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Series: Life on Track: The Power of Living from Your Priorities
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Romans 12:1, 2 (NIV)
• Mark 12:30-31 (NIV)
• 1Thessalonians 5:23 (MSG)
1. SPIRITUAL HEALTH
• Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV)
The Benefits of Meditation
• A secure mind
"… like a tree planted by streams of water." Vs. 3a
• A productive life
"… yields its fruit in season.…" Vs. 3b
"…whatever he does prospers…." Vs. 3c
Yeah. This is an antique pump car or trolley car that we got from a railroad museum, and it is really … oh, now how do I stop? There. Some of you guys were a little scared weren't you? But it is really hard to pump that thing, and that is why I had a guy push it to get me started. (Laughing) You know, that would be impossible if there weren't a track up here. Can you imagine trying to pump an old trolley car like that with no train track? It is just … you wouldn't get anywhere … but a lot of people live their lives that way. You see, they live their life without a track to run on because our priorities are the track that our life runs on, and a lot of people never stop to think about what is most important, and if you do not decide what is most important in your life, everyone else will be glad to decide it for you. Have you discovered that yet? So, a lot of people live their lives without ever putting down a track for their life to run on. They never decide what is most important, and they don't align their life with priorities. A lot of Christ followers on the other hand know what is most important in life. They have laid down a track for their life to run on. They have priorities. It is just that the pressures and the problems of life push us off track. It is just so easy to live by your pressures rather than by your priorities when most of us know what is most important and we know what our priorities are and what they should be. We have a track for our life to run on; it's just that the pressures of the world shove us off track, and we start doing the urgent things. When you get off track in life and you are doing the urgent rather than the important and you are not living by your priorities, you are like a train that is off the track. You may be going full throttle using a lot of energy and effort and your schedule is overloaded; your life is overwhelmed but you are not getting anywhere. You have no overarching purpose because you are not living from your priorities. That's why we are in this series on how to align your life with your priorities because power flows from your priorities, and the key passage for the series is Romans 12:1 and 2, and I want you to look at it again today.