Summary: We study Divine Possibilities, are we willing to kill our sacred cows as a sacrifice to release the move of God? We can stay the same and expect things differently?
#11--- DIVINE POSSIBILITIES: KILL THE SACRED COW?
LEAVING YOUR COMFORT ZONE?
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;
11. KILL THE SACRED COW? Leaving your comfort zone
We are in part 11 of a 12 part series, Divine Possibilities.
God has a plan for you. You must not fall into the trap of sameness.
The older we get the more comfortable we tend to be with just staying the same, or gradual drifting. God’s plan requires effort and persistence to continue and to keep trying until we find the solution.
God has trusted into your hands Divine Possibilities, that is stepping into a new domain and releasing God’s greater plan for you and yours.
We are in the series of Divine Possibilities. God has a place near His heart for you.
We approach God’s throne humbly but boldly as His children.
The closer we walk to the Father the better we will know Him. It is a very important point for those that follow Jesus to come close to Him.
Today we seldom reach above our potential and accept there is more, there is the realm of Divine Possibilities!
We must speak to this spiritual realm and reach for God’s plan.
The closer we are to God and His son Jesus the better we can hear Him.
I. LEARN FROM THE ANTS! BE BUSY!
Proverbs 6: 6. Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
7. Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler.
8. Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
9. How long will thou sleep, O sluggard? When will thou arise out of thy sleep?
10. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little of the folding of the hands to go to
A. When I graduated from college, I asked Linda for an ANT FARM.
We bought Uncle Milton’s Ant Farm, and mailed in the certificate for our ants to come.
Several weeks later, Uncle Milton sent us two little bottles of ants.
We put them in the refrigerator for a few minutes, then when they were inactive,we poured the little ants into the ant farm.
B. We loved watching the ants as they were always busy doing something. They built tunnels through out the ant farm. They stored food in one tunnel, they had a room where they buried the dead.
C. We came in from church one night and we were watching the ants. They had a whole system of tunnels and rooms built. Linda flipped her finger and shook the whole ant farm, all the tunnels and rooms
were caving in, she continued until all caved in.
D. I asked her, WHY DID YOU DO THAT?
Linda replied, I WANTED TO SEE WHAT THEY WOULD DO?
The ants all ran to the top of the ant farm and stood there shaking.
When everything calmed down, they stood together in a ball of ants. They stood there for a while.
F. Then one lone ant walked away from the safety of the group.
The lonely ant picked up a grain of sand and carried it to the other side. He made another load, and another load, and all the other ants just stood
G. After many loads another ant broke off the group and started helping him carry the sand. They started shaking with excitement.
They worked for awhile, and finally another ant and another ant joined in and before long all the ants were very busy carrying sand.
H. When we got up the next morning there were some new tunnels and rooms, the little ants worked all night. Their work was ever so small, but together
the small ants doing their small work accomplished their little town.
I. I later read, when one ant gets excited about working, he starts shaking, and he gives off a sweet smell that the other ants smell. They get excited,
and the whole ant farm unites behind one worker.
J. The worker is not a BOSS, the worker is an example, a path maker, and the others just follow with joy.
K. WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IN THE CHURCH IF ONE WORKER GOT EXCITED?
I think others would to.
II. WE MUST HAVE CONFIDENCE IN GOD’S PLAN AND THAT GOD
REWARDS THOSE THAT DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM!
A. Read this verse:
Philipians 4:18. But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you AN ODOR OF A SWEET SMELL, A SACRIFICE ACCEPTABLE, WELLPLEASING TO GOD!