You are the Lord that healeth me You are the Lord my Savoir, You sent a Word and You heal my disease You are the Lord my healer. I will lift up my voice, I will gladly sing not for what you have done but for You are. You are the song that I sing, melody in my voice, the reason I sing is to Praise Your Name. You reign, Jesus reign, You reign forever more. You reign, You reign, Jesus reign, You reign forever more. Glory glory alleluia, glory glory Praise the Lord. Glory, glory alleluia, glory Praise the Lord.
Father we thank You we bless Your Holy Name, hallow be Thy Name, let Thy kingdom come and the will be done on earth. Thank You Most Gracious God for the Your presence in our lives and situation. Everlasting is your Name. thank You for what have done and will yet do in our lives and situations, glory be to Your Name on high.
Beloved, another opportunity is here again to learn at our Master’s feet and my prayer is that we shall not remain the same in Jesus Name.
In summary of what we have done so far, let us consider further those virtues that we help our Practical Christian race meaningful if well apply and I believe today’s ministration will so justice to that.
Seven Marks Of True Spirituality
- The desire to be holy rather than happy
“I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ.” (Philippians 4:8)
- The desire to see the honor of God advanced through our life even if it means suffering temporary dishonor or loss
“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.” (2 Corinthians 4:8-10)
- The desire to carry our cross
“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God‘s grace.” (Acts 20:24)
- The desire to see everything from God’s point of view
“We are asking God that you may see things, as it were, from His point of view by being given spiritual insight and understanding.” (Colossians 1:9 – Phillips Translation)
- The desire to die right rather than to live wrong
“Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, ‘O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.‘” (Daniel 3:16-18)
- The desire to see others advance at our expense
“For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus‘ sake.” (2 Corinthians 4:5)
- The practice of habitually making eternity-judgments instead of time-judgments
“We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)
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Are You Living A Life Of True Significance?
“I may, I suppose, regard myself as a relatively successful man. People occasionally stare at me in the streets. That‘s fame; I can fairly easily earn enough money to qualify for admission to the higher slopes of the Internal Revenue Service. That‘s success. Furnished with money and a little fame… [I] may partake of friendly diversions. That‘s pleasure. It might even happen… that something I said or wrote was sufficiently heeded for me to persuade myself that it represented a serious impact on our time. That‘s fulfillment…
“I beg you to believe me, multiply these tiny triumphs by millions… and they are nothing, less than nothing.” So wrote the highly visible and “successful” Malcolm Muggeridge.
- L. Mencken sardonically stated, “The problem with life is not that it‘s a tragedy, but that it‘s a bore.“
King Solomon echoes Mencken’s cynicism in declaring, “For what does a man get for all his toil and for all his heart‘s striving with which he wearies himself… For all his days are full of pain and his task vexations… even at night his mind has no rest. This also is emptiness.” (Ecclesiastes 2:22, 23 – Berkeley Translation)
We too may have fame, success, pleasure… perhaps even a measure of fulfillment. But the question we must ask of ourselves is, “From God‘s perspective, am I living a life of true significance?“
The following questions may prove helpful in assessing that penetrating inquiry:
- How can I leverage my life for maximum contribution to my fellow man and for the Kingdom of God? (Proverbs 4:18; Matthew 5:14-30)
- Am I clear in knowing how to get from where I am to where I want to go in life? (Proverbs 17:24; Ephesians 5:14 -17)
“Only one life will soon be past. Only what‘s done for Christ will last.“
This call for personal assessment and I know aside Jesus you will do it better personal because the truth of your life is known to you.
Have a blessed weekend and see you next week by God’s grace.
Remain blessed in Lord