august 5, 2018

“Wherever we are, we aren’t really settled until we get to what is next.” – Jerry Seinfeld

Pack Your Bags is about how to prepare for next.


What’s “Next” for you?

·     Graduation

·     College

·     Wedding 

·     Baby

·     Another baby

·     New job/school

·     Empty nest

·     Retirement

Are there things you can do now to prepare for what’s next?


Along with everything else you pack for what’s next, you pack you!

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. – James 1:22 NIV

Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. – James 1:23-24 NIV


The seasons of our lives are connected.

But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it – not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it – they will be blessed in what they do. – James 1:25NIV


Being a doer now is preparation for being a doer later.

“Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him.” – Dr. Charles Stanley

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” – Matthew 7:24-25NIV


Doer now. Doer later.

What do you need to do?