Summary: We have choices set before us. One choice should be seeking that we might know Jesus in His power. We need to have understanding growing in our families and churches.
THE GIFT OF UNDERSTANDING!
LORD, GIVE ME AN UNDERSTANDING HEART ---
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I. THAT I MAY KNOW HIM ...
Philip. 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
James 4:7 (quickview)  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
A. WE MUST SUBMIT TO GOD.
B. RESIST THE ENEMY.
FLEE FROM SIN.
C. AS WE DRAW NIGH TO GOD --- HE PROMISES TO DRAW NIGH TO US.
D. TO UNDERSTAND:
To grasp the meaning of
To be thoroughly familiar with
To have the power to comprehend
To show sympathetic or tolerant attitudes
To have a firm mental grasp
A true and just evaluation or judgment of worth and value
E. TO KNOW :
To understand the meaning of something
To perceive directly
To have direct cognition of
To discern, to recognize
To be familiar with
To have experience
To be aware of the truth or facts
To have knowledge
To be in possession of exclusive knowledge or information
F. TO LEARN:
To gain understanding or knowledge or skill by study, instruction or experience
To come to knowledge
II. OUR GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND THE CHURCH THAT IS MUCH BIGGER THAN WHO WE ARE? OR WHAT WE ARE? DREAM BIGGER!
A. WE MUST KEEP OUR HEARTS AND MOTIVES PURE.
B. WE MUST ALIGN OUR HEARTS WITH HIS WORD.
C. CONDITIONAL BLESSINGS ARE OURS TO CLAIM.
THE PROBLEM OF THE HEART IS THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM.
III. WILL WE DARE TO ASK WHAT WE WANT GOD TO DO?
THERE ARISES BEFORE US TODAY THE OPPORTUNITIES OF DIVINE POSSIBILITIES!
WILL WE SEE GOD CAN DO ABOVE OUR POTENTIAL?
A. Do we understand the choices we make today can set in motion God’s potential?
B. Poor choices can become a trap of great doom?
C. We must arise with the heart of a humble, willing servant. We must acknowledge our limitations in the LIGHT OF HIS DIVINE POSSIBILITIES.
D. SOLOMON KNEW TO ASK BOLDLY --- WHY NOT BELIEVE FOR A RELEASE AND DELIVERANCE.
We can not allow the failures of the past dictate our DIVINE POSSIBILITIES!
E. THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING IS THE GIFT THAT REACHES BEHIND THE VEIL OF TODAY --- INTO THE REALM THAT PLEASES GOD!
BLESSINGS ARE RELEASED WHEN GOD’S PEOPLE MAKE GOD PLEASING CHOICES.
11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not