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July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

"Have You Given Jesus Control?"

“Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.”  Matthew 6: 33 NLT

Do you feel like your life is empty?  Would you like it to overflow?  Here’s the solution:  give Jesus complete control of your life, including your career.

Do you remember the story about the disciples fishing all night and not catching anything?  Then Jesus used their boat for a pulpit and asked them to push out from shore.  Peter made it quite clear the only reason he was doing it was because Jesus asked him.  

As he said, “We fished all night and caught nothing.”  But now the boats became full when Peter obeyed.  The difference between nothing and fullness was Jesus in the boat an obedience.  

So do you let Jesus in your boat?  Fishing was their career.  Whatever your career is, are you letting Jesus in your boat?  

What does it mean to have Jesus in your boat?  It means you dedicate whatever you do to God.  We’re not talking about salvation here, we’re talking about giving Jesus control over what you’re doing.  You may know Jesus but unless you’re letting Him control your life, you’re not letting Him in your boat.  

Put God first and everything else will work out.  It may not work out the way you think or want, but it will work out the best.  God says to return to Him the first 10%.  It doesn’t matter how much it is.  What matters is that you give to God what He tells you to give.  That’s letting Him have control.  Obeying Him always leads to success.  

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don