Real Life Week 8 Giving God The Time Of Our Life
GIVING GOD THE TIME OF OUR LIVES
Boasting About Tomorrow
13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
WHAT MAKES OUR PLANS ARROGANT?
- …..Setting our ___________ on a particular expectation of outcome and seeking to ____________ the future based on that outcome
Remedy: Changing our _____________________ from personal specific outcomes to a desire for God’s ___________ to be accomplished.
- …Seeing our personal goals and desires as the ____________ of our life’s ______________.
Remedy: Seeing that _______ ____________ is a small part of God’s much _____________ plan and ____________ going well beyond our time on this earth.
- …Trusting our own ___________ and ____________ to develop our plans.
Remedy: _____________ our plans against our understanding of God’s _______.
TESTING OUR PLANS
_____________: Praying daily for my _____________to match Gods will.
______________: The more I ___________ about God’s word, the easier it is to keep my plans ______________with God’s heart as expressed in scripture.
___________________: When the people of God are an ____________ and _____________part of my life they will help guide me to God’s will through their own experiences and through our ____________________ to them.
___________________: Voices of ______________, ________________, and _________________ have an important place in the “choir” of our _________, but the voice of the __________ _____________ must “sing the lead”.
God’s highest ________________ for our lives will only be realized when we________________ our desires and plans to His gracious presence within us through Christ.