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!
GOD GAVE ME AN ACORN?
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?
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.
I said: Danny if you knew today you was your last Sunday what would you do?
Tears started running down Danny’s face, he really pretended well with me.
He said, I would hold my daughter and love her. Then we called her to the altar, she stood with her Daddy? He held her so tight. I would hold my wife so dear to
my heart! His wife came forward. The whole church was crying!
This was an unforgettable moment, later Danny thanked me for reminding him.
Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
D. Within two months Danny had a freak accident at work, he was paralyzed from his chest down and confined to a wheelchair.
Two months later the NFL Championship Playoffs were being played.
Danny was sitting in his chair, all excited about his NFL team.
Danny made a strange sound and quit breathing.
His nephew gave Danny mouth to mouth. Danny came to and said,
WHAT --- ARE YOU TRYING TO KISS ME?
Danny stopped breathing again. The ambulance was called. His wife got home with a pizza that Danny ordered but never got to eat?