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Summary: Patience and Waiting are dirty words today in the church because it is associated with troubles and tribulations. God wants His people to have patience and be entire.

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#1 THE GREAT LESSON? WAITING/ PATIENECE

This is part #1

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr, Kyfingers@aol.com

1. Waiting and Patience -- the dirty words? ; 2. Habakkuk’s Waiting Room; 3. Danger of waiting and spiritual rust; 4. The five levels of waiting; 5. Waiting with Joy and gladness 6. Long waits and sudden answers; 7. TEPID WAITING; 8. Waiting with a fire in my bones!

1. PAUL HAD MANY GOOD INSTINCTS, BUT SOME LESSONS WERE LEARNED...

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want; for I have learned,in whatsoever state I am, there with to be content!

2. PAUL LEARNED BY THORNS?

Paul had some kind of thorn in the flesh? We do

not know what Paul’s thorn was? We don’t need to

know.

The lesson is not the cause and identity of thorns,

but what to do when thorns seem to infest and hurt.

He prayed for it to be removed... at least three

serious earnest seasons of prayer for removal....

2 Corththians 12:8 For this thing I besought the

Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

9. And Jesus said unto me: MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT

FOR THEE; FOR MY STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT

IN WEAKNESS. Most gladly therefore will I rather

glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ

may rest upon me.

PAUL LEARNED TO MAKE THE BEST OUT OF BAD SITUATIONS.

Sometimes the worse thing that can ever

happen to us, could be the best thing that ever

happened!

3. THERE ARE SOME POWERFUL LESSONS TO LEARN, AND WAITING AND PATIENCE IS ONE OF THOSE

GREAT LESSONS!

Isaiah 40: 31 They THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD...

4. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INSTINCT AND LEARN?

A. INSTINCT:

NATURAL OR INHERENT APTITUDE, IMPULSE, OR CAPACITY.

A largely inheritable trait. Natural talent.

No one ever took a baby to class to learn how to

breathe, suck, to have a bowel movement, this is

just natural behavior.

No one ever sent a BEE to flying school? He just

flies.

No one ever taught the bee how to make honey? It is

a natural instinct and if a bee has the opportunity,

it will make honey.

B. LEARN:

To gain knowledge, skill, or understanding by STUDY,

INSTRUCTION, OR EXPERIENCE. ---

memorize --- to come to realize or to know.

Years ago we had a friend that was a super skilled

musician. They had purchased an ACCORDION, at a yard

sale.

The man learned how to play the accordion very

skillfully. He had never seen an accordion played.

He learned to play the instrument upside down,

backwards. He never knew any better for several

years.

By the time he learned his mistake, he was so

skilled at playing the accordion upside down, he

just continued to play

the instrument upside-down and backwards.

A good teacher would have started the student with a

lesson on the correct pattern.

5. IT CAN BE VERY HARD TO UNLEARN SOMETHING!

I taught school in Virginia, the sixth and seventh

grades.

I had a very sweet girl named April Witt. In English

we had worked all year on the words: learn and

taught.

I taught them --- no one could learn for another, if

someone instructed you --- they taught you.

I had covered this many times in the school year.

The last day of school, I had the students write me

a personal note about the year. They could write


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