"The Gospel of Jesus Christ is for everyone "
So sad it is as we have made ourselves believe that all we need is material things like a nice car nice house nice children nice husband and even going out to eat has become a priority in our life . It becomes sad as we see those things fade away and we no longer have the house and the car or the nice husband or the nice kids etc . What are we left with ?. People who believe that is of high importance think they are left alone with nothing . But they have not realized that the word of God is eternal , It is the road map to a happy and successful life in all areas . So I go back to say to you the Gospel is for everyone .
The Gospel is for the neighbor you dislike for the mom you can't get along with is for the person next to you at your office you can't stand is for the husband you can't understand is for your kids to grow up ,is for you, is for you, is for you .
The empowering word of Jesus Christ lives inside of us . I only think we aren't listening or we are straight out lazy. Oh we say to each other as long as my children know about the Lord is OK , As long as mu husband knows is OK , As long as my wife knows ETC. You couldn't be more wrong.
Choices , Choices, Choices so many we have to make but we usually don't carry out what the lord intents us to do . I would like for you to consider today the Gospel of Jesus Christ to make awesome choices in your life .Good choices are based up on having already established priorities in your life .
The Parable of the Rich Fool
Luke 12 : 13-21
Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."
Jesus replied, "Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?" Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions."
And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.'
"Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." '
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'
"This is how it will be with those who store up things for themselves but are not rich toward God."
The main story here is the use of money but he failed to priorities and by doing that he made wrong choices putting self destructive behaviour in front of him . Just like we do everyday thinking about I , I , I , what about me , what about what I want . This mans thinking like many of us think I will just live life and be marry who cares as long as I'm a good person . Personal pleasure was the main important thing in this parable . Do you find yourself feeling this way ?. I know I have , But stopping your self from making the same choices over and over again make a difference in your life . I would like to encourage you today to try making up with the Lord of your wrong choices and find your priorities for you and for your family . Making the Gospel of Jesus Christ your priority is a start.
Galatians 6 :7-10
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. People reap what they sow. Those who sow to please their sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; those who sow to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Friends we can not deceive the Lord . We can not get away with wrong choices wrong priorities in our life . A good heart with bad priorities still hurt us very much . Many of us do this , Think about your life where you are going , Review talk to your spouse figure out what is important . Do you even have priorities ?. Many of us go around life without a plan , Just living life for living .
Do you find yourself waking up every morning and doing the same thing you did yesterday with no meaning ?. Are you just busy trying to please others and not your family ?. Some of us think making choices is too difficult we think yes Is ALL GOOD !!! .. Are you buying that?. Do you sit in your living room in your house or apartment and say to yourself I love my life my children's life my marriage and most I love the relationship I have with The Lord !. If you have made the right priorities this is you .
Some think rules Oh my God is too hard . Try to make a list of your family expectations . #1 Love God # 2 Family First #3 work hard #4 tell the truth etc. make a list following those and as long as you don't move #1. The Lord has wonderful victory planned for us . Nothing great is easy , The Lord has made you to be successful in everything you do .But choices and priorities are a must in our life .
"I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight