Summary: Every river started with a rain drop, it’s true, you won’t find a spicket At the mouth of a river, Your faith multiplied by Gods ability can turn that raindrop into your river of blessing in your desert
No More Appetizers, "Feast" On The Buffet!
As I set back and reflected on all the events of this past week,
All the preparation that was done, leading up to the great 100th birthday party, a lot of us had the honor to attend.
All those who attended, were treated to fabulous hor’derves, several different kinds of cheese and a special punch made just for the occasion.
Those were well received, however as time went by, they began to loose some of there appeal,
The aroma of the main buffet was in the air and though it seemed like it might be taking longer than some would have liked,
No one was going anywhere anytime soon, they were all looking forward to,enjoying all the efforts everyone had worked so hard to achieve,
And what a meal it was, there was Chicken, Steak, Shrimp, Sides and salads, a Dessert assortment for everyone,
No detail left out, as much as you wanted and no hurry to finish.
Everyone participated and no one left wanting for anything, the ultimate buffet (doggie bags allowed).
How’s come people can get excited over something’s like that in life,
but when it comes to the spiritual smorgasbord that God has so extravagantly prepared for all who wish to enjoy,
So many are willing to settle and to just have the hor’derves that religion offers them in life?
and so few are willing to experience all that God has for them, only the personal intimacy of a relationship can bring into their lives?
There will always be an excuse or a circumstance, as to why their not feasting on everything that God has for them.
Let me tell you, God does not want any of His Children to have to settle for anything less than His very best!
He is not affected by your circumstances in the least, you are!
Sometimes you may be willing to settle for less and thereby try to limit Gods ability in your life,
but that does not change God’s willingness to bless you, in the least!
But it does limit how much you receive!
Its like you say, I didn’t get what I wanted, but at least I got what I needed, what I could afford, what I could provide.
I think we all know, "What’s" wrong with that statement, there are way to many I’s in it!
QUIT Settling for the appetizers in life, they only keep you from enjoying the feast that God has already prepared for you!
TBS. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
How do you know, what you are wanting, Gods not willing to give you,
If you will just believe, have some faith and let Him provide it for you,
instead of you trying to provide it for yourself and then making it sound like you had to settle for less than what you wanted, because somehow it wasn‘t Gods will.
Your self effort, will never be enough to give you the equivalent of the extravagant life that God has already prepared for you
Sometimes that’s the hardest part, not trying to help God out, but learning to wait on Him and praising Him right where your at in life.
2 Chrn. 20:15-17,21-22 NKJ
15. And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
17. You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”
The bible goes on to say, Jehoshaphat and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the Lord, worshiping the Lord.
Despite how their circumstances looked, they worshipped God, for the victory that was coming on the horizon,
They hadn’t seen it yet, but they knew it was on the way!
And they began to give God the praise, because they knew it had nothing to do with their limited abilities,
but everything to do with Gods endless capabilities!
21. And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying:
“Praise the Lord,
For His mercy endures forever.”
22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.
when they began to sing and to praise right where they were, God was moved to action, (I’ll repeat it, because it’s worth repeating!)