Seize the Day

Series: James

Seize the Day

July 07, 2024 | Geoffrey Turner

Geoffrey Turner challenges us to look carefully at how we are walking and to seize the day. When the apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians, he told them to “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-17. We don’t want to look up and wonder where the time went, wondering how we spent it. James 4:13-17 navigates the truth that time is fleeting and we’re to seize the day. We shouldn’t get caught up in looking into the future, as tomorrow is not promised to us. James explores us to shift our perspective, asking us to think about eternity. When we do so, our past and future are just a vapor. Rather than looking at our days with responsibility, we should look at them as opportunities for Kingdom work. If we are seeking first the Kingdom, God will provide for our needs, we don’t need to be anxious or worry about anything. When we keep our eyes and minds on eternity, it changes the way we live in the here and now, because everything we do matters in eternity.

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Seize the Day

Text: James 4:13-17

The truth for many of us is that we fail to       because we struggle to   the value of   Ephesians 5:15-17

If we live on   we will never truly     of the   in front of us.

Time is     the  

Life would look so different if we knew our   from   but we don’t. Matthew 6:25, 31-33

Focus on...  2 Peter 3:11-13

When we keep our eyes and minds on   it changes the way we live in the   and now.

Focus on...  is in   Proverbs 16:9, Psalm 139:16

The Lord’s will is not an   it is the     for everything in our life.

Focus on...not   for   Matthew 6:14-15

Focus on...not   for   John 3:16

Focus on...not   for   Matthew 5:23-24

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