Summary: God has a beautiful plan for individuals and for churches, and often we let the opportunity slip unfulfilled through our hands. Claim the double portion!
THE VALLEY OF THE UNCLAIMED
DEVELOP A MINDSET TO BE BLESSED!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
This is a three part lesson.
I. INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE?
Do we have a generational mindset of leaving God’s plan
A. HAVE YOU DEVELOPED PLANS THAT WILL ACCOMPLISH GOD’S PURPOSE IN YOUR FAMILY?
B. People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan, then doom and gloom lies before them for the lack of planning?
C. Do you have an individual plan to release God’s purpose in your daily life? Does your family have a plan? How about your church?
D. Good growth is not an accident!
E. Let me start by saying a great truth:
CHANGE WILL OCCUR WHEN THE PAIN OF CHANGE BECOMES LESS
THAN THE PAIN OF REMAINING THE SAME.
SEEMS WE ARE PLANNING THE FUTURE BY THE PAST?
F. Let me add another comment: Theological debates are great places to hide from an encounter with a loving, living God.
G. There are several steps to bring God’s release:
1. There is reality? It is easy to allow reality’s wind to drive our ship.
2. Then there is reflection?
3. Then there are visionaries? Some see things as they are and say why?
4. Others see things as they could be, and say WHY NOT?
5. Then there are those that know the value of projection.
II. WHAT ARE YOU PROJECTING?
A. Remember the sad verse Numbers 13:33 ?
---and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers,
AND SO WERE WE IN THEIR SIGHT.
B. Are we projecting faith and deliverance?
C. IF YOU ARE DOG TIRED AT NIGHT, IT MIGHT BE YOU GROWLED ALL DAY?
D. Seems man finds for what he is looking.
I was standing with my neighbor, he knelt down and picked out a four leaf clover, in a few minutes he bent over again and he plucked up another four leaf clover. I was amazed.
Later, I was thinking, why did he find two four leaf clovers and I found none?
The answer is very simple. He was looking for them, I was not.
E. There was an old song my Dad sang, I overlooked an orchid while searching for a rose.
F. How many blessings has God planned for us that go unclaimed?
G. Our society seems to be overlooking the weightier issues that are important to the Christians success.
Sports, music, sex, movies, --- seems man can be annoying to be honest to no eternal purpose.
H. Nothing brings peace and tranquility to our hearts as much as a steady, planned purpose. God give us PASSION and PURPOSE!
III. THERE IS AN INVITATION TO MEET WITH THE LORD GOD!
GOD HAS A PLAN FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH!
THERE IS A VALLEY OF UNCLAIMED POWER AND STRENGTH!
SET YOUR SIGHTS! REACH FOR THE GOAL.
Philippans 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one think I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.
14 I PRESS TOWARD THE MARK FOR THE PRIZE of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
A. Peter knew Jesus and loved Him. One day Peter heard Jesus invite him to "COME" and Peter crawled over the side of the boat to experience walking on the water.
B. Since that day many have tried walking on the water without hearing the invitation. You better stay in the boat without the Divine Invitation!
Psalms 84:6 Who passing through the Valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.
7. They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
D. LIVING BIBLE
Psalms 84:6 When they walk through the Valley of Weeping it will become a place of springs where pools of blessing and refreshment collect after rains!
7 They will grow constantly in strength and each of them is invited to meet with the Lord in Zion!
E. The Message by E. H. Peterson
Psalms 84:6 The wind through the lonesome valleys, come upon brooks, discover cool springs and pools brimming with rain!
F. Dakes Annotated Reference Bible
The valley of weeping making a well of tears. Perhaps this refers to Bochim, the place of weeping. Those who weep and seek God will be refreshed by rain and pools of SPIRITUAL WATER.
Men who pray and weep before God GO FROM STRENGTH TO
G. Spirit Filled Life Bible
Psalms 84:6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
They make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools.
7. They go from strength to strength.
1. Baca is a type of surviving in dry conditions.
2. The rain is the early rain that begins to fall and it gives new life to sprouting plants and strength to men.