Ordinary To Extraordinary

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The disciples lives were well lived, yours can be also.  “How your life can make a huge difference”

God responds to us in our “needs” not our “wants.”

We must follow Jesus…(Matthew 4:19-22) Can I leave everything I know and have to follow Him? I can’t live an extraordinary life apart from Him.

Jesus called out to them, “Come, be My disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people. And they left their nets at once and went with Him. A little farther up the shore He saw two other brothers, Hames and John, sitting in a boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He called them to come too. They immediately followed Him, leaving their boat and their father behind.

We should experience exciting times…(Matthew 8:28-34) Satan robs us of sanity and self-control, fills us with fears, robs us of our joys of home and friends and (if possible) condemns us of judgment. Christ comes to us in our storms (grace), and delivers us by the power of His Word and restores us to sanity, society and service. And our service must begin at home! We all need peace, and Jesus provides that peace. He brought peace to these mens lives and to the community where, for a long time, they had been causing trouble.

We will experience difficult times…(Matthew 8:23-27) Why am I fearful and afraid? O ye of little faith. God owns everything (Psalm 50:10-11) and He can do with it as He pleases. The Lord has made all for Himself, yes, even the wicked for the day of evil. (Proverbs 14:4) He will calm the storms.

We will learn along the way…(Matthew 4:23-25) Jesus traveled throughout Galilee teaching in the synagogues, preaching everywhere the Good News about the Kingdom…News about Him spread far beyond the borders of Galilee…Large crowds followed Him everywhere He went.

We must obey His instructions …(Matthew 21:1-3) To get from ordinary to extraordinary. There is a great need today for faithful disciples, believers who will learn from Christ and live for Him. Convience is often at odds with obedience.

We will be rewarded…(Matthew 10:42) And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of My followers, you will surely be rewarded. God sends us out to serve people. That’s a life well lived and it shall be rewarded.

Pursuing a life well lived…(Matthew 10:1-10) We need to step out of our convience to experience what God has for our lives. We are so use to excuses because we like convience.

Replace convience with obedience. We know what to do but it’s not convient. Jesus replied, Yea rather, blessed are all who hear the Word of God and keep it. (Luke 11:28), Jesus said, If you love Me, obey My commandments. (John 14:15), For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments, and His commandments are not grievous. (1John 5:3) Follow instructions, it is not about me!

Fear stops people from following (obeying) Jesus.

Put yourself in scary situations. We seem to always excuse ourselves. People are so stressed and don’t know how to deal with life . Those who trust Christ as Savior are alive spiritually. Represent the King and extend His work. We have been given power and authority from Christ to perform miracles. Believe you can make a difference. Discouragement and failure come to make us believe we can make a difference!

Your defination of “a life well lived” may need to be transformed by the One who has far better plans in store for you.

What are you afraid of that keeps you from letting go and letting God take control? He will help you overcome hurts, burdens, fears, convience and doubts so you can be all He wants you to be.

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