Summary: -How does a person live a satisfied life? -How does a person live a fulfilled life? -How does a person live a God centered life? I think all these questions can be easily answered with one simple word… willingness! Being wi
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-How does a person live a satisfied life? -How does a person live a fulfilled life?
-How does a person live a God centered life?
I think all these questions can be easily answered with one simple word… willingness!
Being willing is not popular…and not easily obtained…it is rarely found in our society…but to live the picture perfect life…one must learn its meaning.
Deuteronomy 6:1-3. (Read)4
“These are the commands, decrees, and regulations that the LORD your God commanded me to teach you.
You must obey them in the land you are about to enter and occupy,
2 and you and your children and grandchildren must fear the LORD your God as long as you live.
If you obey all his decrees and commands, you will enjoy a long life.
3 Listen closely, Israel, and be careful to obey. Then all will go well with you, and you will have many children in the land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, promised you.”(NLT)
From generation to generation…people have flirted with the opportunity to enter into their very own Promise Land and claim the inheritance that God has laid aside for them.
God’s will… always has been for a man & woman… boy or girl alike to live their lives reaching the age of accountability.
At that age…admit that they are sinners…ask God to forgive them…then live a God Honoring Lifestyle
But because we are an unwilling people…still today people find themselves falling into a dangerous situation…flirting with God’s will for their lives.
It’s a situation the Israelites faced many times due to their disobedience towards God.
The Promise Land daily passes people by… and as a result…they never get to see God’s promise fulfilled in their life.
Last Sunday morning we learned about the importance of people being committed towards God and their ministries for Him.
We also were reminded that…we not only serve a God who is compassionate…but we serve a God who loves us more than we can ever imagine.
God has always provided a Promise to those who try to faithfully seek Him.
Turn in your Bibles to the book of Numbers chapter 13.
In Numbers Ch. 13 we find Moses following God’s instructions for his life by…choosing 12 leaders.
And sharing with them God’s plans for their future as well.
Moses was a great Biblical leader…when I think of Moses I like to think of him as… always found having a one on one with God…
He would spend much time in prayer seeking out the direction that God had prepared for his life to follow.
The most important goal in Moses life was to please God by being obedient.
Read Numbers 13:1-3; 17-20… (READ)
With God’s direction…Moses hand-picked 12 men….
One from each of the 12 Ancestral tribes of Israel…they were to enter into the Promise Land and go on a spy mission.
Moses shared with the men of the importance of them not bringing attention to themselves as they surveyed the land.