Sunday, September 12, 2021 “Pack Your Bags”, pt 5
What should we pack in our life’s bag?
1. Our Identification
2. The Holy Spirit
3. The Word of God
4. Relationships - people.
Relationships are more important than accomplishments.
Mark 12:30-31 BSB “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.”
Psalm 17:15 TLB “But as for me, my contentment is not in wealth but in seeing you and knowing all is well between us. And when I awake in heaven, I will be fully satisfied, for I will see you face-to-face”
If you truly want to have a fruitful life’s journey, Jesus said to spend quality time learning to love God and love others.
II Corinthians 8:5 GNT It was more than we could have hoped for! First they gave themselves to the Lord; and then, by God's will they gave themselves to us as well.
God is going to evaluate your life on one basis -your relationships.
“Time is the most valuable commodity we have and the best use of your time is relationships.”
We have to do more than just reach out to others; we have to share our lives with one another as well.
We were designed for community, and you can’t do that in a crowd.
Don’t burn your relational bridges; you may need to cross them again some day.
Things To Ponder
Which is more important to you: acquiring things or building relationships?
Would your family and friends agree with your self-assessment?
How have you sacrificed your relationships in the pursuit of success or status?
What do you need to do today to start repairing those relationships?
Are you okay with not “having it all”? Why or why not?
Mark 8:36 NKJV For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?