Summary: LIFE IS MORE THAN A DESTINATION. Life is about the journey. There is more. Will we forget what is behind and reach for the more? Or do we already know it all?
MORE: I HAVE GOOD NEWS, THE BAD NEWS IS NOT THE TRUTH… MORE
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
WE KNOW THERE HAS TO BE MORE TO LIFE THAN THIS... THERE ARE SOME GREEK PEOPLE THAT COME TO PHILIP.
PHILIP GOES TO ANDREW… THESE GREEKS WERE SEARCHING FOR MORE… THESE GREEKS ARE LOOKING FOR GOOD NEWS…
John 12:20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: 21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. 22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
It is a sad day when people become satisfied where they think they have attained and there is no more. I HAVE IT. I HAVE IT ALL. Then people become unteachable… THEY KNOW IT ALL. God has a plan. God’s plan is progressive and we grow deeper roots to stretch our faith… I HAVE GOOD NEWS, THERE IS MORE. Thank God for what we have achieved… THERE IS GOOD NEWS, THERE IS MORE AND WE CAN REACH TO A DIVINE GOAL.
BEING A CHRISTIAN IS MUCH MORE THAN REACHING A DESTINATION. A GOD PLEASING LIFE IS ABOUT THE JOURNEY. WE MUST CONTINUALLY STAY FOCUSED ON THE GOAL BEFORE US. THE MAIN THING IS TO KEEP THE MAIN THING THE MAIN THING…
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Do we really accept and realize GOD IS THE PROVIDER? We do not have to worry about lack. By faith we can trust the plans of God and that God is about GOOD NEWS. God builds his people. We must stay in the CENTER OF GOD’S WILL. God will grow and stretch our faith. We must carefully build ourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit. We must exercise PATIENCE WITH THOSE THAT FALL. Let’s us help others through life’s struggles.
I have good news. No matter how rough may seem the way, no might how long the race may seem to be. We must PRESS FORWARD and focus on the goal. There is a finish line. We must stay focused and in tune. There is good news if we keep pressing toward the mark.
As Paul is writing Philippians he is undergoing terrible trials and hardships. Yet Paul admonishes us to HAVE JOY, REJOICE AND PRAISE GOD…
Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
WRONG WAY, ROY RIEGELS was playing for University of California Berkeley in the 1929 Rose Bowl for the National Championship. WRONG WAY recovered a fumble and was going to be the hero of game. Wrong Way was a line man and never carried the football. A Georgia Tech player hit ROY SO HARD he turned and started running the football to the wrong goal and scored a touchdown for Georgia Tech. TECH WON THE GAME BY ONE TOUCHDOWN. Roy cried and cried. His coach spurred him to be a better player. WRONG WAY RAN 69 YARDS… BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS… ROY BECAME THE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR THE NEXT YEAR… THE GOOD NEWS IS ROY RIEGELS WAS NOT FINISHED,
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
THERE WAS A RUNNER FROM TANZANIA NAMED JOHN STEPHEN AKHWARI THAT RAN IN THE 1968 OLYMPICS IN MEXICO CITY. He was a MARATHON RUNNER. His race was long and hard. The race was over one hour before John came limping into the stadium. One hour behind the winner? Yet he crossed the finish line. He was asked WHY? WHY DID YOU FINISH KNOWING THE RACE’S WINNER WAS 1 HOUR IN FRONT OF YOU? John replied: MY COUNTRY DID NOT SEND ME TO MEXICO CITY TO QUIT. THEY SENT ME TO START AND TO FINISH THE RACE.
Jude 1:20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,