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The Decision to Glorify God with Your Life (1 of 3)
Series: Decisions That Will Change Your Life – For the Good
I Corinthians 6:20
January 8, 2006
1. THE GLORIOUS REDEMPTION OF OUR LIFE
a) Redemption That Is Accomplished
b) Redemption That Is Appropriated
2. THE GRATEFUL RESPONSE OF OUR LIFE
a) What Glorifying God Indicates
b) What Glorifying God Involves
3. THE GUIDING REGULATION OF OUR LIFE
a) A Gratification of the Flesh That Is Denied
b) A Glorification of the Lord That Is Desired
Life is made up of decisions and it is important that we make the right decisions. Someone has said, "It may be true that there are two sides to every question, but it is also true that there are two sides to a sheet of flypaper, and it makes a big difference to the fly which side he chooses."
I came across a poem several years ago by John Oxenham. It is a poem that never ceases to speak to my heart and I want you to listen to it very carefully:
To every man there openeth
A way and ways and a way,
And the high soul takes the high way,
And the low soul gropes the low,
And in between on the misty flats
The rest drift to and fro.
But to every man there openeth
A high way and a low,
And every man decideth
The way his soul shall go.
Whether we take the high way or the low is determined by the decisions and choices that we make. Albert Camus said, "Life is the sum of all your choices." You could say that each day there are doors placed before us and as Flora Whittlemore said, "The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live." Another has said, a successful journey does not depend on which way the wind blows but on the set of the sail.
Because of the importance of our decisions, I want to spend a few weeks talking decisions that will change your life, and when I talk about changing your life, I mean a change for the good. A bad decision can change your life. Just ask the murderer sitting on death row or the crimina ...
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