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It’s A Wonderful Life, When You Have Purpose!

Rom. 8:28-31 (NIV)

It’s A Wonderful Life of Purpose When:

  1. You know God is working for you (Our good) [Rom. 8:28]
  2. You know God is working out of you (His plan) [Eph. 1:11-12]
  3. You know God is working through you (His pleasure) [Eph. 1:4-9]
  4. You know God is working in you (His Word & light) [Phil. 2:12-16]

You know that you have a purpose when you have a passion for pleasing God.

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It’s A Wonderful Life, When We’re Thankful

1 Thess. 5:16-18 (NIV)

The scripture doesn’t say, be joyful when everything is going good, pray when you have spare time or be thankful in certain circumstances. No, it says that joyfulness, prayer, and thanksgiving should be a continual part of our lives no matter the circumstances!

Joyfulness, prayer, and thanksgiving are like triplets with the same spirit. If one is missing the others suffer. If you don’t have joy in your life, it’s probably because there is prayer or thanksgiving missing in your life regularly.

  1. Praying continually is to be God conscious and seeing everything in view of Him.
    (12:12)
  2. Thankfulness in all circumstances is focusing more on the good and blessing more than the challenges.
    (4:6)
  3. Joyfulness always is a byproduct of praying continually and being thankful in all circumstances, because joy is a fruit of the Spirit.
    (5:22)

Missing joy in your life? Maybe there is a lack of prayer and thanksgiving continually in your life.

 

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It’s A Wonderful Life, Because of His Great Love!

Ephesians 2:1-10 (NKJV)

Because of His Great Love:

  1. I’ve been given life instead of my death sentence for sin.
  2. I’ve been gifted the riches of His Grace to live on.
  3. I’ve been given the opportunity to make a difference for others.

It’s a wonderful life! What are you doing with yours?

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Trust & Obey, All The Way

Proverbs 3:5-10 (NKJV)

What can we takeaway from these scriptures about truly trusting the Lord?

  1. I can trust the Lord with total confidence that He is working through good and bad to work all things together for my good. (Rom. 8:28)
  2. I don’t have to lean or depend on my own abilities because my Lord will supply all my needs. (Phil. 4:19)
  3. Anywhere I go, the Lord is with me because He never will leave me or forsake me. (Deut. 31:6; Heb. 13:5)
  4. Reverencing the Lord brings health & strength to my life.
  5. Honoring the Lord with my possessions brings blessings financially to my life.
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Giving My All, In All

Colossians 3:17-23 (NKJV)

Whatever role or responsibility that I have in life, my Lord expects me to put my whole heart into it, in a way that is fitting to the Lord, so that my words and actions are pleasing to Him, because I reverently fear the Lord and I am thankful for all that He has done for me.

What am I suppose to put my whole heart into?

  1. The Lord expects me to put my whole heart into my marriage.
  2. The Lord expects me to put my whole heart into my family.
  3. The Lord expects me to put my whole heart into my work.

Takeaway:
From this day forward, I will put my whole heart into everything that I do, so that my actions and attitude are an encouragement to others and not a discouragement and to live a Christian lifestyle that exemplifies my Lord and not an embarrassment to Him.