Summary: Do you want cheese with your whine? Let us study the role of Determination, Importunity, and Persistence in are Christian walk.
#10 --- DIVINE POSSIBILITIES: DO YOU WANT CHEESE WITH YOUR WHINE? DETERMINATION/ IMPORTUNITY
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
We are studying Divine Possibilities:
1. Climb into God’s Envelope; 2. Accept the Mantle; 3. Starving at a feast; 4. Let God!
5. When an unforgiving preacher preaches forgiveness; 6. Rising above the Minimum; 7. Rising above the scars; 8. Every miracle starts with a problem! 9. Walking in Divine blessings.
10. Cheese with your whine? Importunity/Determination
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him: IF THOU CANST BELIEVE, all things all possible to him that believes.
24. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said WITH TEARS, Lord, I believe; HELP THOU MINE UNBELIEF.
MISPLACED VALUES? (Thanks Bruce Ball)
How smart can we get? I saw this on the news and a friend sent it to me via an email.
Did you see this on the news?
Computer games are enormously popular in South Korea, home to professional gamers who earn big money through sponsorships and television stations devoted to broadcasting matches. Hence, the following article appeared in the main Seoul Newspaper yesterday.
Korean Dies After Two Days of Computer Games
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
SEOUL, South Korea - A 28-year-old South Korean man died of exhaustion in an Internet cafe after playing computer games nonstop for 49 hours, South Korean police said Wednesday.
Lee, a resident in the southern city of Taegu who was identified only by his last name, collapsed Friday after having eaten minimally and not sleeping, refusing to leave his keyboard while he played the battle simulation game Starcraft.
Lee was quickly moved to a hospital but died after a few hours, due to what doctors are presuming was a heart attack, police said. Lee had been fired from his job last month because he kept missing work to play computer games, police said.
A. Do we know our potential? Do we realize there is in God a new dimension of faith that can reach beyond our ability?
B. Paul and Jan Crouch have reached beyond their human ability?
C. T. D. Jakes has reached far beyond what he could have by human means. Jakes went from foodstamps to one of the greatest speakers of this day. This was achieved by God not by man’s promotion.
D. Look at Billy Graham, a friend to the Presidents, Billy walked in Divine Possibilities.
II. WILL WE EVER KNOW THE MORE OF DIVINE POSSIBILITIES?
A. Have we reached into the realm of Divine Possibilities? I think not, we have dreamed, but our dreams are so small that we miss the potential of God.
You cannot let your size determine your dream!
B. I am told that if you put some kinds of fish into a very small bowl they will stay small all of their
life. If you place that same small fish in a huge pond that fish will grow to be large.
Your attitudes, your mind set, your faith will release growth or you will be forever a miniature Christian. It is up to you?
C. WILL WE RECOGNIZE THE NEED OF PERSISTENCE TO RELEASE GOD’S PLAN?
Is God’s possibility beyond our hope? Will we reach beyond here?
Faith can enlarge us beyond our limitations.
Sometimes our dreams and visions have not been accomplished so we quit dreaming and then
we allow our menial daily life to dictate to our dreaming ability. God does not want us to limit
our possibilities because we have tasted defeat.
Defeat and failure must not drive us to kill our dream’s ability. Dream again! Dream big!
There is a prophetic message: Blessed is he who expects nothing for he shall receive exactly
what he expected.
III. WILL WE BE IMPRISONED BY THE BARS OF BONE?
DO WE BELIEVE IN DIVINE POSSIBILITIES AND DREAM OF HIS RELEASE?
I often say there are three important questions every believer must ask.
A. Question #1: Can God do this for me?
This is the entry level of faith. We must accept God can, or we might as well join some social club.
B. Question #2: Can God (will God) do this for me?
Few learn to dwell here in their faith.
Many can believe that God can, but they are never sure if God will do this for me.
C. Question #3: When will God do this for me?
Wow, what a deep level of faith is required to believe God can, God can for me, God can for me today.
Can we walk to the fiery furnace and trust God while we are feeling the heat?
D. My spirit man cries loud, “GOD, I KNOW THERE IS MORE THAN THIS.”
I am very thankful for this, but can we all agree there is MORE?
E. SOME ONE HAS TO SEE THAT GOD KNOWS OUR CASE, AND GOD HAS A PLAN THAT WILL LOOSE A DIVINE POSSIBILITY, DELIVERANCE FOR US.