Look Where You're Going
by Tom Harrison
Time flies but the good news is—we are pilots. We determine how we will live. Now is the best time to make changes. We don’t have to live the same year for 80 years and call it a life. We can develop, grow, and improve.
In addition to “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” I like the book “Atomic Habits.” An atom is tiny, but wise people do not discredit or minimize the power of small things. Harnessing the power of the atom ushered in an entirely new age in the history of humankind.
While major events happen, most of life is lived in daily, ordinary routines. What we say, do, and think in these moments will determine how we respond to major events. We are patterned, grooved, and habituated into certain behaviors. Jesus did not overlook what was small and seemingly insignificant. Faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains.
The Old Testament has 39 books: 17 books of history; 17 books of prophecy; and only five books about the inner life. History (the past) and prophecy (the future) often have little to do with the inner life (present). The New Testament has 27 books: Five books are historical, one is prophetic, and the other 21 are about the inner life. The ratio of 21-5-1 explains why we prefer the New Testament—it is far more relevant to us. And of course, the greatest reason is that the newer testimony is about Jesus. Jesus changes everything.
Our sermon text this week comes from one of the five Old Testament books of the inner life (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon are the others). We we’ll see how this connects us as followers of Jesus.
Monday: Ecclesiastes 7:8-13
Tuesday: Psalm 126
Wednesday: Matthew 7:24-27
Thursday: Luke 12:13-21
Friday: Luke 12:22-34
Saturday: Hebrews 12:1-2
Sunday: Ecclesiastes 7:8-13
See you Sunday,