Summary: Seems we are looking for OZ. We try to be like the WIZARD? We need a commitment to renewal of our relationships and love. There is great power in regeneration and a new commitment.
RENEWAL: UNSEEN BY THE EYE! WALK AWAY EMPTY?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
I JUST CAN’T SEEM TO SEE THE PROBLEM? WALK AWAY EMPTY?
I once read the story of a man walking down the sandy beach of an island finding a large, ancient TREASURE CHEST. The treasure chest was beautiful and a hand carved work of art. The man tried to lift the TREASURE CHEST and found it to be so very heavy. The man thought, wow this must be full of gold. I will be so rich. After several hours of hard work to not damage the chest, the man opened the TREASURE CHEST to find NOTHING BUT SAND and a pretty glass bottle. The man ran his hands though the sand, that was nothing but sand. The man was so disappointed at all the sand. So he picked of the bottle and rubbed the sand off. When all of a sudden a GENIE APPEARED. The genie said: I HAVE A FEW SECONDS WITH YOU, THEN I WILL DISAPPEAR FOREVER. COME, OPEN THE CHEST AND I WILL FILL THIS TREASURE CHEST WITH AS MUCH GOLD AND DIAMONDS AND PEARLS AND RARE JEWELS AS IT WILL HOLD. THE MAN STOOD THERE COMPLAINING ABOUT ALL THE SAND FILLING THE TREASURE CHEST. AND HE ASKED, WHY IS IT NOT GOLD?
The genie again warned him my time is very brief here. I WILL FILL THE TREASURE WITH AS MUCH GOLD AND JEWELS AS IT WILL HOLD.
The man thought: WHAT A GREAT OFFER, HE STARTED PLANNING HOW HE WAS GOING TO SPEND HIS GOLD. Suddenly, the genie disappeared. He was gone as fast as he had appeared. All that was in the TREASURE CHEST was the SAND. The man was very disappointed, as he thought what might have been? If he would have just emptied the sand and made room, it would have been full of gold and jewels. He would have been rich.
THE PROBLEM WAS CLEAR: THE SAND FILL THE CHEST. THERE WAS NO PLACE, NO ROOM FOR THE GOLD AND THE GEMS.
THE LESSON IS CLEAR: YOU CAN FILL YOUR LIFE WITH WHAT EVER YOU THINK IS IMPORTANT. IT IS UP TO YOU WHAT YOU TREASURE? WHAT YOU TREASURE YOU WILL FIND THE TIME FOR IT. IT IS YOUR CHOICE? SAND OR GOLD? IS WHAT YOU THINK IS IMPORTANT --- IMPORTANT TO GOD?
Luke 1:53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
SEEMS WE HAVE A PROBLEM… IF YOU ARE FULL OF THIS WORLD THERE WILL BE LITTLE ROOM FOR GOD?
Are you hungry? For what are you hungry?
Are we hungry for football? Basketball? Entertainment?
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
I AM FULL --- WHERE IS OZ? I AM CHASING THE RAINBOW?
Are we searching for OZ? Are we searching this world over for the WIZARD?
There is coming an ANTI-CHRIST that will have the appearance of THE ANSWERS?
Dorothy is looking for HER WAY HOME?
The lion is searching for COURAGE?
The tin man is searching for a HEART?
The scare crow is searching for a BRAIN?
COME TO FIND OUT THE WIZARD OF OZ WAS A LITTLE, UGLY DUDE AND HE HAD A PROGRAM AND AGENDA OF PLAYING THE GAME.
THEN THE FOUR LEARNED: THE ANSWER IS IN CHOICE AND YOU CAN FIND IT IF YOU WANT TO…
DOROTHY JUST HAD TO CLICK HER HEELS TOGETHER?
WE ARE ALL ON A JOURNEY, WE BECOME A SUM TOTAL OF OUR MENIAL DAILY CHOICES…
CHANGE OUR CHOICES AND LIFESTYLES AND WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD…
WE ARE NOT HUNGRY FOR THE THINGS OF GOD…
WE USED TO SING THIS SONG --- Searching, Searching, Kept on Searching until I found him…
What are you searching for? Are we searching for happiness until we are miserable?
Matthew 19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? WHAT AM I LACKING? I AM LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT I DO NOT HAVE? WHAT AM I MISSING? WHERE DO I HAVE A DEFICIENCY?
Matthew 19:20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.