Summary: Make decisions that are going to change your future and your loved ones futures. What are your decision for Growth. Personal Growth, and corporate growth. Growth as a family, Growth as individuals etc.
Tonight I’m want to continue to talk about decisions we can make, to make this year a great one – to end up, next year at this time, saying, WOW! This was a great year.
Make decisions that are going to change your future and your loved ones futures. What are your decision for Growth. Personal Growth, and corporate growth. Growth as a family, Growth as individuals etc.
If your happy were you are and want to come to the end of 2012 the same as you are today, then I guess do nothing. But I would say, are you pushing yourself. Are you going deeper?
“Launch out into the deep.” Lk 5:4 Dr. Robert Schuller’s hobbies include raising koi fish. Asked why some grow big while others stay small, he replied, “If a koi fish lives in a small tank it will never grow longer than two or three inches. In a larger pond they can grow up to ten inches long—in ponds the size of mine they’ll get to be eighteen inches long—but if they live in a huge lake where they can swim and stretch, they can grow up to three feet long. The size of the pond determines the size of the fish. Similarly, little ideas in little-thinking minds produce little achievements. But little ideas embraced by big-thinking minds produce enormous achievements.” Jesus said, “According to your faith be it unto you” (Mt 9:29). The size of your faith and your vision determines the outcome of your idea. Edison had to install electric lights for free in an office building before anyone even came to look at them. The first sewing machine invented was destroyed by a mob in France. Morse waited for ten years before the world showed any interest in his telegraph. And when the idea of traveling by railroad was introduced, people scoffed because it was widely believed that traveling at thirty miles per hour stopped blood circulation in the human body. Ronald E. Osborn said, “Undertake something difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try something beyond what you have already mastered, you’ll never grow.” You attain in direct proportion to what you attempt, which is why Jesus said to His disciples: “Launch out into the deep.”
Deuteronomy 30:19 (NKJV)
19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;
Remember, our choices are going to affect us, our family, our co-workers, our church, etc.
Joshua made the people take a choice. But he gave them the answer also.
Joshua 24:15-22 (NKJV)
15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
16 So the people answered and said: "Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods;
17 for the LORD our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way that we went and among all the people through whom we passed.
18 And the LORD drove out from before us all the people, including the Amorites who dwelt in the land. We also will serve the LORD, for He is our God."
19 But Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve the LORD, for He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.
20 If you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you, after He has done you good."
21 And the people said to Joshua, "No, but we will serve the LORD!"
22 So Joshua said to the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the LORD for yourselves, to serve Him." And they said, "We are witnesses!"
Think about this, What choices have we made at home. We can choose peace or strife and again it will affect our lives and our family.
Prov. 13:22 (AMP) A good man leaves an inheritance [of moral stability and goodness] to his children’s children…
Again, we decide what our homes are like. Good peaceful homes don’t just happen, they happen with a decision, a choice. When I hear people say, no it just has to be that way. NO IT DOES NOT.
Proverbs 15:1 (NKJV)