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Summary: I asked God for finished lumber, and God gave me an acorn? I can’t wait God? I need the lumber NOW! GOD SAYS: I have a divine appointment set for you!

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GOD GAVE ME AN ACORN?

DIVINE APPOINTMENTS?

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

I ask God for 2 x 6’s, and HE GAVE ME AN ACORN AND SAID, PLANT IT AND LEARN TO TRUST ME ...

I said I don’t want to wait that long?

I. HAVE YOU EVER DREADED AN APPOINTMENT?

A. APPOINTMENT:

To assign, fix, set, EQUIP, delegate.

An arrangement of a meeting at a certain time and place.

ELEVATION TO A NEW STATION!

To provide with a full set of needed things.

B. In 1990 I had a fall and detached the retina in my eyes. We have rode a roller coaster since that time. There have been some very low times, there have

been some serious internal visual times. I have had 9 eye surgeries on one eye,

7 on the other. I have new Bosch-Lomb lenses, a sclare buckle and other things.

When a brilliant Jewish doctor finished with my first surgery, I had patches over my eyes and he said: IT IS IN GOD’S HANDS NOW!

As I sat in a dark room, I heard his words echo time and time again...

IT IS IN GOD’S HANDS NOW.

I never questioned God, but I have questioned my self many times, there has been many days that I have EVALUTED myself and WISHED I had approached

eternal things, unseen things with a greater fervent attitude.

In December I had an appointment with the "eye disease" doctor. His nurse called me to tell me that the doctor was going to be gone that day, that

I had to reschedule the appointment. Well, I have been busy and I have forgotten and I have not rescheduled my tests and appointment with him.

I hate to think of when I go, he will tell me off!

C. Last time I missed him, when I went he said: DO YOU WANT TO BE BLIND?

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A BLINDNESS CANDIDATE!

I had no good answer, I said: Of, course you know I want to be blind?

As that was the only answer I could think?

I was serious? I just missed the appointment.

Now, several years later I find myself HAVING MISSED THE APPOINTMENT

and dreading the rebuke I shall face.

D. Yes, IT IS IN GOD’S HANDS, BUT I HAVE A DUTY TO CARRY OUT THE CARE OF MY EYES AS WELL AS SEEK GOD’S TOUCH!

II. THERE ARE A FEW APPOINTMENTS BEFORE ME THAT I TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY! WE MAY TAKE THE THOUGHT OF DEATH AND JUDGMENT LIGHTLY, BUT THERE WILL A DAY WHEN THE JOKING SHALL CEASE.

A. The last time I came out of the Doctor’s office, I told the nurse, the Doctor had really bad news. The nurse just looked at me with surprise and said, he didn’t tell me?

I said: YES, HE TOLD ME I WAS GOING TO LIVE!

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

B. If you had read my work much you have heard me say what I would do if I were a Medical Doctor.

Every new patient that stood before me, I would get real serious, and say:

OH NO YOU HAVE A TERMINAL DISEASE AND YOU ARE DYING!

Then I would say: I am just joking, BUT YOU NEED TO TAKE LIFE MORE SERIOUS!

C. Some 5 years ago, I called a strong young man to the altar. He loved playing basketball and watching football. He had a young daughter, a good job, and a

beautiful wife. He had a new car, a new truck, a new speed boat and many of life’s toys. I said: Danny, play a pretend game with the preacher? He agreed.


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