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Summary: This message deals with the secret found in our life. And what it means to have life.

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THE SECRET OF LIFE. JAMES 4:13-14

James 4:13-14.

13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

INTRODUCTION.

James uses a rhetorical question to make a point to his reader’s that Life is both short and uncertain. Also within this question lies the implication that life is a very special gift from God. Today we are going to answer this question and find the secret of Life. Amen.....

As you all know yesterday we buried Dawn, a 24 year old lady, that was full of life, A wonderful lady who "Loved" God with all her heart, It is so easy to ask the question Why? So young, so full of life, with so much set before her, Its so easy sometimes to wonder why would the lord Take such a young person, Had 2 young Babys. Well, I must say, That we do not have the promise of tommorow.

And even though we dont understand. But "God" is the one in controll. Amen.

So I want to ask some question and then give you the answer to them.

THERE IS A SECRET TO LIFE AND LETS SEE IF WE CAN UNFOLD IT.

A...... WHAT IS YOUR LIFE?

You life is a result of a "Promise" Gen. 1:22.

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

B......... YOUR LIFE HAS ENORMOUS "POTENTIAL"

Your potential is so great that so many times we dont stop and let come to pass sometimes we get in a hurry and it just passes us up.

STORY.

A man by the name of Thomas edison who invented the Light bulb he had tryed so many differ ways and it seem like that every way was a wrong way. He had gotton up to 100 times and had still not got it, One day his friend said to him why dont you just give this Idea up. you are not going to find way to do for you have Try 100 times and have still not got it.

Well, Thomas edison said to him, I have not failed, I have only found 100 ways not to make a light bulb. And i will find the right way. And you know he did, but what if he had just giving up and quit. You see Thomas edison had great "potential" and so do we.

STORY

Another man by the name of George washington carver.

Said one day he was "Praying" and ask God to show him the secret to the universe, And God said back to him, you dont need to know that secret, But I will show you the secret to the Peanut, And he found many uses for a peanut. Why? Because he had Great "Potential" in his life.

C.......... YOUR LIFE HAS A "PURPOSE" JOB 33:4

The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

In every thing we do and In everything God leads you to do, and even things like death to a love one when we can not understand it, "God" still has a "Purpose"

IN ORDER FOR YOU TO REACH YOUR "POTENTIAL" AND FULLFILL YOUR "PURPOSE" YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE "POWER"

James tells us that our Life is just a "Vapor" and Important. James 4:14


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