Summary: Those were small stepping stones, compared to what was going to happen next. This would be the one that would put him on the map, the one that would make his name a household word forever
Marked Moments? Open Your Eyes, There Everywhere!
Eccl. 9:11 NKJ
11. I returned and saw under the sun that—
The race is not to the swift,
Nor the battle to the strong,
Nor bread to the wise,
Nor riches to men of understanding,
Nor favor to men of skill;
But time and chance happen to them all.
But time and chance happen to them all.
The thinking of the world nowadays, would have you think differently, that there is not equal footing for all.
And if you really want to know the truth of it, there’s not.
Because with God in your life, you have an advantage over the rest of the world, that they don’t have, if they don’t know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.
Before the world began, God looked ahead, and laid out a plan for every ones life.
And we know the kind of plans that God makes, don’t we?
God makes good plans, Praise God!
He says; “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out, plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” Jerm.29:11 MSG.
In order for Gods plans to be successful in your life though, 3 things to do, come to mind.
1. Listen to what God says to you
2. Implement what He tells you
3. Never stop doing 1 & 2 your whole life through! Praise God!
You would think, with an easy 3 step program like that, that there would be a line with standing room only, to sign up?
If I could borrow the old cliché, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”
You would think with so little hope in the world right now, that people would flock to,
* the God of Love
* the God of Grace
* to the God of Mercy and Forgiveness
* the God of miracles
* the God of possibilities
* to the God, If He be your partner or be for you, who would dare stand against you! Amen?
But, you still have to be willing to choose to be a participant!
If only everyone would realize that they were created with a purpose, for a purpose in mind.
God has given serious thought to every human being, in the history of the world’s life and destiny.
He wants the best for everyone, who will trust Him and believe!
TBS. “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out— plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.”
If you are willing to step out in faith, into the life that God has planed for you, He will give you that Life to Live! Praise God!!
And TBS. it gives Him, great pleasure to do so!
He has marked moments, life changing events, already laid out that are going to come across your path when you do.
Things that you will experience, that will grow your faith and bless you!
These moments are not ordinary. They are destiny-altering moments, set up for you to walk into.
They are designed to thrust you years ahead, into the abundant life God has planed for you!
Our text in Ecclesiastes, tells us that time and chance come together for every person.
That means you will have opportunities to meet the right people, opportunities to advance in your career, and opportunities to fulfill your dreams.
God has already prearranged events that are waiting to happen in your life, to increase, promote and to bless you.
God has the ability to not just see who you are right now, but to see and to help you, what you will be in the future.
1st Sam. 16:11-12 NASB
11. And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are these all the children?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep.” Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.”
12. So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is he.” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward.
When others see a shepherd boy, God sees a king, Praise God!
David, loved the Lord and the Lord was with him while he took care of his fathers sheep.
For he had already had two events take place in his life, that were faith building and somewhat life altering,
There’s not many a young boy, that can say they came up against a lion and a bear and lived to tell about it