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Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing! 

Matthew 6:33 (AMP)
33But seek ( aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness ( His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

(NLT)

33and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.


Acts 13:22 (CEV)
22Later, God removed Saul and let David rule in his place. God said about him, "David the son of Jesse is the kind of person who pleases me most! He does everything I want him to do."


Luke 6:37-38 (MSG)
37"Don't pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults--unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don't condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. Be easy on people; you'll find life a lot easier. 38Give away your life; you'll find life given back, but not merely given back--given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity."


I was in the Mall the other day and I noticed Christmas decorations in some of the stores. As we enter into the Holiday season the stores seem to get busier and busier. Women focused on finding the perfect gift, Men focused on finding any gift. As they race down Arsenal at 3 MPH focused on getting from Wal-mart to TJ MAX and then back to the Mall for a last minute gift idea, and yeah lets stop at the food court for a bite to eat. Than back to the car racing down Arsenal St. you pass by Price Chopper, slam on the brakes…        

IN OUR DAILY LIVES, we get busy,- busy shopping,- busy working, busy taking care of the kids,- busy serving in ministry, busy, busy, busy!   We lose our focus,

Luke 10:38-42 (MSG)
38As they continued their travel, Jesus entered a village. A woman by the name of Martha welcomed him and made him feel quite at home. 39She had a sister, Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every word he said. 40But Martha was pulled away by all she had to do in the kitchen. Later, she stepped in, interrupting them. "Master, don't you care that my sister has abandoned the kitchen to me? Tell her to lend me a hand."
41The Master said, "Martha, dear Martha, you're fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. 42One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it--it's the main course, and won't be taken from her."

Martha forgot the main thing.
The Main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

By the way what is the main thing?




DON’T FORGET HEAVEN! BY Wade Martin Hughes

Today, be reminded of something very important...
Don’t forget heaven.
You are busy, the journey has been long,
You are so very tired.
Lack of sleep and terrible dreams rob your rest,
Not all share your vision, with great enthusiasm & respect...
But don’t forget heaven.
Trials and tribulations press on every side,
Dark clouds virtually hide God’s plan from view....
Don’t forget heaven.
Sickness and pain and hurt, leave a seemly endless trail of tears.
You are not over the last wound, and you are wounded again....
Don’t forget heaven.
You feel like a failure and feel no one sees your kind deeds.
The trophy case is empty, the letters of recognition few,
At times you almost doubt your call....
Don’t forget heaven.
The money is not there, the budget looks bleak.
Debt grows, pressure builds...
Don’t forget heaven.
You can’t remember the last time there was a word of encouragement,
The medicine of laughter has been stolen from your heart,
Joy seems so elusive ...
Don’t forget heaven.
Loneliness smothers your breath of life,
Separation by death has taken a voice of support & wisdom,
Time has removed a friend.
Misunderstanding & rejection has brought a sense of loss ...
Don’t forget heaven.
Bars of bone imprison my soul and spirit,
When will I ever be free?
Don’t forget heaven.
Don’t forget heaven...
Our home is ahead, prepared by the Master.
A few more tears, a few more valleys,
A few more trudging uphill climbs,
See, Look there, the lights of HOME beckon for me....
Don’t forget heaven.
I am not going down,
My eyes peer over yon’ eastern hill,
The angel practices his "REUNION REVEILLE,"
The stable prepares the white horse.
My groom, my love makes ready.
The invitation has arrived,
"Come for all things all now ready!"
Friend, DON’T FORGET HEAVEN.
WE ARE ALMOST HOME.
DON’T FORGET HEAVEN!
Let’s meet at Jesus’ feet



The same time that separates us, will one day bring us together forever, until then we must ---

#1) forgive, Luke 6:37b (NIV) 37_____Forgive, and you will be forgiven.  ---- then be--- #2) faithful no matter what, Philippians 1:27b (NIV) 27Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.   ---- #3) we must keep the faith,

 Isaiah 26:2-3 (NLT)
2 Open the gates to all who are righteous; allow the faithful to enter.
3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you!

Faith is an action word, not a reaction.
As I look out here tonight I see many friends You are special, you are unique. “Someone said that friends are the flowers of life.” Each one different, each one beautiful in their own way.
I thank God for friends. But I must remember!
The Main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
By the way what is the main thing? Do you know? Has life stolen your dream?

It is very easy to lose your dream. Our enemy is trying or has stolen your dream. To be too honest, the enemy is trying to steal your dreaming ability.

We need to keep our dreaming ability. No one else can take your dream, Dreams are sold for bitterness, unforgiveness, and for BIG DISAPPOINTMENTS. The biggest disappointments never come from others but when we choose to become disappointed we sell our dreams!

We need to let go and let God !
God can? I ask you can God? Can God? or God can! It is up to you!
See, what God needs to do in you --- we must trust that all that has happened is part of a plan and a purpose.

We celebrate in our life’s, and thank God for all the precious memories.
The reason we get so down is, we are focusing on failures and negative circumstance.
My friends, we must let God! How do we let God?
We trust HIM, God does not throw away the clay, God wants to remold us and our dreams.

The Main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
By the way what is the main thing?

Do you know what the saddest words ever spoken were?

WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN?
If I hadn’t lost sight of my dream “What might have been”?


If only I had listened to God     “What might have been”?


Then I found out that my life has a purpose! God restored my dreams, and he can restore yours too!

You say I’ve failed! So what? Listen to what God said.

Acts 13:22b (NIV)
 'I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.'

David failed miserably and is listed in the Bible as a man after God’s own heart. 
 
The thing is when you blow it turn to God in repentance and He’ll

Turn to you and say “I have found__________ a man/ woman after my own heart;


The Main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. By the way what is the main thing?
Do you feel alone? Is your heart broken? Have others made bad choices, and then you get the blame?
Do you have a FIX IT MENTALITY? 


As I close here are some points to ponder
 I am learning these things.....

1) Nothing is as bad as it first appears. SO GET UP AND TRY AGAIN.

2) Good comes out of evil, I HAVE READ THE END OF THE BOOK THE ENEMY DOES NOT WIN.

3) Nothing can happen to you today that God can’t handle, QUIT ACTING LIKE AN ORPHAN.

4) The good news is the bad news is not true, SO WHY EVEN THINK ON THE BAD?


5) Time is a tonic, IF YOU REFUSE ANGER AND BITTERNESS, GOD WILL TAKE TIME AND BRING HIS PLAN TO PASS ROM 8:28 28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

6) You deserve what you tolerate, you are a product of your own choices. CHOOSE LIFE AND WHOLENESS.

7) Life is a mirror, YOUR ATTITUDES COME OUT WHERE EVER YOU ARE.

8) It is not what happens to you that matters, it is what happens in you, THAT IS WHY YOU NEED THE BIBLE.

9) Problems neither make you strong or weak, they just show which you are, QUIT BLAMING OTHERS, YOU PLUS GOD ARE THE SOLUTION.

10) Tribulation is a test tube, YOU WILL GROW TALL STANDING IN MANURE.

11) It takes more faith to get out of the boat, than it does to stay seated? Yet the world will talk about the man that
dares to try, THEY WILL TALK ANYWAY, SO TRY HARDER.

12) Bury the past or it will bury you, BITTERNESS IS A CANCER.

13) You can if you want to .... DO YOU WANT TO..?

14) What you love you will find time for.... WHY NOT FIND MORE TIME FOR OTHERS AND GOD?

15) Trouble and sorrow and life are only temporary, THERE IS A TIME TO QUIT CRYING AND START LAUGHING, I’ll cry if I want too is not smart.

16) If you hate stink, keep your garbage can clean, HIDDEN SIN DESTROYS GOOD MEN AND WOMEN.

17) Do not entertain doom and gloom, GOD DELIVERS UNLESS YOU WANT TO STAY IN THE SEPTIC TANK.



JOHN 14: 1-4 1"Don't be troubled. You trust God, now trust in me. 2There are many rooms in my Father's home, and I am going to prepare a place for you. If this were not so, I would tell you plainly. 3When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.  
ASK GOD TO RESTORE YOUR DREAMING ABILITY, IF THIS DREAM FAILS, LETS US DREAM AGAIN.
IT IS HIGH TIME TO GET UP AND TRY AGAIN. YOU AGREE?

The Main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. By the way what is the main thing?
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