Summary: Ten things to do if you will live a happy and fulfilled life! Most everyone wants to have a happy and fulfilled life. However, like everything in life there are certain things we must work toward to acquire success. However, like victory, the greater the
Ten things to do if you will live a happy and fulfilled life!
Most everyone wants to have a happy and fulfilled life. However, like everything in life there are certain things we must work toward to acquire success. However, like victory, the greater the battle, and the greater the victory. In this outline we list some of the efforts we must apply to our life to acquire this happy and fulfilled life during our span of years on this earth.
I. First and most important is our salvation and serving the Lord!
Exodus 10:26 Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our God; and we know not with what we must serve the LORD, until we come thither.
A. When you are truly ’born again’ you will desire to service the Lord.
1.We all must be born again, saved by His Grace.
2.You must call on Him and receive His as your own personal Saviour.
Romans 10: 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
II: We also need to walk and work with the Lord!
Exodus 18:20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.
A. We walk with Him when we walk in the Spirit.
(Gal 5:25 KJV) If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
1. We do this when we walk in His Word.
(2 Cor 6:1 KJV) We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
a. We then become fellow workers with the Lord.
III. We need to Worship Him in Spirit and Truth.
John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
A. We do this when it comes from the overflowing spirit filled heart.
(Eph 5:19 KJV) Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
IV. We must believe that ’He is’!
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
A. God wants us to have total faith in who He is, what He can do and that He is with us.
B. He will never leave us.
V. We must be gentle with all men and not be fighters.
2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
1. Although the world tells us to be assertive, the Word tells us to be gentle.
2. Tact is thinking twice before saying nothing.
3. Tact is the ability to think of things far enough in advance not to say them.
4. Tact is the ability to stand on your own two feet without stepping on anybody’s toes.
5. People with tact have less to retract
VI. We must be obedient to the laws of man as long as they are not contrary to the Laws of God.
Romans 13:5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
(Heb 13:17 KJV) Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
VII. We must overcome trials and tribulations.
Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
A. Live is not a bed of roses. Remember roses have thorns also.
B. It may not be easy to believe but a trial builds our faith when we overcome.
C. The evangelization of the world is the dearest work to the heart of God.
The evangelization of the world is work number one for the church
VIII. Most important work of the church is to publish the Gospel to the world.
A. Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
IX. We all must die in this life with only one escape and that is the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Heb 9:27 KJV) And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
A. Another good reason to preach the Gospel.
B. When we have Christ, when we leave this world we will be in His presence.