Summary: Life can accumulate much garbage of hurt and frustration. Never accept the negative, God's plan can overcome the obstacles.
LIFE CAN BE LIKE A GARBAGE TRUCK?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I have several small candles. I have one match? How many candles can I light with one match? How many candles
can one candle light? LIGHT THE CANDLE THEN UNLIMITED HOW MANY CANDLES WILL BURN? Are we burning a negative flame and spreading the negative??
LIFE IS KIND OF LIKE A GARBAGE TRUCK?
WE WALK BY FAITH NOT BY SIGHT...
2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
WE WALK BY FAITH, BUT LORD, I WANT TO FLY BY FAITH? AT LEAST RUN BY FAITH?
FAITH OFTEN MAKES PROGRESS BY SLOWER PACES THAN WE EXPECT? We tend to look at God as our personal SANTA CLAUS? Give me this? Give me that...!!! WE DEMAND IT!
Often in our daily routine we develop a bad habit of REACTING to all the negative garbage accumulating in people's personal garbage cans. PEOPLE ARE HURT, FRUSTRATED, DISAPPOINTED, FULL OF PAIN AND VERY ANGRY. One person's hurt and anger? CAN IGNITE THE FLAME OF MANY PEOPLE.
Seems hurt, angry people throw THEIR garbage on the truck? Later they throw more garbage on the truck --- UNTIL FINALLY THE GARBAGE TRUCK IS SO FULL THAT OTHER'S PERSONAL GARBAGE BLOWS OUT. After a while someone else's action cause HURT AND ANGER to many others.
We face a basic premise, Hurt people hurt people! Angry people anger people. This is an undeniable fact. FEAR SCREAMS LOUD AND CLEAR...
Garbage trucks need a place to dump their garbage --- There was a place in the mountains called GARBAGE HOLLOW. Many people to not want to pay the land fill to dump their garbage? So they would go to GARBAGE HOLLOW and empty their waste over the CREEK BANK. Heavy rain washed the garbage into the creek? The creek carried the garbage to the river? It made the river bed very ugly and dangerous. IT COST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO CLEAN UP the area. People kept bringing their garbage until cameras caught the people red handed.
Are you spreading garbage at home? at work? Do you have bad attitudes that ARE CONTAGEOUS?
Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
Hebrews 12:15 (NLT) Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.
Hebrews 12:15 (MSG) Make sure no one gets left out of God's generosity. Keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN ONE PERSON'S FRUSTRATION, DISAPPOINTMENTS, HURT AND ANGER INFEST? We must QUIT ACCEPTING OTHER PEOPLE'S GARBAGE!!!
HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE EFFECTED/AFFECTED BY THE 10 SPIES NEGATIVE MESSAGE?
CAN WE SOW CORRUPTION?
What kind of harvest does corruption reap?
CORRUPTION: rotten, tainted, decomposition, infection... dishonest, illegal, impaired,
Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
OFTEN OUR FAITH BECOMES LIKE LIGHTNING BUGS THAT DIMMLY GLOW A FEW SECONDS AND THEN ARE BACK IN THE DARK?
Luke 17:5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. 6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
Luke 17:5 (MSG) The apostles came up and said to the Master, "Give us more faith." 6 But the Master said, "You don't need more faith. There is no 'more' or 'less' in faith. If you have a bare kernel of faith, say the size of a poppy seed, you could say to this sycamore tree, 'Go jump in the lake,' and it would do it.
FAITH MUST LEARN TO WATCH ON THE LORD AND HIS PLAN...
FAITH IS NEVER FAITH UNTIL IT IS EXERCISED AND PUT INTO MOTION (ACTION)!
DO WE HAVE LIGHTNING BUG FAITH? weak, on and off again?
HOPE MUST BE LIKE THE NORTH STAR!!! A fixed star?
Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.