Summary: Life is more than a destination, life is about the journey. Let us follow Elijah to see the journey to receiving the Mantle of God. Gilgal, Bethel, Jericho, Jordan.
THE JOURNEY EXPECTATION, POTENTIAL TO THE MANTLE!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com (Part #2)
We are all on a journey! We walk on a spiritual PILGRIMAGE… We search for more. We desire to find God’s holy place of sacred growth. God has a course of action (COA) for your life. Will we be content in accepting less than our best for God? Get up! Get up now and let us find the heart of God. Come and go with me to the very HEART OF A HOLY GOD.
Are we human beings having a spiritual experience? Or are we spiritual beings having a human experience? Do we develop a tendency to twist our priorities and so blur our real calling that we lose our spiritual focus? Are we living our daily life so that we confuse what life’s main thing really is? Do we consider God’s eternal value system? By the way, THE MAIN THING IS TO KEEP THE MAIN THING THE MAIN THING. Can you define the main thing?
WE HAVE A GREAT DUTY TO GROW DEEP ROOTS AND MODEL GOD TO OUR FAMILY, CHURCH AND SOCIETY. Define for me your COURSE OF ACTION (COA.) Are you clearly making progress or are you in the RUT of sameness? Let us study THE PILGRAMAGE TO FINDING THE VERY HEART OF GOD. Then we must pass on the torch to able hands to advance the Kingdom of God.
GUIDANCE? ARE WE INVESTING IN THE TEAM? PREPARATION! EFFORT!
Is our journey to find God defined by hurt and disappointment? This can destroy the progress of the team. Hurt people never hurt you because of who you are? They hurt you because of who they are! We must allow the Holy Spirit to guide us beyond our potential into the realm of DIVINE POTENTIAL!
To have a successful ball team, we must learn how to make progress and learn and apply greater effort to develop the talent, first of ourselves, then help those that we serve to be better than we have been. Much of this depends on PREPARATION and EFFORT. THE HEAD COACH LISTENS, THEN HE SELLS THE PROGRAM IN CLEAR COMMUNICATION … to the other coaches. THE SUCCESS OF A WINNING TEAM DEPENDS ON TOGETHERNESS AND UNITY of teamwork. DUES HAVE TO BE PAID… THERE MUST BE A PURPOSE IN OUR JOURNEY.
WE NEED TO FIND THE PATH THAT LEADS EVER UPWARD. Many confuse the JOURNEY WITH THE DESTINATION, WHEN REAL GROWTH IS ABOUT THE JOURNEY!
We are studying THE MANTLE OF GOD AND OUR POTENTIONAL. We find Elijah has the MANTLE OF GOD. Elijah sees a young, strong young man plowing in a field and offers Elisha the opportunity to minister and follow him and find the JOURNEY TO OBEDIENCE and TRUSTING GOD. Elisha accepts the honor of knowing God in a personal relationship. LIFE IS A JOURNEY.
God is looking for opportunities to reveal Himself to mankind. Seems we want to yield to opposition and limit the HAND OF GOD… we are weak, BUT GOD IS STRONG! God’s eyes are running to and fro looking for opportunities to REVEAL HIS LOVE AND POWER. God is not reluctant to help His people.
Looking for a perfect heart.
2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
2 Chronicles 16:9 (MSG) GOD is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him. You were foolish to go for human help when you could have had God's help. Now you're in trouble—one round of war after another."
JOURNEY: The act of traveling from one place to another, passage from one place to another,
OPPORTUNITY: a good chance, amount of time something can be done, a good chance to advance, break
POTENTIAL: Existing in possibility, capable of development, a chance something will develop, the ability that someone has that can be developed, capable.
ANTICIPATION: Visualization, expectation, looking forward, A FEELING OF EXCITEMENT ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN, the act of preparing for something,
ALL OF LIFE IS A JOURNEY, THERE ARE MANY PATHS BEFORE EACH INDIVIDUAL. YOU WILL MAKE THE DECISION WHICH PATH YOU WILL TAKE. You make the decisions how far you will go and how long you will stay? What are you expecting? What dream will you pursue? You decide if you will have joy? Anger? Peace? War?
HOW INSANE IS IT TO KEEP THE SAME THINKING PATTERNS AND THE SAME ACTION AND EXPECT A DIFFERENT OUT COME? You can never change until can accept you need to change. We must acknowledge there is a better way. Many people decide the whole world is rotten and they think “I AM OK!” How sad this trap can be. Forever stuck in a rut.