One Thing for 2014

One Thing for 2014

Sunday, December 29, 2013, River Oaks’ was challenged by Dustin Kaehr, one of our Elders. Dustin spoke from Nehemiah 6:1-4, where Nehemiah was rebuilding the wall and could not come down because he was “doing a great work.”

When applying Nehemiah’s leadership example to our own lives, we were asked:

  1. What is your great work? What is your purpose—and don’t confuse purpose with priorities? (Ps. 138:8, Romans 8:28, Col. 1:9-10, 2 Thes. 1:11-12) Our priorities are how we fulfill our purpose of bringing glory to God and pointing those around us to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
  2. What is your “one thing?” What is pulling you down off of your wall?

Four things to know to stay on the wall and deal with that One Thing:

  1. Pay attention to it! (1 Peter 1:13, 1 Peter 5:8, Prov. 5:22-23)
  2. Confess it! (Psalm 32:5, 1 John 1:9, Romans 6:11)
  3. Find support for it! (Prov. 12:15)
  4. Chase Him who overcame IT! (John 16:33, Hebrews 4:15-16)

Remember: There is a great reward today, and in heaven, for completing the sections of the wall that God has you working on. Stay on your wall!


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