LIFE – Living Intentionally For Eternity

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(James 4:13-17) 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. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

I shall never forget the day I stepped onto my College campus for the first time as an enrolled college student! I was scared out of my mind, excited about my future and uncertain about my place in the world. I also remember the day I graduated from college! I was scared out of my mind, excited about my future and uncertain about my place in the world! I can think of a dozen more moments just like that in my life that I have had to make life changing choices and was excited, but terrified by the choices set before me.

It seems that in life we have many moments where we stand at the “Precipice of Change” and know that we will have to jump into the raging storms that the future will bring. Many times I have been uncertain about what I was supposed to do. I have often been heard saying “I wish God would take up sky writing and write what  I am supposed to do in the clouds with His all-knowing hand.” However God does not write His wisdom in the sky, He chooses to reveal His plan for our lives in His perfect Word, in Micah 6:8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”

I agree with what someone once said, that the biggest decisions that will shape the rest of most peoples’ lives happen between the ages of 18-30.  It seems that during this time frame we need the Wisdom of Solomon for every single choice. However, what we need to do is what Solomon did, and that is to ask God for wisdom like James 1:5 tells us and ask the One from whom all wisdom comes from and He will grant to us the wisdom we need for every situation.

In this day of uncertainty what we need to do is live with eternity at the forefront of our mind. LIFE Fellowship is an acronym for Living Intentionally For Eternity. This group is for young adults who are in the pressure cooker of life we call the 20’s. They are faced with life changing choices at every turn and our hope is to show them the road map that our heavenly Father has given to us in His Holy Word.

I remember my Grandfather talked with me and gave me some wisdom when I was standing at one of the Biggest LIFE Changing decisions I would ever make. He said, “Son, Decision determines Direction and your Direction will determine your Destiny. So make your decisions wisely, because they will change your life forever! All Life, is thousands of decisions piled together.” So with that in mind, I would like to challenge you to Live your Life with LIFE in mind Live Intentionally For Eternity; and one day you will hear Jesus say, “Well Done, thou Good and Faithful Servant”

 

Any Young adult is invited to attend our next Young Adult LIFE Fellowship on July 8th 2012 at 6PM.

 
 
Special thanks to http://ministry127.com/ for the rights to the Slide. 

 

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