For Whom are you Living?
Finding your Sweet Spot, Part 3
The Lesson of the Pineapple
What we hold onto - we lose, and we make a mess of things.
What we give to God - he can take care of and provide.
2 Cor. 5:15 And he died for all that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
God is my Owner; I am His Servant.
Psalm 24:1-2 The earth is the Lord's and everythng in it, the world, and all who live in it;  for he founded it upoon the seas and established it upon the waters.
Note: God, it's your house. if you want to rain in it, that's up to you. And if there is a need to repair or $ to pay....
Psalm 50:10 ... for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.
Note: God is like that parent of a kid in baseball.
Psalm 100:3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, adn we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Note: Lesson of Otto Koenig ("angry missionary") and of Pineapple Trees - Give to God.
Leviticus 25:23 "The land must not be sold permanently because the land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants.
God Entusts Me What Is His.
Matthew 15:14 Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them.
Note: What we hold onto - we lose, and we make a mess of things.
I Am Accountable to God.
Matthew 25:19 After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.
Note: What we give to God - he can take care of and provide.
Matthew 25:26 His master replied, "You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that harvest where I have not sown and agather where I have not scattered seed?"
Matthew 25:28 "Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents  For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does no have, even what he has will be taken from him."
Matthew 25:30 "And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Note: Last lesson for Otto - was to give to God his reputation.
For Whom Are You Living?
1 Chron. 29:14 "But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand."
1 Cor. 6:19-20 Do you no know tht your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;  you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.