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Today we are going to talk about, The importance of back up.
Revelation 21:1-2 (ESV) talks about The New Heaven and the New Earth
21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
It is important to practice and discuss our faith with other Christians.
I remember when I was at school, at football training we used to have another team, often our reserves play and train against us to simulate a real game and to practice planned plays.
This visualisation and practice ensured we knew exactly what to do on game day.
Visualisation increases our chances of success, not just in sport but in any part of life.
If we cant see ourselves succeeding as employees or employers, leaders, parents, and husbands or wives.
We won’t have any confidence in those roles and be able to do them anywhere near our full potential.
But if we can see ourselves fulfilling our responsibilities effectively, achieving our goals, and being able to relate to others in a healthy way, we are much more likely to have the vision and confidence to play our part.
We are able to accomplish what we see.
God gives us a lot of pictures in the Bible, visions of who we are to become and what His Kingdom is like.
The passage from revelation today, is encouraging because it shows us our future with God, forever as a member of His family.
If we can see our tomorrow and know and understand how good it is, we can live in confidence today.
We will have the courage to face anything when we know what is waiting for us on the other side of our challenges.
Think of life as practice and the visions and the instructions from the Bible as the back up team, the reserves.
Words can only tell us so much, the reality is the real game will look a little different for all of us.
But like the back up team at training, the Bible’s description of the future gives us and our families an idea of where we are headed and what it will be like when we get there.
We can know that God is standing there with open arms waiting for us.
And if we can see that future, we will have a better idea of how to prepare for it, and much more confidence in how we approach it and the work we do for the Lord.
Understanding our future will give us the courage to face anything that comes along today.
Until Tomorrow
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The importance of back up
I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word.
When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer.
Theres nothing thats too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!
You’re important to God, and you’re important to us at www.refinerylife.org
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