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See the charges become a place where people are safe to be Christianity, is that your folding God saves you place that is to let you be real hello and welcome to this Wednesday edition of Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard wherever you are and how we may be listening. Thanks for spending part of your day with today pastor Paul explains that God wants us to manage our time. The same way he asks us to manage your money so generously that systematically save regularly and spend wisely. To do that pastor Paul has outlined seven habits of highly effective Christians. The shares them with us next. Stay right here or visit pastor Paul.net anytime to listen to Destin for victory on demand. You can also subscribe to our podcast a Google podcast my heart or whatever you get yours now.
Let's join Pastor Paul for today's Destin for victory message. Do you have the time that we've already established that time as the second most valuable gift God has given to us. The only gift more valuable than time is salvation because it's the only gift that transcends time when one is saved, he is sent not only for time, but for all eternity. But every other gift you have depends upon time. That's why time is the second most valuable gift time is more valuable than money. If you lose money but have time you can get more money if you win one resource in your life would time you can utilize some of the resources and accomplish some good things but when you run out of time – it so time is incredibly important that currently were talking about selling time sewing generously. That's the 1st Way, God wants us to use it. I ended the last message talking about the fact that we should so quality time into what I call the seven habits of highly effective Christians. I get that language.
Of course, from a Stephen Covey book that came out probably in 90 or so. I don't recall the exact year, but I remember being impacted by that particular book and I love that language seven habits and as I looked years ago at acts chapter 2 verses 42 through 47. I saw that there were seven basic habits that the early church got themselves into that help them to be highly effective believers so I'm suggesting that the first thing God wants us to do would time is to so generously, that is to spend quality time practicing the seven habits they are learning God's word. That's where I ended last time.
Learning God's word. The second habit is building godly relationships. Make sure that your spending some time in your life. Building relationships with people who will help you get where God is taking you. That's what I define as a quality relationship people who will help you get where God is taking you. Make sure that you have some quality relationships in your life. See some of you all. Bless your heart. You got a bunch of folk in your life, but most got my raggedy you need to improve the quality of your relationships because if you improve the quality of your relationships, you will improve the quality of your life.
Now of course you have some raggedy folk in your life because you're supposed to help them visible to be a blessing to them, but the only way you're going to be a blessing to people and be the right influence on them is if you have people who are the right influence on you see, so we all just barely got saved yourself.
Now you want to go back and hang out in your all. In grounds is not going to you don't have enough strength you don't have enough maturity. You don't have a strong enough foundation and you can't go back there. Yet God's gotta get you connected with some people can strengthen you and hold you accountable as you began to go out and try to be a blessing to others anchored in some quality relationships.
You gotta have relationships where there are people who hold you accountable. James 516 says therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other that you may be healed in your life do you trust enough to share the worst of you who knows what you see. So we all have a bunch of folk in your life. The only reason they like you is because they don't know you.
I thought I'd shock you with that first early in the message, but usually some folk like you who like you despite went to say you can tell by that very statement. What I got some folk that I need to make some shifts in your life as you keep away from the truth. That's not a quality relationship you need. Some people say and mean you can trust me what's going on. See the chart to become a place where people are saved to be are Christianity that your folding God change you if you go to a place that is to let you be real if your main problem with anger problem body. We know you you you sweet know we convinced him to be a you start treatment when they all I know now what I know about all the place where kids show up just like they all save WITH. PLEASE USE THE BEETLE TO GO SOUL DOCUMENT THIS MEAL WITH ALL THE CULTURE TO BIBLE LAWS SHOULD BE NICE SO WHAT YOU SHOW UP JUST AS THEY ARE IN THE AVERAGE CHURCH AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM WILL BE THE WORST EXPERIENCE OF THEIR LIFE BECAUSE IN THE WORLD YOU CAN SHOP JUST AS YOU ARE JUST AS THEY OUGHT TO SHOW THAT THE AVERAGE JOB SEARCH JUST LIKE YOU ARE JUDGED AND RIDICULED IN A BUNCH OF PHARISEES LOOKING AT YOU ALL THEY'LL DO IS RUN YOU OFF, NOT ONLY FROM THEMSELVES. BUT SINCE THEY ASSUME YOU ARE RIVER FLEXION OF JESUS YOU RUN A MILE FROM HIM TO. WE GOTTA BE THE PLACE WHERE FOLK CAN COME JUST AS THEY ARE. SO YOU GOTTA START THAT PROCESS BY DOING WHAT JAMES 516 SAID CONFESSING WAS WRONG WHICH YOU WAS IMPERFECT ABOUT YOU TO SOMEBODY IN THE BODY WHO CAN HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE PRAY FOR YOU WALK WITH YOU AND HELP YOU EXPERIENCE GOD'S BEST LEARNING GOD'S WERE BUILDING. GOTTA RELATIONSHIPS PRAYING WITH AUTHORITY. I CAN'T SETTLE IN ON ALL THESE, BUT WE HAVE VARIOUS MESSAGES WILL RECOVER ALL THESE IN DETAIL, PRAYING WITH AUTHORITY LIFE OF PRAYER HAVE A PRAYER TIME. THAT'S GOOD.
EVERY MORNING YOU WANT TO STOP AND TALK TO THE LORD MORE. THANK YOU FOR THIS DAY TO DATE YOU MADE I WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD. AND WHILE YOU SHOWER WHILE YOU GET READY YOU CAN BE TALKING TO GOD. LORD I TRUST YOU FOR THIS DAY. I PRAY THAT YOU GO AHEAD OF ME. YOU KNOW WHAT LIES AHEAD OF ME TODAY. GIVE ME WISDOM GIVE ME INSIGHT. GIVE ME GRACE YOU NOTICE PEOPLE AT THE JOB AND READY GO DEAL WITH LORD HELP ME NOT TO HURT ANYBODY WANT TO GO TO SIR YES TIME FOR THE HOLY, RIGHTEOUS, BIG WORDS AT WORK FOR ME ALL ABOUT MOST GRACIOUS AND I'M SERIOUS. NOW YOU GOT TO HELP ME.
IT'S A LIFE OF PRAYER. ONE THING I HAVE A PRAYER TIME IS GOOD NECESSARY, BUT DEVELOP A LIFE OF PRAYER AS YOU DRIVE IN YOUR PLAN. SOMETIMES AS YOU'RE MOVING THROUGH THE CORRIDORS OF YOUR JOB, YOUR PLAN, O LORD, OKAY, HELP ME KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON OVER THE MEN TALKING TO GOD. THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE KIDS, SOME CRAZY LORD I DEVELOP A LIFESTYLE OF PRAYER COMING UP NEXT. THE REST OF TODAY'S MESSAGE. DO YOU HAVE THE TIME WITH PASTOR PAUL SHEPPARD, SENIOR PASTOR, DESTINY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP IN FREMONT, CALIFORNIA. IF YOU'VE NEVER STOP BY OUR WEBSITE PASTOR PAUL.NET.
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BIBLE SAYS 517 SAYS PRAY CONTINUALLY PRAY WITHOUT CEASING, IS WHAT NEW KING JAMES SAYS WITHOUT CEASING, PLAY, CONTINUE BREATHING YOUR PRAYING OFTEN DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY YOUR PRAYING TO TALKING TO GOD STANDING OVER THE STOVE YOU TALKING TO GOD WORKING ON YOUR JOB YOU TALKING TO GOD. EVEN DRIVING ON THE SAME HIS PRESENCE IN YOUR LIFE PRAYING WITH AUTHORITY. NUMBER FOUR IS GIVING SACRIFICIALLY, GIVING SACRIFICIALLY AND OF COURSE I COVERED GIVING IN THE FIRST PART OF THE SERIES. WE TALKED ABOUT MONEY MATTERS AND SO I WILL GO BACK OVER THAT, BUT JIM ELLIOTT HAS A WONDERFUL QUOTE THAT I'VE USED FROM TIME TO TIME. HE SAID HE IS NO FOOL WHO GIVES WHAT HE CANNOT KEEP TO GAIN WHAT HE CANNOT LOSE.
YOU GOT UNDERSTAND THAT AS GOD REQUIRES THE BEST OF OUR FINANCIAL RESOURCES AS AN ACT OF WORSHIP AND IS BECAUSE YOU CAN KEEP IT ANYWAY AND SO LEARNED TO SACRIFICIALLY THAT WHICH YOU CAN'T KEEP IN ORDER TO GAIN THAT WHICH YOU CANNOT LOSE WHAT IS THAT MEAN THAT MEANS WHEN I'M SOWING INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD GETTING AN ETERNAL RETURN ON MY INVESTMENT WHEN I SOW INTO A STOCK OR BOND. AT BEST, STUMBLE GET A TEMPORAL RETURN AND SOME OF THEM.
I'M GOING TO LOSE WHAT I INVESTED. BUT EVEN IF YOU HAVE A GREAT INVESTMENT IN THIS LIFE. ALL I CAN GET YOU IS SOMETHING TEMPORAL. AFTER YOU DIE SO INTO THE KINGDOM I'M SOWING INTO THE LIVES THAT WILL BE CHANGE FOR ALL ETERNITY.
AND SO JIM SAID, YOU KNOW, FOR WHEN YOU GIVE WHAT YOU CAN'T KEEP TO GAIN WHAT YOU CAN'T LOSE, GIVING SACRIFICIALLY THE NEXT ONE IS PRAISING GOD. THE NEXT HABIT WE GOTTA DO QUALITY TIME TO IS PRAISING GOD.
JUST AS YOU DEVELOP A LIFESTYLE OF PRAYER YOU NEED TO DEVELOP A LIFESTYLE OF PRAISE.
SO IT'S ONE THING TO PRAISE WHEN YOU COME TO CHURCH AND YOU WANT TO INSULT YOU ACTUALLY NEED TO SET SOME PRAISE GOALS FOR YOUR LIFE PRINCES. SOME OF YOU JUST COME TO CHURCH AND TO STAND AND LOOK YOU NEED TO SET A PRAISE GOAL TO GET INVOLVED IN WORSHIP.
THE PRAISE TEAM AND WORSHIPING FOR YOU.
GOD IS LOOKING AT YOU LOOKING FOR A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE FROM YOU. HEBREWS 13 TALKS ABOUT YOU OFFERING TO GOD, THE FRUIT OF YOUR PRAISE TEAM CAN OFFER MY PLACE FOR ME. THAT CAN LEAD ME IN PRAISE AND ENCOURAGEMENT APPRAISED BUT OPEN MY MOUTH AND GIVE GOD THE FRUIT OF MY HAVE TO SAY LORD I THANK YOU AND LOVE YOU SO GIVE GOD PRAISE SO JUST NEVER I NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE THE CHURCH AND ACTUALLY SEEING THE LIFT MY HAND.
YES IT'S WORSHIP GOD SO SET A GOAL FOR SOME OF YOU KNOW, BUT YOU CAN DEVELOP NEW HABITS SO TEACH YOURSELF TO BE APPRAISER JUST TO BE A WORSHIPER OF GOD ACTIVELY GIVEN PRAY, DON'T JUST STAND AND LOOK BLANKLY AT THE SCREEN AND LOOK AROUND AT THE WORSHIPING SET YOURSELF A GOAL SO THAT YOU CAN BECOME A QUALITY APPRAISER QUALITY APPRAISER USED THE SAME LORD BETWEEN CELLS IS AN EXCELLENT TIME. SOME FOCUS GOT LITTLE PATTYCAKE CLAP. NO, THAT'S TOO EASY TO HAVE TO AUTOMATIC OPEN YOUR MAIL BETWEEN CELLS IN LORD BLESS YOU HALLELUJAH I LOVE YOU LORD I GIVE YOU THIS MORE ACTIVE AS MORE ACTIVE GET ME INTO IT AND I WANT TO START LOSING YOURSELF YOU CAN DANCE ON THE SONG DOES LOSE YOURSELF IN YOUR DANCE AND WALLFLOWERS IN THE WORLD ALL AROUND THE WORLD WILL DANCE IN CHARGE WAS IN THE WORLD. FIRST THING ON THE FLOOR. WE COULDN'T STOP YOU. JUST BECAUSE YOU COULDN'T SAY HOW TO SELL SOME PRAISE GOAL.
EVERYONE SAYS IT IS FOR THE UPRIGHT TO PRAISE HIM.
KING JAMES SAYS RIGHT IS BEAUTIFUL NEW KING JAMES KING JAMES THE OLD KING JAMES IS PROBABLY MEANING THIS THING'S THE PEOPLE OF GOD.
LIFESTYLE OF PRAISE WHILE YOU DRIVING YOUR CAR LOAN OPERATION THE OTHER DAY I WAS DRIVING SOMEWHERE IN THE LORD BUT DON'T REMEMBER LOOKING AT ME CALL SOMEBODY BACK YOU UP EVERYTHING WHEN YOU GO TO THE FULL DOESN'T MATTER WHAT PEOPLE INTO SAYING NO WHEN I GO TO CHURCH. I LIKE THAT DIGNIFIED AGAIN.
THAT'S ALL IT IS GO TO THE GAME AND HOLLER AND SCREAM LOSE YOUR VOICE. THAT'S GO BACK GET YOU FLYING FLAGS ALL UP AND DOWN THE STREET ON DOING THAT. YOU SEE THE FLAG 49 IS RELATED ALL OVER THE PLACE.
WHAT YOU SAW YOUR PRAISE TEAM GET THE CHARGE. ANOTHER THING IS INFLUENCING THE WORLD.
ANOTHER HABIT YOU GOT DEVELOP HIS INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD. MATTHEW 516 SAYS LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, THAT'S SOMETHING YOU JUST GOT UP SOME QUALITY TIME AND TO BE AN INFLUENCER OF OTHERS. AGAIN, THAT'S WHY YOU GOTTA BUILD RELATIONSHIPS. THAT'S WHY GOTTA HAVE THE STRONG PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE OR HELPING YOU GROW WILL HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE FOR CHECKING YOU ON YOUR STUFF SO THAT YOUR LIFE IS BECOMING MORE MORE FIT TO REPRESENT CHRIST IN YOUR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE. SO WHEN YOU GET TO YOUR JOB WHEN YOU GET INTO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN YOU GET WHERE YOU'RE IMPACTING OTHER PEOPLE YOU CAN INTENSELY LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE. THAT'S WHAT GOD IS CALLING SOME OF YOU TO DO. HE'S GIVEN YOU A PLACE OF INFLUENCE AND HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE IN A SECRET AGENT ST. 007 CHRISTIAN SNEAKING AROUND YOUR JOB. NOBODY KNOW THAT YOU SAY DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYBODY IS OUT OF THE CLOSET OUT OF THE CLOSET AND I WENT TO THE PERSON IN THE CLOSETS LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT YOU KNOW JESUS SO CALLED WHAT HAPPENED OR HOW DID IT HAPPEN AT THE SOMEBODY'S WERE OUT OF THE CELLS MAKE UP TV AROUND WALKING THE HALLS WITH YOU SAYING TO LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE, JESUS, IT HE WENT ON TO SAY WHERE THE SALT OF THE LIGHT IN THE WORLD. IN OTHER WORDS HOW THE WORLD WILL BE INFLUENCED BY THE KINGDOM OF GOD. IF WE DON'T SELL THEM, INFLUENCE THEM YOU KNOW WHEN SOMETHING'S BEEN SALTED FOR THE TASTE LIKE YOU HAD GREENS THAT DON'T HAVE SALT ON SALT IN THEIR INFLUENCES, AND SO ALSO AS A PRESERVATIVE. IN FACT IT WAS USED MORE IN BIBLE TIMES AS A PRESERVATIVE, THEN AS A FLAVOR INFLUENCER PRESERVES THINGS. WHAT I SHALL CALLING IN THE WORLD SO SET SOME GOALS FOR INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD START SHARE MY FAITH, JOB SOON AS THE LORD GIVE ME THAT OPENING LET FOLKS KNOW THAT I BELONG TO THE LORD. LET FOLKS KNOW I'LL BE GLAD TO PRAY FOR YOU SEE SOMEONE HEY BELIEVE THAT'S WHEN THE BEST WAYS FOR YOU TO GET YOUR WITNESS OUT THERE.
YOU SEE TROUBLE IS ABOUT THE LIFE THEY WANT A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST AND AND SO I BELIEVE IN THE POWER PRAYER.
WOULD YOU MIND IF I PRAY FOR TURNDOWN FOR NINE TO TURN IN PRAYER ABOUT A SUBJECT THAT YOU REALLY WANT TO PRAY FOR THEM AND ASK GOD TO BLESS THEM AND MEET THEM AT THE POINT OF THEIR NEEDS SO HE CAN SHOW HIMSELF TO THEM ELITIST… HERE ARE SOME OF PRAYER. MANY TIMES IT IS THE ANSWER TO PRAYER THAT WILL CAUSE SOME PEOPLE TO KNOW HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE. SO YOU GOTTA BE THE AGENT OF THAT IN THE LAST HABIT IS LEADING OTHERS TO CHRIST. I JUST STARTED TALKING ABOUT THAT. THAT'S THE GREAT COMMISSION. MATTHEW 2819 AND 20 GO INTO THE WORLD AND SHARE THE GOSPEL BAPTIZE PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER SON AND HOLY GHOST, AND THEN TEACH THEM TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS THAT HE'S COMMANDED. SO WE GOT UP IN THE BUSINESS OF SAVING SOULS AND CHANGING LIVES. THAT'S WHAT WERE CALLED TO DO THE THINGS THAT YOU WANT TO BE SLOWING QUALITY TIME INTO.
THAT'S ALL I'M SAYING IS NOT A LIFESTYLE WHERE YOU HAVE INTENTIONAL HABITS BEING DEVELOPED IN THE SEVEN AREAS. IT'S NOT SO MUCH THE QUANTITY IT'S A QUALITY SOME QUALITY TIME INTO THOSE THINGS. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT MY DOOR WHEN IT COMES TO LEADING OTHERS TO CHRIST HOW MY DOING IT INFLUENCING HOW MY GOING TO GIVE YOU SUCK OFFICIALLY, DOING AND PRAYING WITH AUTHORITY, DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP AND CHECK YOURSELF OUT, SET YOURSELF SOME GOALS.
PASTOR PAUL SHEPARD WANTS TO ENCOURAGE YOU TODAY EXAMINE THE WAY YOU SPEND YOUR TIME AND ON WHOM YOU ARE SPENDING IT AND SEE IF YOU BEEN A GOOD STEWARD OF ALL THAT GOD IS GIVEN YOU TODAY'S MESSAGE. DO YOU HAVE THE TIME, HIS PARTNER PASTOR PAUL SHEPARD'S TEACHING SERIES. THREE THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER. THE SIX PART SERIES OFFERS PRACTICAL WISDOM ABOUT HOW WE CAN MANAGE OUR TREASURE, OUR TIME AND OUR TALENT IN A WAY THAT PLEASES GOD AND BLESSES OTHERS.
THAT'S THREE THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER. LOOK FOR IT firstname.lastname@example.org in Psalm 107. King David writes then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. If you need prayer today. The destined for victory ministry team would like to pray for you from the homepage of Pastor Paul.net use the contact feature to let us know how we can pray for you while you're there at the website.
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