Summary: Sometimes we must go through here --- to get to there? Let’s us accept the test with a purpose and then grow and develop and release God.
MAGNANIMOUS TEST? MAGNANIMOUS FAITH!
FISHED ALL NIGHT AND TAKEN NOTHING?
ATTITUDES CAN MAKE OR BREAK GOD’S PEOPLE ---
NEVERTHELESS AT THY WORD!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Requiring great courageous spirit.
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I. THERE CAN GROW A TENDANCY TOWARDS SELF-EXCUSE AND
SELf- JUSTIFICATION ATTITUDES THAT PALLIATE GOD’S PROMISES AND PROVISIONS.
HAVE WE DONE WHAT WOULD HINDER GOD?
CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES.
A. Have you ever been washing a car and a pinch come in the water hose?
We will walk away from the hose to identify the cause of the blockage.
B. Spiritually we tend to know there is a spiritual blockage, but we will sit back and wait for the solution, and not be aware that we have the solution.
Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
C. BUT YE SAY:
WHERE IN HAVE WE ROBBED GOD?
This identifies a serious attitude problem, ---
THE PROBLEM OF THE HEART IS THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM.
II. THERE IS A SOLUTION TO ATTITUDE PROBLEMS!
WILL WE TRUST GOD? WILL WE TRUST HIS PLAN? WILL WE TRUST HIS MAN?
A. SELF-JUSTIFICATION CAN KILL LUKEWARM, WRONG PRIORITY SAINTS. WE DESIRE TO TAME DOWN SIN AND OFFENSES AGAINST A HOLY GOD.
B. IS IT POSSIBLE TO ACCEPT WRONG AS THE NORM, INSTEAD OF SEEING THE TRUTH BY THE MIRROR OF THE HOLY SPIRIT?
C. DO WE SEE THE WORD? BELIEVE THE WORD?
ACCEPT THE POWER OF THE WORD? DO WE LOOK THROUGH GOD’S EYES?
Malachi 3:8 "Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me.
"But you ask, ’How do we rob you?’
"In tithes and offerings.
Malachi 3:8 "Will a man rob God? Surely not! And yet you have robbed me.
" ’What do you mean? When did we ever rob you?’
"You have robbed me of the tithes and offerings due to me.
D. THE REAL BATTLE OF ATTITUDE IS MUCH MORE THAN WHAT WE SAY, IT IS ALIGNING WITH WHAT GOD SAYS.
E. Every action demands a reaction!
If you throw a rock in the lake, there will logically follow a reaction.
F. The battle of self- inflicted spiritual wounds can limit God’s plan.
We BLAME others, we excuse ourself.
We compare our self to those of lesser ability?
G. YOUR ATTITUDES, YOUR DIRECTION, ---
WHAT YOU LOVE --- YOU WILL FIND TIME TO DO!
H. WHAT DO YOU MEAN? WHEN DID I ROB GOD?
III. DO WE MAKE HAPPINESS? DO WE MAKE UNHAPPINESS?
THIS IS THE BATTLE OF ATTITUDES.
ARE WE THE TYPE OF CHRISTIAN THAT STANDS AT THE WINDOW OF GOD’S STOREHOUSE AND LOOKS INSIDE WITH DESIRE?
STANDING OUTSIDE THE PORTALS ---
A. SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW --- YOU’LL FIND ----????
B. The appearance of happiness could be in the line of attitude of the pleasure of the forbidden fruit.
FORBIDDEN FRUIT MAKES BAD JAMS.
C. We used to sing this song ---
Standing somewhere in the shadows you’ll find Jesus...
D. I have been to enough public events to understand, there is a spot-light for the center of attention...
Why would we be satisfied to allow Jesus to stand somewhere in the shadows?
Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.
E. THERE WAS A HUGE CANDY SHOP IN A DOWNTOWN CITY.
The window was full of delicious fresh made candies.
There in the window was a sign that stated:
PLEASE DO NOT LICK THE WINDOW.
F. ARE WE THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT HAS THE ATTITUDE THAT I AM ALWAYS ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN ON THE BLESSINGS OF GOD’S STORHOUSE?
G. WELL, GOD HAS GIVEN YOU AN INVITATION:
COME! COME ON IN TO THE STOREHOUSE OF DIVINE PROVISION AND DIVINE HEALTH.
H. A FRIEND OF MINE WENT TO THE DOCTOR!
They sad, Doc, my blood pressure may be high?
The Doctor said: WHY?
They replied: SOME IDIOT JUST PULLED OUT IN FRONT OF ME, AND THEY MAD ME SO MAD!
The doctor said: THEY DID NOT MAKE YOU MAD, YOU MADE YOURSELF MAD!
Now they are mad at the doctor, and their blood pressure was high.
IV. THE PROPER ATTITUDE ESTABLISHES THE PROPER SYSTEM OF TRUST.
FAITH MAKES THE FIRST CAKE... THE FIRST CAKE: