PowerPoint - Oct. 3, 2008

How’s your “up-look”?

October 3, 2008

There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

--2 Timothy 4:8

Did you know that you can live with God’s protection and provision? You can live every single day in His love! How do you do that?

One way is to embrace your future by living for eternity. Or, as Steven R. Covey says, “Begin with the end in mind.” That’s how you and I are to live our lives as followers of Christ.

When everything around you is crumbling, when you’re facing danger and difficulties and deception of all kinds, your outlook on life will be determined by your “up-look.”
 
And if your up-look is to love Christ’s return and to long for His appearing, knowing that at any moment He could come for you, then you are living in His love.

As today’s verse says, “There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.” 

When we are daily embracing our future with God, that keeps us in His love!

WHEN EVERYTHING AROUND YOU IS CRUMBLING, WHEN YOU’RE FACING DANGER AND DIFFICULTIES AND DECEPTION OF ALL KINDS, YOUR OUTLOOK ON LIFE WILL BE DETERMINED BY YOUR "UP-LOOK."

 

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