities are not in order, your life will not be in order.
If your priorities are not right, you won't be right.
You don't have to pray about what your number one priority in life ought to be. You don't have to think about it.
You don't have to discuss it.
You don't have to look for it.
You just have to do it.
Because Jesus has already told us what our first priority ought to be,
"Seek ye first the kingdom of God."
The word seek, means to "actively pursue", "to go after."
God does not have any favorites (“No respecter of persons”),
But He does have intimates (People that are neigh(near) unto Him):
James 4:8 says, "Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you"
God said in his word, "Ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jer. 29:13)
Note these three words the following verse of Matthew chapter 6:
In v.30 - faith. In v.32 - Father. In v.33 - first.
And of course the Bible says in Heb. 11:6, "Without faith it is impossible to please God."
Faith is putting the Father first.
Think of it this way:
Jesus does not just want a place in your life.
Jesus does not even want prominence in your life.
Jesus wants preeminence in your life.
Jesus wants the first moments of your everyday.
Jesus wants the first day of every week.
Jesus wants the first part of every paycheck.
In other words, Jesus wants to be first.
The Lord is not interested in being the first runner-up in your beauty contest.
The Lord is not interested in being vice-president in your corporation.
The Lord is not interested in being second in command in your army.
The Lord is not interested in living on one side of your duplex.
The Lord wants to be the King on the throne of your heart/life
"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." (I Cor. 10:31)
It means seeking God’s will for your life/living.
As a loyal subject of his kingdom every morning of your life should start by asking the Lord what Paul asked the Lord on the Road to Damascus:
"Lord, what would you have me to do?"
Has it ever occurred to you that if your will was that God's will, would always be done in your life, that your will would always be done?
(I heard tell of a woman who was deathly sick. A neighbor came to visit her and he asked her whether she wanted to live or to die. She said, "I just want whatever pleases God."
The neighbor said, "Well, what if God were to refer the matter to you, which would you choose?" - She said, "If God were to refer the matter to me, I would just refer the matter back to Him." That lady had her priorities in the right order.)
II. SEEK PERSONAL PURITY