Summary: don’t make problem for your self
Are you going to pray with me?
I have found that this life is truly filled with trouble. Problems seem to have permanently taken residence in our lives. Job says man born of woman are but a few days, and those days are filled with trouble. Are there any witness in the house? Every weekend somebody is killed. Whether it be gang related, or accidental like last week when the 13 year old girl took her mother car, went joy riding killing 3 of her friends. Trouble never takes a vacation or a day off. Trouble never goes to sleep on it’s job. And trouble is never hard to find.
Trouble come as problems looking to be solved. Trouble comes as illness’ looking to be healed. Trouble comes as burdens looking to be boor. Trouble can even comes look like a blessing, but it turns out only to be trouble. Have you every gotten something and oh how happy you were when you got it, but down the road it turned out to be trouble, more trouble than it was worth? A friendship that turned out to be trouble. A car that turned out to be trouble. A job that turned out to be trouble. A dog or cat that turned out to be trouble. Trouble hides in good intention and lurk in good ideals. Trouble sits on counter tops that are too high or lay down on floors that are too low. Pastor Nance most of us are but one step behind trouble and trouble is waiting to happen. You can be sailing on the sea of life and all of a sudden out of nowhere, the winds will begin to blow, the waves will become boisterous and when the storms of live are raging and there is nothing that you can do, but call on the name of the Lord. Has anybody every had to call on the Lord. Has anybody ever laid prostrate before the Lord calling on his name. If you ever been there you can say Amen when I say this life is filled with trouble. Pastor Nance and with all the trouble that is in our lives I stop by new prospect to tell you we need not create storms. Sister Ackers will you pray with me?
***Fail to do what God told you to do***
God says to Jonah go to Nineveh and preach to them against their wickedness, preach to them repentance for the day of the Lord is at hand. So Jonah says to himself, I am going to go to Joppa and head for a place called Tarshish. In fact, what Jonah says is no. I am not going to Nineveh and preach to them. I am going to go as far away from Nineveh as I can. Challenging God’s authority Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.
I need to tell you that is where so many of us are today. We challenge God’s authority, by shake off the Holy Spirit’s umtion and do what we want to do. Have you ever had a mind to do one thing and you did another? Sometime the Lord speaks to us telling us what to do and we do something else.
We all have kick ourselves for being stupid because something told us before it happen, that it was going to happen. Brooks we are losing a bolt and we say this tool is going to slip and I will hurt my hand. But we keep on pushing and the wrench slips and hurt our hand. My first mind told me to take the street, but I say the freeway is faster and so I took the freeway and low and behold, I get into a car accident. My first mind told me you don’t need to go out to night, but rather than listen I go out. I get in the car and at the first light and somebody pulls out a gun and rob me. A good day turned out to be the day I was robbed at gun point. My first mind told me not to give him my phone number, but I saw the suit and the Denzel smile and gave him my phone number, now he is stocking me.
We challenge God’s authority directly by being disobedient to his word. The word of God says in 2 Cor. 6:14 don’t be unequally yoked, with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And yet some how we end up in unequally yoked relationship and our life are miserable. Somebody say creating storms
We challenge God’s authority indirectly by being disobedient to his law. What law. The law that says children be obedient to your parents, the law that says obey them that have the rule over you, the law that says follow the rule of the land. Now somebody is saying where does the bible say that. Do you remember Jesus and the fish? Matthew 17 whereas Jesus tell Peter to get the money from the fish’s mouth pay tribute. He saith, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his moth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee. The law that says let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. That mean the police. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, that’s the police and the law resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. Somebody say creating storms.