Courage: P.3 (2.14.18)

Isaiah 54:14-15
In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.

2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

We wouldn’t need courage if fear wasn’t a something that we face.


God always tells us the truth to prepare us for the lie of the enemy.

The giants being in the promised land were God’s insurance policy to make sure that only men of faith took that land. It required courage and faith to face the giants and to take the land.

Hebrews 2:1-3,14-15
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him ; Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

As long as you allow the spirit of fear to grip you, you will be in bondage.

Do what God called you to do and don’t let fear stop that!

Romans 8:15-17
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him , that we may be also glorified together.

Fear never comes from God.

2 Kings 6:15-18
And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord , I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord , and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

You are one decision away from:
Faith/ Fear

Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

Whatever you choose (life or death/fear or faith) becomes your reality.

Once you make a decision, it becomes reality, even if it wasn’t. That’s why the enemy uses fear.

The influence of fear can make something in your life a reality that isn’t in the will of God.

You are one decision away from a new reality.

A decision to wait is still a decision.

Isaiah 55:8-12 says we should be led in peace and go forth in joy.


7 Steps To The Next Level: P.6 (2.11.18)

1- Vision
2- Excellence
3- Initiative


Galatians 6:5-7
For every man shall bear his own burden. Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

re-turn/given over
spons- sponsor/assume the cost
ibility- ability

responsibilitythe ability to assume the cost

To take responsibility for your life means you are assuming the cost for your own life.

It is impossible to go to the next level when you’ve not applied responsibility where you are. You have to be able to assume the cost for where you are right now if you want to excel to the next level.

If we have a need, we are responsible to take it to God in prayer.

Matthew 25:1-13
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

The foolish took no oil with them . Oil is expensive, and it adds weight. They did not assume the cost. The wise assumed the cost. They brought the oil. When the time came, and the foolish had no oil, they asked the wise for their oil because they werent prepared.

In the Bible, oil represents the Holy Spirit/the anointing.

There are breakthroughs that will come when we take responsibility to let go of some things/people and make the exchange with God. He will give us resources to assume the cost.

Matthew 25:29
For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

Jesus is saying that if we are responsible for what we have now, we can gain more. If we are not responsible for what we have, it could be taken away.

We cannot push our own responsibilities off on other people. We can’t blame others when we didn’t show responsibility to assume the cost for ourselves.

We will never excel in life if we have the mindset “I am where I am because of someone else didn’t bear the cost for me.” God has equipped us with His Spirit and His Word. That is all we need to reach our destiny.

The enemy uses the blame game to try and get you to justify your current status. As long as you have an excuse for where you are right now, you’ll never get to the next level. Excuses are just justification to stay right where you are.

You can’t let anything or anyone be the reason why you didn’t excel…not when “greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

Luke 12:48
For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

God can’t expand the things of your life if you aren’t responsible for what you have now.

Where to start to take responsibility:
-your words/behavior
-your appearance
-your walk of faith
-your own family
-your future

Philippians 2:12-14
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worth in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

Romans 14:12
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

A sign of immaturity is that you blame another for your actions.

We all have to answer and give account to God for ourselves. We should start being responsible for ourselves now.

Luke 14:28
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

Courage: P.2 (2.7.18)

Joshua 1:6-9
Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Joshua 1:2 
Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.

There are things and people in your past that served a purpose for a season. You have to be willing to let go of them to walk into the new thing that God has for you.

Your future becomes most alive when you view your past as dead.

If the enemy has you too comfortable in your present, he can keep you from achieving your destiny.

John 16:13…the Holy Spirit speaks about the future.

Ruth 1:1-16
Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Beth-lehem-judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Beth-lehem-judah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there. And Elimelech Naomi’s husband died; and she was left, and her two sons. And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years. And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband. Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the Lord had visited his people in giving them bread.  Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah. And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother’s house: the Lord deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me. The Lord grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept. And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people.  And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands? Turn again, my daughters, go your way ; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons; Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the Lord is gone out against me. And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.  And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.  And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

It takes courage to step out of your history and into your destiny.

Isaiah 43:18-19
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

The way you view today will shape your future.

Isaiah 43:25
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

God will not contaminate your future with your past.

You have to let some things go before you step into your destiny.

Philippians 3:12-14
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do , forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Don’t get so content with where the Lord has brought you that you don’t go to where the Lord has called you.

Don’t grow complacent where you are.

Is 42:9
2 Cor 5:17
Gal 6:15
Eph 4:24
Col 3:10

Matthew 9:16-17
No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

Job 11:13-17
If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him; If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles. For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear: Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:  And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.

7 Steps To The Next Level: P.5 (2.4.18)

What to do to get to the next level is important, but the why is important too.

Everything thats attached to the name of God should be brilliant. Its wrong to thing that she church should use mediocre resources to further its mission.  We should be doing the best for His name’s sake and for His glory. We represent the kingdom of God.

Exodus 19:5-6 
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

The Israelites had only known slavery and oppression. They had never known freedom. God was calling them to a new and different place, to be a peculiar people who were set above and apart from everyone else.

Deuteronomy 14:2
For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.

Deuteronomy 26:18-19
And the Lord hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments; And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken.

It is the will of God for us to be above the world, as a peculiar people. Ultimately we want the success in our lives to be connected to God and His kingdom.

Titus 2:14
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

God always wants to take us to the next level, because when we advance in life we become more influential. He wants to use that influence to advance His kingdom.

Ask yourself, “Is my life bringing God glory in the presence of those who don’t know Him?”

Always let the glory of God be your motivation.

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Judging life by horizontal standard leads to pride.
Judging life by a vertical standard leads to purpose.

Matthew 5:14,16
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. [16] Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Everything we do should connect our faith to our purpose.


Initiative is the power or opportunity to do things before someone else;  the energy and desire to do what’s needed.

People of initiative do what needs to be done without having to be told. They take advantage of opportunities. They give their best effort because they recognize they are sons/daughters of God, and everything they do is in service to their Father’s kingdom.

We are not called to be people who wait around for a command. We’re called to take initiative.

When David took the initiative to battle Goliath, it was that enemy that promoted him to the next level. Though he was only there to deliver bread and cheese to his brothers, David saw an opportunity and took initiative. Because of this, he was promoted in the minds of the people who witnessed Goliath’s defeat.

Luke 17:10
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

Jesus was saying that if we only do what we’re commanded, we are unprofitable. He is looking for people He doesn’t have to tell what to do. When you learn how to take initiative, then you’re ready for lordship; to be the head.

If you have to be told what to do, you aren’t ready to be the head.  When you are at the top, there is no one to tell you what to do. God cannot make you the head of anything if you don’t know how to take initiative. The only person who can hold you back is you.

God will give you the resources you need. Its up to you to take initiative. Use the resources God gives to obtain the thing you had a vision for. If you ask for fish, He’ll give you a fishing pole.

Proverbs 6:6-8
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

Proverbs 22:29
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men .

Do what needs to be done without being told to do it.

Courage: P.1 (1.31.18)

Courage is the missing element to faith.

Every transition in life will be met with the spirit of fear.

Courage – to have the mental strength to withstand fear, hardship, pain and difficulty.

God in you is bigger than anything you face.

Have courage in times of transition. Persevere. You won’t know what is on the other side if you quit.

You don’t know how much time is between where you are now and your breakthrough.

Faith can get you to a place. But without courage, you may not see the manifestation of that thing.

Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

There is power in a decision. A decision opens the door to reality.

Deuteronomy 31:6-7
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.

Faith can lead you to a place that fear can talk you out of. You need courage in the transition.

Joshua 1:1-2
Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.

Luke 9:62
And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Arise – Change your physical, mental and spiritual posture to one of courage.

Don’t let what is dead in your life, and what is in your past, change the way you see the future.

If you are not making the most of your present, you are jeopardizing your future.

Joshua 1:5-7
There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

Don’t turn from the Word of God.

Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word of God.

Joshua 1:7-9,18
Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.  Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.

Joshua 2:11
And as soon as we had heard these things , our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the Lord your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.

Mark 5:21-42
And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea. And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee , come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live. And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him. And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.  For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.  And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.  And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.  And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.

7 Steps To The Next Level: P.4 (1.28.18)

Jeremiah 9:23-24
[23] Thus saith the Lord , Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: [24] But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord .


Everything we do should be excellent.

You cannot expect to excel if you are not operating in excellence.
You cannot operate in excellence and not excel in life.

Our motive for excellence should be pure. We should want to be excellent to bring God glory.

Purpose is revealed by design. Man was made in the image of God- to bring Him glory.

Hebrews 1:3
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:

Glory is the manifestation of the attributes/character of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31
[31] Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

We all have the ultimate singular purpose in life to bring God glory. It doesn’t matter if you’re a teacher, a doctor, a singer, etc… whatever you do, do it for the glory of God. When you express God’s love , His wisdom, or any of His attributes, and people see that in you, it gives God glory.

God is worthy of our best!

The world measures excellence in a horizontal way. We should not measure our life by comparing it to others around us. Rather, we should use God’s Word as our model and standard of comparison.

2 Corinthians 10:17
[17] But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

God alone is responsible for our promotion. When we operate with the intentions of bringing Him glory, He will take us to the next level.

2 Corinthians 11:30
[30] If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

God wants to do things in our lives that only He can get the credit for. So develop a vision based off His word that only He can perform. He can do anything we wont take the credit for.

Revelation 4:11
[11] Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

My life should reveal the Power and Love of God.

Daniel 6:1-3
[1] It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom; [2] And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. [3] Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

Don’t let your surroundings tell you where you cannot go.

Sometimes God will allow opposition from the enemy so that He can either work something out of us, or build faith within us- all so that He can prepare us for where He wants to take us.

Daniel 11:32
[32] And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits .

4 things about excellence:
1) An excellent spirit refuses to be ignorant – Dan 5:14-17
Learn everything you can about whatever you put your hand to do. Gain as much knowledge as you can.

2) An excellent spirit is not motivated by money – Ps. 73:25, Dan 6:10
Recognize that promotion comes only from God. An excellent spirit wont be moved by a paycheck because it knows that promotion comes from God.

3) An excellent spirit can not be intimidated – Dan 6:4, 2 Chr. 16:9
When we operate in the spirit of excellence, it makes those who are lazy look bad. Sometimes they will resort to intimidation. But intimidation is just a tactic of the enemy. A man who defends himself will always be average. Jesus is our defense. We must refuse to be intimidated.

4) An excellent spirit will not compromise integrity – Ps 26:1
If you don’t have values, you’ll do “whatever it takes” to get where you’re trying to go. But an excellent spirit will not compromise it’s values to excel. We don’t need to. Promotion comes from God. Operate in excellence and He will establish you.

The Good Stuff: Dr. McFarland (1.24.18)


John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 11:1-6
Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. When Jesus heard that , he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.

Filter life through God’s love.

John 11:12-16
Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him. Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.

Genesis 1:14
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Live life on purpose, giving God glory, because time is going by quickly.

Time is a precious gift from God. Be careful how your time is spent.

Ephesians 5:14-17
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is .

In your time remaining, stay positive, prayerful and persistent in the Word.

Ephesians 2:4-5,8-10
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Luke 22:31-32
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

Satan attacks what is important to you and tries to destroy your faith.

1 Corinthians 13:2,13
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Romans 8:37-39
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.