Investments of the Heart Asking the Right Question 9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.
What does the Lord want me to invest Or invest in? • This is no sacrifice, here’s my Heart • Why: Is there a purpose? • How: Is their a right way? • When: Is there a correct time? • Where: Does the place matter? • Sowing. 2 Corinthians 9:8-11 • Parable of the Talents or Minas Luke 19
LWCC Vision Statement • To establish a healthy, family-oriented church community • that loves and obeys God with a passion • while reaching the local and global community through service and evangelism.
2 Corinthians 9:6-11 • 6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written: "He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever." 10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11 while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God
Luke 19 • 23 Why then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?' 24 And he said to those who stood by, 'Take the mina from him, and give it to him who has ten minas.' 25 (But they said to him, 'Master, he has ten minas.') 26 For I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.
Psalm 119:9-16 • 9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. • 10 With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! • 11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You! • 12 Blessed are You, O Lord! Teach me Your statutes!
13With my lips I have declared All the judgments of Your mouth. • 14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches. • 15 I will meditate on Your precepts, And have respect unto Your ways. • 16 I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
VS. 9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. • How! • What is the method of obtaining success? What Way? • Taking heed Proverbs 2
10 With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Whole Complete Sought Desired Not Wandering: George Mueller Commandments Appointment
11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You! I Myself, by an act of my will, I train myself Hidden, especially placed Treasured as silver and gold, great riches
12 Blessed are You, O Lord! Teach me Your statutes! • God is Good, • your worthiness causes my heart to desire you • And to be like you • Thus, I humble ASK you to teach me to be like you. Humility
VS. 13 With my lips I have declared All the judgments of Your mouth. My Lips: I speak of … Declare Your Judgments: your interventions, decision Your Mouth: The things you have spoken into existence or out of existence. Ex MCA
14 I have rejoiced in the way of Yourtestimonies, As much as in all riches. A Rejoicing Heart gladness of heart In the way God does things Testimonies: Of What God has done Comparison: as much as (or above) all Riches
15 I will meditate on Your precepts, And have respect unto Your ways. Meditate: chew the cud Precepts: entrustment from God, Deposits I give honor to those gifts, Ps. 16 “pleasant place” I accept them joyfully, not as burdens
16 I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word. • Delight Myself: We know how to do this. We have had plenty of practice. Do the same in spiritual things. • Statutes: Engraving, writing on our hearts • I will position myself to remember. “Lucy”