Summary: Our enemy has a design to accuse God's people and thus hinder our faith's possibilities. Can God? or GOD CAN! The answer is up to you my friend!
HAND-CUFF GOD? CRACKED POT? AM I FOREVER TRAPPED?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
PLEASE SENT MY REGRETS?
Luke 14:18 (KJV) And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
Luke 14:18 (MSG) "Then they all began to beg off, one after another making excuses. The first said, 'I bought a piece of property and need to look it over. Send my regrets.'
ONLY GOD... IS CHANGE POSSIBLE?
One dark night a man got lost while hiking the paths in a great mountain chain. Seems like the more the man walked the more lost he became. Hour after hour he prayed to find his way. But the darkness and the fog surrounded him. he was about to give up, when he heard some wild animal getting closer and closer.
Fear overcame the man lost in the darkness and he started running as fast as he could. He fell down and listened closely and the wild animal, maybe a bear or a mountain lion was advancing on him. So he jumped up and started running again. He was exhausted and the next thing he knew he ran over a cliff. He started praying as he was falling. He begged God, save me? Please, save me? The man fell several hundred feet.
About that time the man thought he was going to splat, he accidently grabbed a branch and was hanging on for dear life. He yelled and yelled... PLEASE, SOMEONE COME AND SAVE ME... It was hopeless. No one was near enough to hear his screams. So he returned to praying to God. He knew he was going to die and only God COULD HELP HIM. So he cried and prayed the most earnest prayer of his life. He promised God if you save me I will serve you all the days of my life.
Finally after what seemed to be an eternity, the man heard a voice very clearly. The man said: WHO IS THIS? The answer came down to him as he was hanging on the branch. THIS IS GOD, MY SON. The man said: IF THIS IS REALLY GOD, SAVE ME AND GET ME DOWN FROM HERE.
Then God answered him: DO YOU TRUST ME? IF YOU REALLY TRUST ME, JUST LET GO OF THE BRANCH. The man said: GOD, if you don't mind, could I have a second opinion. God said sure: I AM TELLING YOU, TRUST ME AND LET GO OF THE BRANCH.
The man said: I AM SO SORRY GOD, BUT I CAN'T LET GO, I WILL FALL TO MY DEATH. So for hours the man hung on... to the branch. His hands were killing him. His arms were black and blue. He would pull himself up and hang a leg over the branch. Between the fog and the darkness the man could not see. Every now and then the man would see what time it was. If he could just hang on until the sun came up, just maybe someone would see him and save him.
Several times God would speak real clearly, JUST LET GO OF THE BRANCH, I WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU. The man would answer, I am sorry God, but I do not want to die. The darkness started fading and the sun came up and melted away the fog, the man could see more and more. Finally late in the morning the fog was go and the man could see. HE WAS 4 1/2 FEET FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE CANYON. HE LET GO OF THE BRANCH AND SLIPPED HIS FEET BACK ON THE GROUND.
The man was angry at God and said: WHY DID YOU MAKE ME HANG ON ALL NIGHT LONG? God replied to the man: DID I SAY TRUST ME AND LET GO OF THE BRANCH?
This little story illustrates for us both the love of God and His Divine provisions. ONLY GOD!
TWO QUESTION WE NEED TO ADDRESS?
1.) CAN GOD? vs. 2.) GOD CAN!
CAN WE NOT SEE WE HAND-CUFF GOD? STUPIDITY CAN LIMIT THE POSSIBLITIES THAT GOD HAS PLANNED FOR US... GOD HEAR ME: ONLY ONE MORE TIME...
Judges 16:28 And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.
Samson could have asked God for many miracles? Can God? or God can!
I BELIEVE IN ETERNITY SAMSON WILL SEE THE POTENTIAL FOR GOD'S WORK AND HOW HE REFUSED TO LET GO OOF THE BRANCH AND TRUST GOD... BE HONEST, ARE YOUR WORDS, ATTITUDES AND THOUGHT PATTERNS LIMITING THE MOVE OF GOD IN YOUR DAILY LIFE?