Living The Word Filled Life: Making A Sacred Vow (8 of 9) by John Barnett

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Living The Word Filled Life: Making A Sacred Vow (8 of 9)
Series: Our Shared Life
John Barnett

Join me in Matthew 6 and Jesus reminds us how to make life count for God.

This week, more than any other week, we can all sense time flying by. The old year is almost gone; the New Year is just in front us. In this spot, once each year we can see both the passing and the oncoming years more clearly than at any other time of the year.

Life continues to move in a river racing at 60 minutes per hour, but at the end of the year it seems clearer. Each minute is unstoppable and irreversible; but each minute is also redeemable and investable.

Time is our most precious commodity; and it measures the expenditure of our lives. I have decided and hope that you either have already, or will also choose:

Christ's
Investment Strategy

As we open to Matthew 6:19, stop and put yourself out in the crowd. Jesus is speaking, He is so clear that no one is confused. He talks about life in such a way everyone understands.

Listen to His familiar words, but do so with perhaps an unfamiliar longing: ask God to stir within you a longing to do and not just hear these powerful words. In Matthew 6:19 Jesus asks all of us how we are doing at laying up the treasure of time invested in the Bank of Heaven. Jesus spoke so often about money, possessions and eternity. He told us:

Matthew 6:19-21 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

As we look at the ever increasing opportunities, to invest the priceless time, streaming in what sometimes looks like an endless river: have you decided yet what will be your investment strategy for 2010?

Jesus has framed the wisest way to invest our precious river of time, in th ...


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