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Summary: Can we identify the BIGGER PICTURE. Lord give me patience right now? Often we find life hits us in BIG WADS, we must understand we can find God in hidden obstacles.

PLEASE TAKE A NUMBER AND WAIT YOUR TURN…

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com (I do this in two parts)

Have you ever honestly tried to identity 5 spiritual issues that you have hidden from others and hidden from yourself?

Will we ask the Holy Spirit to expose and help us to identify the hidden traits that hinder our advancement?

You must pick your battles… IS THIS THE HILL I WANT TO DIE ON? We must address this one question: CAN THESE BONES LIVE AGAIN?

Ezekiel 37:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

HAVE WE LOST ALL HOPE?

Ezekiel 37:11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

DO WE REFUSE TO SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE? THE PICTURE IS CARNALITY AND FLESH VS. ETERNITY. Life is not about me?

The world hates people THE REFUSE TO WAIT THEIR TURN AND THEY JUMP LINE in front of those that have patiently waited.

There are a few exceptions to this, the doctor’s office. I had an appointment for 9:30 am at my heart doctor. I waited and waited. I read. I looked at face book. I wrote some notes. Looked at every magazine in the place. I grew a little frustrated, but I could tell something was not right in the office. So I just waited. I watched the people, very interesting to say the least. Several grew angry and talked hateful to the girls at the window. Then several got so angry they went stomping out of the office and said, we will never be back at this office again.

I started praying for my friends and family, I actually made a list of the people I prayed as I waited. I wrote a few thank you notes and about 3 1/2 hours later the nurse called my name. Back in the room the doctor came in to see me. He looked so tired and rattled. I knew something was wrong. He appeared to be a mess. A young man that had been his patient may years came in the office and collapsed. The doctor told me. I tried so hard to save my young patient. About the time I was ready to quit we would see a sign of hope and we would try something else. We lost him the doctor said as he put his face in his hands.

I thought of all the angry people that seemed to think the doctor was drinking coffee or something… I thought what if that had been their son. Would they have wanted the doctor to drop their son and go see someone in the office? She we can’t always understand the situation that we walk into….

CAN WE SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE OF LIFE? I REMEMBER THE STORY OF THIS PUPPY THAT FOUND A BIG NICE BONE. He was so proud of his new bone and he decided to take the bone home and bury it for later. As the puppy carried the bone, he had to cross a bridge that crossed the river. As he was crossing the river he noticed something moving, so he stopped and looked down. Wow, he saw another dog below. This dog had a bone in its mouth that was a bigger bone. He admired the bigger bone and he started growling at the dog. He was going to take that bigger bone away from the strange dog. He growled and growled at the dog. NOTHING! So the dog decided to bark and frighten the dog and take away his BIG BONE. When the dog barked, his bone fell in the river, a big splash… see what appeared better was no more than a reflection in the water. Our puppy learned something about the bigger picture of life is that the bigger bone is perception. He lost what he had for nothing? A distorted vision?

SEEMS THERE ARE FEW PEOPLE TODAY UNDERSTAND WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN THE USA, THE CHURCH AND THE FAMILY…

I have chased wisdom all my life. This chase is so elusive. It is kind of like trying to catch a butterfly. Just when you think you have the butterfly it rides the wind and takes a new direction, then the butterfly is out of your reach. Kind of sad isn’t it.

One of the lessons of real life wisdom and understanding could be LIFE NEVER GOES AS PLANNED. Much of the battle of life depends on your perspectives. How do I look at my daily life? Your life becomes the SUM TOTAL OF YOUR DAILY CHOICES. What will I do when problems are drowning me?

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