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Summary: Which leads me to the question, how much do you want out of life? Also followed up with another question, how much do you want of God? Because the second question, determines the first one each and everyday, your whole life through

Do you know where your going?

I heard the story of the woman driving through a snowstorm just outside of Denver.

She was completely lost and struggling under the hazardous weather conditions.

She was relieved when she happened upon a snowplow.

Since she was lost she decided to follow the truck and kept as close to the machine as she could while it removed snow from the road.

At times the blowing snow almost cut off her view, but she kept following it.

After some time, the snowplow stopped and the driver got out and came back to her car. "Lady, where are you going?" he asked.

"I’m on my way to Denver." she replied.

The truck driver replied, "Well, you’ll never get there following me! I’m plowing a parking lot!"

Before we let others lead us, it would be helpful to know their direction.

Far too many people in the world, just trying to find a place to fit in, they are following people, that they have no idea of where they are going or leading them to.

Only interested in being in the popular crowd, or jumping on the next big craze and one day they wake up like the lady in the story and realize they've been going in circles for far to long.

As I thought about the word for today, I couldn't help but remember the group that came to sing at the church some years back.

The Ernie Carter trio, they sang the song called "lead me on" and it went something like this,

Lead me on to the top of the mountain,

take me over to the other side,

take my hand dear Lord and guide me,

as long as you're going I don't mind the climb!

Many days have past and many situations have come and gone and God has never let me down one time.

I thought about those words to that song many times and the "as long as you're going part" has stuck with me and made it so much easier to enjoy the climb, or the journey.

Proverbs 3:3-6 NKJ

3. Let not mercy and truth forsake you;

Bind them around your neck,

Write them on the tablet of your heart,

4. And so find favor and high esteem

In the sight of God and man.

5. Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

And lean not on your own understanding;

6. In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He shall direct[a] your paths.

You see, before you can let someone direct your paths, you have to be willing to give up control and let them do what you ask them to do.

One of the most difficult things to do in any single situation is to relinquish our control to someone else and depend totally on that person to lead and guide us.

Most of the people don't have a problem doing it in any given single situation, but to give up control and let it happen your whole life through is a different story.

And that keeps a lot of people from living the life that God has already prepared for them in advance,

And it's not any old life, but life on the grand scale, the bible calls it, "abundant life" with the parameters set by Gods supernatural capabilities, instead of mans limited ones!

Which leads me to the question, how much do you want out of life?

Also followed up with another question, how much do you want of God?

Because the second question, determines the first one each and everyday, your whole life through,

Several years ago, there was a song called what the world needs now is love sweet love and it went on to say,

It's the one thing that there's just too little of!

And it's true, the world does need more Love in it, only the right kind of love.

but there's a song that has far more significant value to ones eternal situation and it goes something like this,

Jesus loves me this I know,

for the Bible tells me so,

Little ones to Him belong,

They are weak, but He is strong

Yes Jesus loves me,

yes Jesus loves me,

yes Jesus loves me

the Bible tells me so

And if you were at to ask most people, they would tell you that they knew that song.

But clearly they don't understand the meaning of that song, because for to comprehend how much God wants to really do for you and bless you, you have to understand how much he truly loves you!

And when you understand how much He loves you, it makes it so much easier, to trust Him and wait on His direction in your life!

The Word of God gives us instruction, when it comes to letting God lead and direct our lives.

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Steve Shepherd

commented on Jul 31, 2013

Charlie, Very good sermon. Solid. Based on God's word. God bless you.

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