Delaying Gratification

September 23, 2018 - Bible Text:

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The fourth sermon in our series; "Healthy Habits"

This week's scripture: Matthew 16:13-26

Week 1: Practice Perseverance
In trying times, remember God is always with you, and dwell on the moments you have witnessed God working in your life.

Week 2: Live out your values
Draw close to Jesus, and like the great teacher He is, He will draw out of you the life of values God desires for you. Know yourself; Know God; don'y pay attention to other's advice over God's will.

Week 3: Save, save, save
Make as much as you can, save as much as you can, so that you can give as much as you can. - Wesley
Where your treasure is, there your heart will be! - Jesus
Wealth is not bad, but the pursuit of wealth over the pursuit of God is.

Week 4: Delay Gratification
Jesus said, deny yourself and pick up your cross. You might say, that doesn't sound fun. Up to this point, we have been building on the concept of healthy habits for living a fulfilled life. I would suggest that the keys to delaying gratification lie in the prior weeks. To delay gratification one must have the ability to obtain gratification in the first place. Second, one must know and appreciate God's values enough to put them before oneself. Last, you must be willing to be patient and wait for God's go-ahead. Often, the difference between practicing perseverance and delaying gratification is circumstance versus choice. When we practice perseverance it is usually in regard to a situation that happens to us, whereas delaying gratification is making a conscientious choice to not allow something we could have for something God has for us.

Preacher: Joe Tiedemann | Series: Healthy Habits

The fourth sermon in our series; “Healthy Habits”
This week’s scripture: Matthew 16:13-26
Week 1: Practice Perseverance
In trying times, remember God is always with you, and dwell on the moments you have witnessed God working in your life.
Week 2: Live out your values
Draw close to Jesus, and like the great teacher He is, He will draw out of you the life of values God desires for you. Know yourself; Know God; don’y pay attention to other’s advice over God’s will.
Week 3: Save, save, save
Make as much as you can, save as much as you can, so that you can give as much as you can. – Wesley
Where your treasure is, there your heart will be! – Jesus
Wealth is not bad, but the pursuit of wealth over the pursuit of God is.
Week 4: Delay Gratification
Jesus said, deny yourself and pick up your cross. You might say, that doesn’t sound fun. Up to this point, we have been building on the concept of healthy habits for living a fulfilled life. I would suggest that the keys to delaying gratification lie in the prior weeks. To delay gratification one must have the ability to obtain gratification in the first place. Second, one must know and appreciate God’s values enough to put them before oneself. Last, you must be willing to be patient and wait for God’s go-ahead. Often, the difference between practicing perseverance and delaying gratification is circumstance versus choice. When we practice perseverance it is usually in regard to a situation that happens to us, whereas delaying gratification is making a conscientious choice to not allow something we could have for something God has for us.