Scriptures: Philippians 3:12-15, Proverbs 16:1, 16:9, 19:21, 3:5-6, Acts 16:1-2
No one can predict the future; no one knows what is going to happen tomorrow, but there are three things you cannot do about tomorrow. First of all, you cannot presume on tomorrow. Tomorrow may never come. Today may be your last day. Secondly, you cannot predict tomorrow. You do not know what will happen tomorrow. And number three, you had better not procrastinate about tomorrow. Not only should you not put off until tomorrow what you should do today, you should not put off today getting ready for tomorrow in case tomorrow does come. In this message, Dr. Merritt tackles the subject of the future, and how we should approach it in God's Word for through His purposes.
"There’s one other key to setting goals, and that is not only to write the goals down, but to actually visualize reaching that goal. Get that goal into your mind by writing it down, but get it into your heart by visualizing it. That’s exactly what Paul was able to do. Paul could visualize souls being saved. Paul could visualize saints being sanctified. Paul could visualize the Savior being satisfied. There is a sense that what you see is what you’ll be." --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.