Emails sent throughout the night come streaming in at the simple touch of a button. Kids running around needing to get packed for school, lunches made, rides and activities arranged. That suit you fit in a month ago is now a little too snug around the waste and hips and so the search begins to find something in the closet that will be more forgiving than the pants that only button on deep inhales. From the top of the morning, we can quickly begin to feel as though everything around us is spinning and there is no way to slow it down.
Developing Christian Priorities in Life Lambert Dolphin The following notes are based on a discussion in Silicon Valley in a men's core group consisting of university students and young professionals.
The Non-Christian's Priorities are usually somewhat as follows: Leaving home, getting through school and choosing the right career.
Being independent of parents is considered a virtue, and the chosen career should pay well, offer opportunity for advancement, and be always fun and exciting.
Earning a good income and accumulating wealth and property is what we are here for--it's the good ol' Protestant work ethic. Building up assets not just savings for emergencies or vacations is considered a fundamental American right, as stated in such expressions as "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
These days this is done by dating and often sleeping with a variety of partners until the right one comes along or is selected by a trial and error process. Wide range sexual expression before marriage is taken as normal and even desirable by many.
Raising the children properly, becomes an increasingly important priority while moving along a career path among the newly married. Religion, if any, is supposed to be an aid in achieving one's life goals through self-improvement.
Some join churches to meet people or for enhanced social status of because it's seen as noble and exemplary Retirement, old age, dyingand presumably ceasing to exist forever follow.
It is assumed that nothing is really known about an afterlife, and certainly in today's society very little sense that we are accountable to God and must face judgment. It is best not to think much about such inevitabilities in an existential, hedonistic society where short term goals are preferred in an uncertain and confusing world.
In their idealism most non-Christians early in their lives do not anticipate divorce, ill-health, bad news, loss of jobs, problems in the economy, or disasters that are in reality part and parcel of real life for most of us. In practice few people reach their goals in life, or feel empty when they do.
Often the highly motivated achievers pay a big price in terms of family happiness or personal joy and peace. Underlying the non-Christian's world-view is usually a search for success, happiness and pleasure based on what the world-system values highlymoney, success, power, prestige.
Each generation has its own ideologies and dreams, these constitute the "spirit of the age," or zeitgeist. This spirit is opposed to God and ignores God's goals and ultimate purposes for mankind and the earth.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If any one loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world.
And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides for ever. To know God better every day through personal time with Him in the Word.
This includes knowing one's spiritual gifts and determining the ministry God has called each one of us to. All Christians are in the work of the ministry! As responsible Christians we usually will need to get a job to support ourselves.
If married, we have a responsibility to our families that is always high on the list of priorities. We can not serve God very well if we don't know what He is like and what He is doing in the world.
If possible the Christian's job should provide needed financial support to allow maximum time for ministry. Developing a good prayer life is essential for growth and for tuning in to what God is doing in the world.
Walking with God is our daily responsibility, otherwise He can't use us and we do not become whole persons as He intends for us.
Prayer is God's way of drawing us into what He is doing in the world. If we are not available, or head in the wrong direction, God will use someone else to get his work doneand we will lose all the credit.
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Rewards are given only to those who have risked themselves, seized God-given opportunities and denied themselves in order to advance the kingdom: For it will be as when a man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability.
Then he went away.But among women who have a high school education or less, the share is only 40%.
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For many of today’s couples, the children are priority No. 1 one and marriage is priority No. 10 — and few of us make it past the top three priorities on our daily to-do list. Education: A High Priority The Church’s high priority toward education has its roots in specific scriptures in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price, which assure Church members that "to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God" (2 Ne.
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