Summary: There is a special promise to those faithful in the little things. Little things could open the doors to greater things... This SMALL open door could be the opportunity to the heart of God.
CHOICES? THE HARVEST OF LITTLE BITS?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Revelation 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
CHOICES AND DECISION CAN COME WITH HIDDEN AGENDAS.
THE WEAPON OF THE DEADLY KISS.
Luke 22:47 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. 48 But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?
WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING?
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.
Matthew 7:1 (MSG) "Don't pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults—unless, of course, you want the same treatment. 2 That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging.
There was this small country village that had a struggling, small church. The church had five pastors in five years. The church search committee found a young preacher that had just finished his studies and wanted to pastor. The head deacon called and talked to the young man and invited him to come and speak at the small church.
The deacon had the weekend planned. So when the young preacher arrived on Friday he found that he was staying at the deacon’s house. 4 am the deacon told the preacher we are going fishing. So the deacon’s wife had breakfast ready and they ate breakfast and left for the lake.
The deacon was casting his very best lure line in very deep water and his hook got stuck on something. So the young preacher stood up and stepped out of the boat and started walking on the water until he got over the spot where the line was hung up. The young preacher bent over and pulled the line gently until the expensive lure was freed. Then the young preacher walked back and climbed back into the boat and they finished fishing.
That evening the deacon board had a private meeting after the service. The young man spoke that morning and his lesson was amazing. Seems the young people loved the candidate. The deacon board met after the service to discuss what the head deacon had discovered about the young preacher on the fishing trip
The old deacon said: We had a good morning until my lure became tangled in something and he got out of the boat and walked on the water over to my line.
The negative deacon said: THIS IS NOT OUR MAN, I DO NOT THINK HE CAN SWIM!
THERE ARE SOME OPPORTUNITIES BEFORE US.
WE MUST REALIZE OUR CHOICES CAN OPEN OR CLOSE DOORS BEFORE US.
Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
THE CHOICES ARE CLEAR. IF THERE IS NO CORN, THERE WILL BE NO BREAD.
RUTH LEARNS A LESSON ABOUT LITTLE BITS.
God’s plan can be found in some of the strangest places.
It was a day that JUDGES RULED IN ISRAEL. There were good times and there were bad times.
A little family moved from Israel to MOAB as hard times had befallen the nation.
They were a happy family.
NAOMI and her husband, ELIMELECH left Bethehem, Judah and lived among the MOABITES.
Naomi had two sons: MAHLON and CHILION.
NAOMI’S husband died, but she was still OK as the two sons would care for her.
Her sons married Moabite women: ORPAH and RUTH.
ABOUT TEN YEARS LATER, BOTH SONS DIE. Naomi was hopeless and decided to return to be near family.
ORPAH MADE A CHOICE.
RUTH MADE A CHOICE.
LITTLE DID THEY REALIZE THAT DAY THE OPPORTUNITIES OF THEIR CHOICES.
Ruth 1:8 And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother's house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me. 9 The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.
MY FRIEND WE MUST KNOW THAT THE OPPORTUNITIES BEFORE US WILL OPEN SOME DOORS AND CLOSE OTHER DOORS.
I BECOME A SUM TOTAL OF MY DAILY CHOICES.
Ruth 1:16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: