Maximizing our Life Impact (Luke 12:22-35)
Gearl Spicer, February 7, 2021
Part of the Just In Time - Capturing The Moments series, preached at a Sunday Online service
Luke 12:22–35 (Listen)
22 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.
32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
35 “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning,
Just In Time - Capturing The Moments
Maximizing our Life Impact
What can deter you from impact?
YOU WERE MADE FOR THIS MOMENT!
KAIROS - "The suitable or appropriate time for something to occur or for something to be accomplished. A moment in time or a timeframe in which God makes it possible for something of lasting importance or significance to happen."
*And He said to His disciples, "For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. vs. 22
*But seek His kingdom and these things will be added to you. vs. 31
*For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. vs. 34
*Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit. vs.35
I. Worry steals focus - v.s 22-30
*Choose wisdom - Watch His ways
II. Prioritize life with the kingdom - vs. 31-33
*Live with a kingdom heart
III. Continually evaluate your heart - vs. 34
*Allow your treasure to be exclusively Jesus
IV. Decide to walk daily prepared for whatever you will face - vs.35
*Preparation precedes purpose
*And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whose his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper TIME?
Will you choose to maximize your life?