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If we had found the parts at a TRUCK PARTS PLACE THEY WOULD HAVE RAN OVER $350.00, AND WHILE I WAS FRUSTRATED AND ANGRY AND WET,
GOD LEAD US TO A KIND OLD MAN WITH THE PARTS WE NEEDED JUST LIKE WE HAD SPECIAL ORDERED THEM.
We got lost several times returning to the bus. A sinner man with us saw God work, and we returned to the bus, jacked it up, the men did the repairs and I stood and praised God. The roads we traveled that
day seemed aimless and hopeless, but there was a Big God leading us all the way. A few years later that sinner man came to know Jesus as his Savior, and when I see him he tells me, HOW GOD LEAD US THAT COLD WET DAY!
A. WHAT IS A ROAD?
A path or way with a prepared surface.
The way one goes or route.
Anchorage near the shore.
Traveling or touring.
To move, flow, or extend.
To follow in footsteps.
A mark left behind.
A course to follow.
C. Years ago I was watching a hunter follow his coon dog.
The dog paused and sniffed every where.
I said, Sure looks like you have a good hunting dog.
The man said: NO, THIS DOG WILL NEVER BE WORTH HIS WEIGHT IN SALT! HE SAID THE DOG CAN NOT FOLLOW ANY ONE TRAIL, HE RUNS OFF ON EVERY SCENT HE SMELLS.
II. WE ARE TRAVELING A TRAIL TODAY!
DAVID WAS ANOINTED OF GOD, YET HE HAD A STRANGE AND TWISTED JOURNEY. MANY OF DAVIDíS ROADS MADE LITTLE SENSE TO DAVIDíS EMOTIONS. YET THIS TRAIL WAS PLANNED BY GOD. MEET: ACHISH --- (Aí chish)
A. RUTH MARRIED BOAZ.
BOAZ HAD A SON NAMED OBED.
OBED HAD A SON NAMED JESSIE.
DAVID WAS THE EIGHTH SON OF JESSIE.
B. Davidís journey seemed aimless and forgotten at times.
David faced a BIG BEAR one day.
Another day David faced a MEAN LION...
WAS THIS ACCIDENTAL? Or did God have a plan?
THESE ROADS ARE FROM GOD!
C. One day David was out in the field --- Samuel came to visit Jessie, --- Jessie forgot David out in the field. Samuel says: DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER SON?
D. DAVID FACED MANY ROADS.
David has been running for his life. King Saul is out to destroy David.
E. IN THIS PROCESS OF TIME AND TRAVEL DAVID LEARNED TO TRUST THE DIVINE PLAN.
1 Samuel 27:10 And Achish said, Whither have ye made a road to day? And David said, Against the south of Judah, and against the south of the Jerahmeelites, and against the south of the Kenites.
F. DAVID HAS BEEN RUNNING, HIDING AND RUNNING.
At Gath the JOURNEY GETS SERIOUS.
G. David finds DIVINE FAVOR FROM ACHISH.
Achish knows there is something special about David.
The road lead David and Achish together.
H. Achish gives David: ZIGLAG.
GODíS ROAD LEADS THROUGH HERE.
III. THERE IS A DAMASCUS ROAD WHERE GOD REVEALS HIS LIGHT! SPIRITUAL AWAKENING! BECOME A NEW MAN!
A. Damascus is a city in Syria.
It is known as the PEARL CITY.
B. Damascus is a very fertile oasis.
C. THERE IS A FAMOUS STREET THERE CALLED STRAIGHT.
It was 50 to 52 feet wide.
Acts 9:11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
Acts 26:13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed
with me. 14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying
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