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Time management can be learned. That’s good because most people aren’t just naturally good at managing their time. But, it’s something you can learn. The Bible says this in Psalm 90 “Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are. Help us to spend them as we should.” You can be taught how to be far more effective with your time. So, here we go – this morning, we’re going to look at biblical principles of time management. In Ephesians 5, the apostle Paul gives us four steps in how to manage your time and make your life more effective. He says you need to analyze, you need to prioritize, you need to economize, and you need to utilize.
God gives each one of us, each and every day, 24 hours - eighty-six thousand four hundred seconds. At the end of the day, any that’s unused or misused or didn’t use, you lose. If you don’t use it, you lose it. And you’re never going to get it back.
Looking at Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 24-25, here’s the bottom line again … this life is preparation for eternity; it’s a trust, it’s a tool, it’s a test. In eternity, God has certain roles and rewards and responsibilities for you to do in heaven. He is watching to see how faithful you are with what He’s given you here and if you use it in the right way He’s going to share the whole thing with you in heaven.
After establishing the “Why” of setting godly goals that God desires to bless (they give us hope; focus or energy & efforts; stretch our faith; and build our character), we’re continuing the series by answering the question “What does a Godly goal look like?” Not every goal that you set is a good goal, much [...]
I started a new series of messages this past Sunday on goal setting. I’ve heard it said on different occasions by numerous “motivational speakers” (and preachers) that there are three kinds of people in the world - those that make things happen; those who watch things happen; and those who haven’t a clue as to [...]
This past Sunday, preaching from Isaiah 43, I shared with our congregation at Elk Creek that God promises to carry us through rough waters. Some, if not many, of us though mistake His promise to carry us “through the waters … through the fire” as a guarantee that we’ll never even SEE or experience rough [...]
We can praise God in every season of the soul. So long as you have breath, praise God no matter where you are, for who He is and not just for what He does for you, and in any and every possible way.
Gratitude has nothing to do with how much you have. It has nothing to do with how much money, how much stuff, how many friends, how much influence. People who overflow with these things never take the time to stop and be grateful, while people with just a little overflow with gratitude. So, if gratitude has nothing to do with how much you have, what is the secret to being grateful?
No matter how long we’ve been following Jesus, there’s still a restless ache that lives deep within our hearts. Restlessness can cause people to make sudden, life-changing decisions—both good and bad. Psalm 42 offers three possible causes of restlessness.
Contentment, is something we all long for, but not something we find easily.
Contentment is hard to find because we are a restless people; we live in a culture that purposefully creates discontent.
What is contentment?
Contentment is a condition in which our soul is at rest regardless of our circumstances. You do not base your happiness on [...]