Be Responsible VS Manage Better

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Do not worry does not mean, do not become more responsible.


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[Rom 12:1 ESV] I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. [Rom 12:2 ESV] Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind , that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.


Last week was Worry VS Work. If you are not providing for yourself and your family, it is questionable if you are even a Christian. A Christian Command to work is in direct conflict of the Entitlement mind set.


Do not Worry VS Manage Better  


Increasing your Responsibility. The conflict is too many Christian especially men, use “Don’t Worry” as an excuse to not manage better. A hap-hazard approach VS a well thought out plan.


Don’t Worry does not mean Don’t Be Responsible.


Seek First His Kingdom [Mat 6:31-33 ESV] 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. Matt 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.


What does it look like to Seek God’s Kingdom and God’s Righteousness? It’s an issue of priority and practice.


SEEK:   Does not mean sit around and wait.  to seek in order to find to seek a thing to seek [in order to find out] by thinking, meditating, reasoning, to enquire into to seek after, seek for, aim at, strive after to seek i.e. require, demand to crave, demand something from someone It means Take time and energy to Chase God First!


His Kingdom: royal power, kingship, dominion, rule not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom of the royal power of Jesus as the triumphant Messiah of the royal power and dignity conferred on Christians in the Messiah's kingdom a kingdom, the territory subject to the rule of a king used in the N.T. to refer to the reign of the Messiah


His Righteousness:   in a broad sense: state of him who is as he ought to be, righteousness, the condition acceptable to God the doctrine concerning the way in which man may attain a state approved of God integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking feeling, and acting in a narrower sense, justice or the virtue which gives each his due


Wake Up, Get your coffee, Before newspaper or Facebook. 1. Bible, Just Read It


Yield to King Jesus before you go about your business.     Tell Him you are His for His use and Glory Pray; Ask Him to bring fruit to your labor. 


Look at your 5 Orders: which one is in your plans for that day? What do you need to put there? Which one of the following can you do that day? Worship Fellowship – is there another Christian that could use a visit from you? Ministry – What can I do for our church this week? Discipleship – 1. Today I will do a deeper Bible study. 2 . Today, I will study with another Christian. Evangelism – Today someone needs to hear about Jesus.


* A Christian is always looking for better/wiser ways to manage what God has given you.  It’s your Christian duty to continue to mature/grow up/ get better.   Celebrate Growth Points & Then keep on growing up.  Gaining Wisdom


Being Sanctified. [ Phl 1:6 ESV] And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.


[ Heb 10:14 ESV] For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified . 1. has perfected; Past Tense. It’s Done 2. Being Sanctified; Present Tense. He is doing it right now.   to render or acknowledge, or to be venerable or hallow to separate from profane things and dedicate to God consecrate things to God dedicate people to God to purify to cleanse externally to purify by expiation: free from the guilt of sin to purify internally by renewing of the soul


Psalm of Moses. [ Psa 90:12 ESV] So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. [ Psa 90:13 ESV] Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on your servants! [ Psa 90:14 ESV] Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. [ Psa 90:15 ESV] Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil. [ Psa 90:16 ESV] Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. [ Psa 90:17 ESV] Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!


Christians are to be looking to manage what they have well. WHY? So , Then God will give us more to manage.

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