In this sermon outline we point out the need for waiting on the promises of God. Too many Christians today want 'Fast Food' answers. We are not willing to wait on the Lord God's timetable. It is not always what we want but His timetable is the best for us because He loves and cares about us so much so that He even numbers the hairs of our head.

Hebrews 11:1-6 (KJV) 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. 5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
A. We see that God's delay is not His denial.

II. Abraham waited until he was 100 years old.
Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
A. Abraham knew who had promised and what he was looking for.
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
1. Once again we see that God's delay is not His denial.

III. Moses waited 40 years for his calling.
Moses Heb 11:27 faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
A. Then 40 more in the wilderness.
B. We cannot wait a few hours for the answer.
1. We want fast food answers from God. Many miss the answer. How? (Heb 10:35 KJV) Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.
2. Once again we see that God's delay is not His denial.

IV. The faith chapter is the eleventh chapter of Hebrews.

39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: 40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
A. God has provided something better for us. The Lord Jesus Christ, a personal Saviour.
B. He is our intercessor, our advocate and mediator.

January of 1960 I was attending a conference in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota where as a young single evangelist I was planning my first overseas missionary
Michelle Biscoe
December 19, 2012
I think it is great that you think that you are not being denied by God. Only lets look at the consequences of delaying. if a women delays having a child, it becomes too late to try at all. therefore in this instance delaying this has become a denial from God. If anyone can explain why I might be wrong in this, please feel free. But I think as mortals time is precious to us, so the ''fast food'' approach is actually justified.