How Hard Work Leads to Satisfaction

Hard-Work

This sermon starts off the new year by fanning our passions, helping us overcome obstacles, and instructing us on setting priorities so that we persevere with renewed focus and vigor.

Sermon notes below.

He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread,
But he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding.
~ Proverbs 12:11

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He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread,
But he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding. 
~ Proverbs 12:11

A.   I WANT 

  1. Speaking from heartfelt desire is the first step to sustained action – it HAS to come                                                            (2 Corinthians 9:7)
  2. God transforms desire                                     (Phil. 2:13)
  3. God                              and                  desire (Ps. 37:4)

Q: What do you want?

B.  I CAN

  1.                          Frivolities
  2.                          Skills and tools
  3.                          Family and friends to support you
  1. My timewasters:                                                                  
  2. Skill/tools I need:                                                                  
  3. People I need to help me:                                        

C.  I MUST

I must start from and maintain my

                                                                 

  • John 7:38

Maintaining my inner world means:

  1. Spending                    
    1. Time
    2. Alone
    3. God
  2. Putting God’s kingdom                                  

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. ~ Matthew 6:31-33

The hour I plan to meet with God (for at least 20 min) is:

M-F:                                             

Weekend: