Summary: Hardships are not sent by mean destiny and fate to destroy you. This is but a challenge to open new opportunities before you.
Accept the challenge?
WHY AM I IN THIS VALLEY? THIS TOO SHALL PASS...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
YOU MAY HAVE TO DO THIS IN TWO PARTS, OR MOVE QUICKLY.
I use a series of metal bowls, starting the small and increase to larger bowls... we sing: HERE’S MY CUP LORD, I LIFT IT UP, the next person has a bigger cup and then a bigger until it is huge.
Ephes. 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
I. MAN’S ABILITY TO RECEIVE THE MIRACLE CAN DEFINE WHAT THE MIRACLE
BRINGS. THIS VALLEY IS NOT AN ACCIDENT. THIS VALLEY DID NOT CATCH
GOD BY SURPRISE.
A. We seem to be satisfied to build churches on man’s abilities and super programs. Our Father has bigger plans than a man can dream or think... for His Church. The Father’s plans for the Church is glorious and without spot or wrinkle.
Perhaps our eyes cannot see the Father’s Church with our limited natural vision. THERE IS MORE THAN THIS!
B. REMEMBER THE BATTLE IS NOT YOURS --- STAND STILL AND SEE...
2 Chron. 20:25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.
C. Perhaps our eyes cannot see the Father’s Church with our limited natural vision.
D. MAN’S VISION MIGHT HOPE TO FEED 5,000 --- JESUS’ PLAN FILLED 12 BASKETS.
My opinion was if there had been more baskets there would have been more food?
Matthew 14:20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
E. THEY CAUGHT ONLY THE FISH THEY WERE CAPABLE OF LANDING AND NOT
Luke 5:7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
THERE IS MORE THAN THIS!
F. I COME TO THIS VALLEY WITH A MEASURING TOOL.
METE: to give out by measure to give appropriate portion.
Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge: ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Luke 6:38 Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom.
For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be given to you again.
II. WHY CAN’T WE SEE GOD IS IN CONTROL AND THIS VALLEY IS A TEACHING
TOOL? SOME ARE CONTENT TO REACH FOR THE MUD PUDDLE INSTEAD OF AIMING FOR THE STARS ...
A. We have too many Christians listening to the barking dogs...
IF THE MOON LISTENED TO THE BARKING DOGS IT WOULD QUIT SHINING.
THERE IS MORE THAN THIS!
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth he law, happy is he.
B. When will we accept God has more planned for us... ?
III. WHY ARE WE WALKING THROUGH DARK VALLEYS