The Power of 24-Hours: 1/2/22
January 2, 2022
Learn Like You’ll Live Forever, Live Like There’s No Tomorrow
Exodus 16, Matthew 6 (NLT)
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light ‘day’ and the darkness ‘night.’ And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.”
The first Gift God gave the world was time
Open the Gift
Reference the Instruction Manual
- Rejoice and be glad each day
Psalm 118:24, “This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
- Our hope is in the Lord each day
Lamentations 3:22-24, “The faithful love of the Lord never Ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him!”
What keeps us from making the most of each 24-Hours?
How do we stay present in today and utilize the gift of today’s time?
Win the Day, Mark Batterson states, “You’ve got to learn like you’ll live forever, you’ve got to live like there’s no tomorrow.”
There is power in each 24-hours!
Live in the present, learn from the past, and make choices that can positively impact the future.
Exodus 16:3, “If only the Lord had killed us back in Egypt,” they moaned. “There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into the wilderness to starve us all to death.”
The Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:9-13 (NLT)
Exodus 16:4-7, 11-21
Matthew 6:19-34 (NLT)
When we seek God first and follow His instructions for today, we are able to tap into the power of this 24-hours
Put God’s Instructions to Immediate Use
Evaluate how you spend each of your 24-hours.
What do you need to say no to, in order to best maximize each day?
What do you need to say yes to?
- Read your Instruction Manual.
- Join a Life Group
- Choose to volunteer/serve others
- Live Generously