Jul 20, 2014
Awareness of God, Pt. 1 (Matthew 6:19-24)
We want to take a few minutes this morning to honor some special members of our church family—our graduates. Graduating from high school is one of the most important passages of life, at least in our culture. It’s not just the finishing of secondary school, but it marks a transition into independence, adulthood, and making many life-changing decisions. Whether you choose to jump into the workforce, join the military, or go off to college—your life, and the life of your family, will never be the same again. It’s exciting to be finished with something that has been a part of your life for several years, but equally exciting to face the future with all its possibilities.
I graduated from high school a long time ago, but it truly does feel like just yesterday. In fact, this year marks forty years since I graduated from Harding—ouch! I knew when I walked through the graduation line to get my high school diploma that I was going to be a preacher of the Gospel. I’d already been accepted to Harding, and I was anxious to start those Bible classes. So, by graduation day, some of the most important decisions of my life were already made, and within two days of my Harding experience starting, I’d already met the girl God wanted me to spend my life with—though it took another year and a half for us to connect.
Choices! They can be blessings we look back on and cherish, or they can be curses we look back on and say, “What was I thinking?” And they never stop coming. Life is full of choices! BUT—what our new graduates need to understand—all of us for that matter—making the right choices at the beginning of life is something you will never regret. It’s hard because it requires wisdom and self-control. It means seeing beyond what may “feel good” for the moment and choosing what will be rewarded in the long run. Bottom line? Choose God now! Choose His priorities now!
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