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Summary: God needs you! God needs what you have! We may feel that what we have may not be what is needed? God has blessed you. You might need to invest what you have to release a miracle.

STONE SOUP --- GIVE WHAT YOU HAVE?

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

TYRONE: (Unknown)

There was a small boy in elementary school. He had trouble with his learning and his social skills. His teacher hated him and would often call him stupid and lazy. He was clumsy and always causing trouble. Tyrone’s teacher would fuss and put Tyrone down for his stupid words and behavior. His teacher often screamed: Tyrone you are good for nothing and you are driving me crazy. Tyrone, you will be in prison all your life, you are worthless and can never learn.

Tyrone would come home from school and cry. He would tell his mother I will not return to school, my teacher is mean to me. So one day the mom walked to school with Tyrone to see what was really going on with her son. The teacher said I will be very honest with you. Tyrone is stupid and very lazy. He is failing in every class. He can’t get along with the other kids. Tyrone is the dumbest boy I have ever taught.

The mom had Tyrone grab all his stuff and they left school in tears. She was hurt for how her son was treated. She moved to Cleveland, Ohio and never returned there.

25 years later the teacher had a serious heart condition. There was only one place in the world that could treat this condition. Yes, only in Cleveland, Ohio was there treatment to save this teacher’s life. So the teacher traveled to the heart Institute at the Cleveland Clinic for major life threatening heart surgery. No other clinic was doing this procedure. So the teacher traveled to Cleveland and the major surgery was very successful.

After her surgery she was on life support. She looked up into the doctor’s face to THANK HIM for saving her life. The teacher found out she could not talk because of the breathing tube. She was looking up into the doctor’s eyes and she suddenly turned very blue, she raised her hand to say something to the young doctor but she died before she could say anything to him.

The doctor was so surprised that the woman had died so suddenly. Then the doctor turned around to see Tyrone the new janitor in the clinic. Seems Tyrone unplugged the teacher’s life support machine to plug in his vacuum cleaner.

Seriously, did you think Tyrone became the heart surgeon and operated on his old mean teacher? If you thought that, you probability voted for Hillary Clinton in the last election? (Unknown)

GOD NEEDS YOU! GOD HAS A PLAN TO USE YOU AND WHAT EVER YOU HAVE?

There are always 3 things to consider: 1. Cost? 2. Worth? 3. Value? What is significant? What is important to you? What is important to God? If you were going to DIE in 15 minutes would you see more in the light of eternity?

Exodus 4:2 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.

How much did Moses pay for his ROD or STAFF? What was the Worth of the rod? The worth might depend on if there was a snake coiled for attack? What was the value then?

Somewhere in Moses’ journey we find a CHANGE? Cost? Value? Worth? We cannot always see with our eyes, sometimes we must see with our heart? God open the eyes of my heart that I MIGHT SEE!

Exodus 17:9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.

THERE ARE MORE THAN EXTERNIAL CHANGES… Moses learned cost, value and worth in people. Moses had to learn the value of obedience and team work. The rod works better with HELP OF OTHERS.

Exodus 17:12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. THANK YOU AARON AND HUR.

JUST SAY: THE LORD HAS A NEED… THE 7TH ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM… CALLED THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY…

The was a God plan that Jesus would come into Jerusalem riding a donkey. The crowd was yelling Hosanna, Hosanna, Blessed is he who you comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest…

Mark 11:2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him. 3 And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.

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