26 March 2009

What Is Your Goal in Life?

What is the prize that we are all trying to pursue?That in all of the chaos, confusion, all of the numerous of options, and the complexity of contemporary Christianity. What is your goal in life? Is it to fulfill self, or is it to live for the glory of God? Eric Liddell a Scottish Athlete During the summer of 1924. The Olympics were hosted by the city of Paris. Liddell was a committed Christian and refused to race on Sunday, with the consequence that he was forced to withdraw from the 100 metres race, his best event. The schedule had been published several months earlier, and his decision was made well before the Games began. Liddell spent the intervening months training for the 400 meter, an event in which he had previously excelled. Even so, his success in the 400m was largely unexpected. The day of 400 meters race came, and as Liddell went to the starting blocks, an American masseur slipped a piece of paper in his hand with a quotation from 1 Samuel 2:30, "Those who honor me I will honor." Liddell ran with that piece of paper in his hand. He not only won the race but broke the existing world record with a time of 47.6 seconds. Everything in our Christian experience can be boiled down to this one great truth. We have been brought into fellowship through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Have you ever noticed the way a person walks quite often reveals his or her true character? See we as Christians are called to an exemplary walk in the bible. What does that mean? 4 things the Bible tells us how we are to walk with the Lord
1. We are told to live a life worthy of our calling
(Eph 4:1) I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,

2. We are to walk wisely
(Eph 5:15-16) Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

3. We are to walk with respect
(1Thess 4:12) That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

4. We are to walk in the Light
(1 John 1:7) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

We must live by what we have attained (we have arrived to), stay in line, strive, press forward
spiritually and keep progressing in our sanctification. By a Proper fellowship with the Lord, by Following His Word with the utmost awe and reverence. John MacArthur says “at the foot of one the Swiss Alps is a marker honoring a man who fell to his death attempting the ascent. The marker gives his name and this brief note: “he died climbing.” The note of every Christian should be that they died climbing the upward path toward the prize of Christ likeness.”
The goal of Mike Andrews is a life to be like Christ in: All my service, All my relationships, All my praise, All my trials, and in all my love for the Gospel of Christ Jesus my LORD. Everything I do must spins off of being like Christ Jesus. If I’m being like Christ I will serve God in the way He served God. ".... a servant of ALL."

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