1. Put God FIRST
Matt 6: 24 – 25
24 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate
the one and love the other, or he will be devoted
to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve
both God and Money.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or drink; or about your body,
what you will wear. Is not life more important than
food, and the body more important than clothes?
Matt 6: 32 – 33
32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your
heavenly Father knows that you need them.
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.
No one can
2. Follow God’s COVENANT Plan
Jer 29: 11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to
give you hope and a future.
Jer 31: 17
17 So there is hope for your future,” declares the LORD.
“Your children will return to their own land.
1 Sam 2: 30
“Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I
promised that your house and your father’s house
would minister before me forever.’ But now the LORD
declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I
will honor, but those who despise me will be
a) God establishes “perimeters” to protect and
provide for our needs.
b) God also establishes His Plans for our
Acts 17: 26
From one man he made every nation of men,
that they should inhabit the whole earth;
and he determined the times set for them
and the exact places where they should live.
3. Know God and be STRONG in Him
Dan 11: 32 (NKJV)
Those who do wickedly against the covenant
he shall corrupt with flattery;
but the people who know their God
shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.
4. Seek God’s STRATEGY to reach our goals
2 Sam 5: 18 – 19 ; 22 – 23
18 Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the
Valley of Rephaim;
19 so David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I go and attack
the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?”
The LORD answered him, “Go, for I will surely hand the
Philistines over to you.”
22 Once more the Philistines came up and spread out in
the Valley of Rephaim;
23 so David inquired of the LORD, and he answered, “Do
not go straight up, but circle around behind them and
attack them in front of the balsam trees.