Summary: Come let us reason together, RUMINATE: WHAT DO YOU SEE? Life is about daily choices and attitudes. What is important to you? Are you make choices based on feelings and emotions? Ruminate on eternal choices.
RUMINATE? WHAT DO YOU SEE?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
RUMINATE: To think deeply and carefully about something. To go over repeal in your mind.
ISAIAH SAID: Come let us reason TOGETHER...
LET US RUMINATE: VISION STYLES? TOO MANY PEOPLE LIVE IN THE PAST?
MANY JUST LIVE FOR TODAY?
WE NEED A GOD BALANCE TO MEDIATE ON THE CONQUENCES OF TODAY'S CHOICES
ON TOMORROW'S LIFESTYLE. HINDSIGHT?
We often hear: A PICTURE CAN BE WORTH MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS?
We can paint pictures with our thought processes and our words...
A PENNY FOR YOUR THOIUGHTS? What LIFE LESSON is God trying to teach us?
Where does a mother focus? A mechanic? A roofer?
We had a friend that had a business of building fences. As we would drive down the road, he would
count the fence post, he had an estimate of how far apart the fence post were. Then he would begin
calculating the cost of the fence.
It was always fun traveling the road with him. I knew the approximate cost of every fence in
our neighbor. I would have never thought about what that fence cost? Because of his training
that was important to him.
We hear an age old question that many today attribute to President John Kennedy.
MANY SEE THINGS AS THEY ARE AND WONDER WHY?
I SEE THINGS AS THEY COULD BE AND WONDER WHY NOT?
LET US RUMINATE: LET US COME TO AN UNDERSTANDING OF VISION --- WE MIGHT NEED
TO THINK ABOUT WHAT WE THINK ABOUT --- CONCEIVE...
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law,
happy is he.
*THIS VERSE IS SO OFTEN MIS-QUOATED.
*WITH OUT A VISION THE PEOPLE PERISH.
TV Preachers probably do not like what the Bible says: WE NEED VISION...
VISION MEANS THE ABILITY TO SEE, SIGHT, EYESIGHT, SOMETHING THAT YOU IMAGINE.
A PICTURE IN YOUR MIND, --- THE POWER OF IMAGINATION.
If the blind leads the blind --- where are we going?
We had a young friend named JACK. In a terrible accident, Jack lost his vision and was totally
blind. One day JACK TALKED his mom to let him drive their car. JACK crawled in behind the
steering wheel. Conclude as you will the rest of the story?
LET US RUMINATE: GOD HAD A VISION FOR SAMSON --- SAMSON'S MOM AND DAD SAW
THE GOD FACTOR POTENTIAL IN THEIR SON'S LIFE.
SAMSON HAD TUNNEL VISION AS A YOUNG MAN... PLEASURE WAS HIS GOAL...
THERE ARE TWO BATTLE FIELDS IN DAILY LIVING:
1. YOU BECOME THE SUM TOTAL OF YOUR DAILY CHOICES...
2. YOU ATTITUDE WILL DETERMINE YOUR ALTITUDE...
Judges 14:1 And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of
LIFE IS ABOUT FOCUS...
WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME?
WHAT IS THE MAIN THING? DO I FOCUS TO KLEEP THE MAIN THING THE MAIN THING?
LET US RUMINATE: THERE CAN COME A DAY WHEN A BLIND MAN CAN SEE MORE THAN 20/20!
Explain to me that in one hour of one day one's life can totally, completely change?
One day pleasure was important to Samson...
As the hot irons burned out Samson's eyes --- THE MAIN THING BECAME THE MAIN THING.
Judges 16:20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep,
and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was
departed from him. 21 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to
Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.
SAMSON WAKES UP IN THE ENEMY'S CAMP ---
IN JAIL... HE GOT MORE THAN JAIL HOUSE RELIGION...
He worked like an animal all day... Let us discuss what you think SAMSON THOUGHT ABOUT
ON THE HARD BED IN HIS JAIL CELL?
LET US RUMINATE: SAMSON'S LIMITED VISION LEAD HIM TO A STUPID PRAYER LIFE?
BECAUSE SAMSON FAILED --- HIMSELF, HIS FAMILY AND HIS NATION SAMSON'S VISION
WAS SO LIMITED...
Judges 16:28 And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray
thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of
the Philistines for my two eyes.
WHY DID SAMSON PRAY ONLY THIS ONCE...
God could have used SAMSON AND HIS TESTIMONY OF GRACE MANY MORE TIMES...
SAMSON'S HANDICAPP REALLY HANDICAPPED HIS VISION OF IMAGINATION OF GOD
POSSIBILIES. WE MUST SEE BEYOUND OUR FAILURES.Our failures can open doors to
CHANGE our attitudes and choices.
LET US RUMINATE: SIX YEARS: 2190 DAYS...
THERE FOUR WORDS THAT WILL TELL SO MUCH ABOUT A PERSON.
WHAT DO YOU SEE? MAYBE: DO YOU SEE ANYTHING?