Forecasting your Future

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Forecasting your Future

  1. 1. God Company Sri Lanka godcompanysl@yahoo.com Website: http://www.slideshare.net/Thornmd/presentat ions
  2. 2. “The first rule of forecasting is that the unforeseen keeps making the future unforeseeable.” Living in the 21st Century, it goes against our grain to accept this statement…
  3. 3. Because you ask yourself… With all the available Technology, Super Computers, Scientists and Professors… surely can’t WE forecast the future…?
  4. 4. But you know what…? With all the available knowledge , technology learning and high end academics, we still cannot accurately predict our future! The 2008 Financial meltdown and the untold misery caused to millions and the Trillions of monies lost worldwide A good example…
  5. 5. 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4 : 13
  6. 6. 14 “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.” James 4 How much do we know? IS IT NOT SO TRUE…?
  7. 7. “You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” (James 4 cont…) But as Christians we are expected to make “the mist” - which is our life - be a light to the world before it vanishes… “…What is your life”?
  8. 8. James 4 Cont… 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” How many Christians in today’s world have the DEGREE OF FAITH to submit themselves to Gods will…? Did you know that Faith can actually change your future…?
  9. 9. Or at least wholeheartedly commit the day unto the Lord to fulfill whatever plan that He has for you… Or…on the contrary do you ask Jesus to support you on whatever plan that you have…? Most often it’s the latter. We do things our way and sometimes get stuck… Only then does Jesus come in to the picture… and He is expected to solve the issue…!
  10. 10. It all depends on the amount of FAITH THAT YOU HAVE in Jesus as a Christian…a Christ follower. IF YOU HAVE FAITH IN HIS POWER then you would want to commit “everything that you do every day” to Jesus to obtain His blessing… . As Christians do we acknowledge Jesus in everything we do…?
  11. 11. …and make Him an integral part of what you should do in your life as a Christian . By doing so we have the possibility to influence the outcome of our Future - through the Faith that we have in Jesus.
  12. 12. In Jesus’ life we can study the importance that He placed on Faith… Matthew 8 : 26 He replied, “You of little FAITH, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. Jesus rebuked His disciples for not having sufficient FAITH IN HIS POWER to protect them.
  13. 13. Importance of Faith… Matthew 14 : 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “YOU OF LITTLE FAITH,” he said, “why did you doubt?” Jesus rebuked Peter for having lost FAITH IN HIS POWER to protect them.
  14. 14. Importance of Faith cont… Mark 16: 14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their LACK OF FAITH and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen. Jesus rebukes His Disciples for not having FAITH in Him that He had risen from the dead - even after telling them so many times!
  15. 15. In Jesus’ life we can also see many instances that Faith was a critical requirement… Mark 10: 52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your FAITH has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. Luke 7 20 Jesus said to the woman, “Your FAITH has saved you; go in peace.” Matthew 9 29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your FAITH let it be done to you”;
  16. 16. If what one asks is absolutely “selfless” and we ask in Faith… then we have an assurance that we will receive it. There are much more recorded instances in Jesus’ life where we see the importance that He Placed on Faith. As son of God Jesus has no capacity to say anything that is untrue. It is just our unfortunate inability to muster absolute Faith in what Jesus has said in His word.
  17. 17. Mark 11 22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and DOES NOT DOUBT IN THEIR HEART BUT BELIEVES that what they say will happen, IT WILL BE DONE FOR THEM. We also have some great advise from Jesus…
  18. 18. Mark 11 Cont… 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” …and we also have an assurance from Him with one important condition….
  19. 19. Thank you God Company Sri Lanka Email; godcompanysl@yahoo.com Website: slideshare.net/thonmd/presentations
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