Summary: Our Father has a plan and a purpose, we can get so upset we miss what God is trying to do. This too shall pass... Press on...
YOU CAN! THE DANGER OF MISSING MY PURPOSE?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I do this in 3 parts...
Do we realize good can come out of bad?
Sometimes what appears to be a bad, terrible thing could be a good thing.
In 1964 TERRESSA BELLISSIMO owned a little restaurant in Buffalo, New York.
Terressa had placed a large order for chicken.
When the chicken arrived at her business, it was all wings, nothing but chicken wings?
She and her husband were anger and did not know what to do?
Terressa was in great despair... There goes all our profit.
Terressa and her husband had no choice but cook the wings...
They cooked some in BBQ sause and some in hot sause, THEY NAMED THEIR
NEW WORK: BUFFALO WINGS, they soon sold out, word got around,
and a new business was birthed from a MISTAKE.
YET FEW KNOW THE NEGATIVE PLANS...
We have to swing and trust the eye and the bat?
ARE YOU SWINGING THE BAT OR CHASING BUTTERFLIES?
IF YOU WOULD BE GREAT YOU MUST LEARN THE VALUE OF A STRIKE OUT?
I. HAVE YOU EVER HAD A MIRACLE ANSWER ---
YOU KNOW THE GOD PROMISE? ---
THEN YOU ALLOW HUMAN REASONING, DOUBT AND FEAR TO BE LOOSED?
A. Sure we have problems? Sure we get HEAVY and SO TIRED?
But we must never forget WE HAVE AN ESCAPE...
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:
but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will
with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
B. THERE ARE SEVERAL LEVELS OF FAITH:
1. No faith
3. More Faith
4. Great Faith
II. THE ARE FOUNDATIONAL FAITH PROMISES THAT ARE FOR ALL BELIEVERS...
A. THE BIBLE IS A GOLD MINE---
FEW STAKE THEIR CLAIM ---
AND BRING THE SHOVEL AND DIG THEIR GOLD
Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in
heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
III. VISION COMES IN TWO FORMS, PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL?
WE CAN EASILY MISS OUR MIRACLE... BY LOOKING WITH THE EYES?
Matthew 13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary?
and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
IV. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? WE ARE IN THE DESERT?
THE DAY IS ALMOST GONE?
A. The problem is hungry, tired, weak people...
Mark 6:34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion
toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them
35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said,
This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:
36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and
buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.
37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go
and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
B. We do not realize what it means YOU FEED THEM... I AM HUNGRY MYSELF?
C. Do we fail to see the miracle?A BIG MAC, MEDIUM FRENCH FRIES, MEDIUM DRINK...
2014= $6.35 WITH TAX
x 5,000 = $31,750
STAND ON THE PROMISE...
V. TALK ABOUT A PROMISE, I HAVE THE ANSWER IN MY HAND:
NO NEVER MIND?
A. here is a boys lunch...
John 6:8 (KJV) One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,
9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but
what are they among so many?
B. Never mind, WHAT IS THIS LUNCH AMONG SO MANY?
John 6:8 (MSG) One of the disciples—it was Andrew, brother to Simon Peter—said,
9 "There's a little boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But that's a drop in
the bucket for a crowd like this."
VI. WE HAVE STUDIED THAT WE MUST BUILD ON A FOUNDATION TRUTH THAT BY
FAITH WE BELIEVE AND CLAIM GOD'S PROMISES. WE MUST CLAIM THE
PROMISES AND DIG THE WELL DEEP.
Hebrews 13:5 (KJV) Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content
with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Hebrews 13:5 (MSG) Don't be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with
what you have. Since God assured us, "I'll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,"
A. LET US CONSIDER THIS VERSE IN THE ORIGINAL, THE GREEK.