Summary: What are we going to do? A new day? A new week? A new year? No matter how flat the pancake there is always two sides. We need a greater insight to realize this obstacle is a new opportunity to trust God. Faith does not jump into darkness, faith steps into the LIGHT!
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGH ABOUT FLIPPING THE PANCAKE?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfinggers@aol.com (Two part lesson: GOD CAN)
WHATEVER THIS DAY HOLDS, THIS WEEK, OR THIS YEAR: REFUSE TO LIVE IN DOUBT AND FEAR, FLIP THE PANCAKE…
If the pancake is burning on one side, WHY NOT TURN IT OVER? TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT….
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG) I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
WE WALK BY FAITH, WE DO NOT LEAP INTO DARKNESS, WE STEP INTO THE LIGHT!!!
2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
FOR WHAT AM I SEARCHING? WE HAVE AN AGE OLD QUESTION: WHO AM I? WHY AM I HERE? THIS MESS IS A MESS?
There was a man that lived from 404-303 BC named DIOGENES OF SINOPE, he was a GREEK CYNIC. Diogenes IS BEST KNOWN FOR CARRYING A CANDLE OR LANTERN around Athens shining it into peoples’ faces, he was CLAIMING to be looking for a real person, an HONEST PERSON. Diogenes put a great importance on SELF-CONTROL and PERSONAL BEHAVIOR.
Diogenes considered there was too much focus on MATERIALISM instead of EXCELLENCE BEHAVIOR. So he rid himself of everything but an abandoned bathtub for his house and a cup that he used for a bowl for his food and to drink water. One day Diogenes saw a boy drinking out of his hands and he realized he did not even need a cup to sustain himself. So he gave the cup away.
DIOGENES felt like people were not FULLY AWARE of the impact of their words and deeds. He seemed to love to confront people to honest… Diogenes would carry a plucked chicken around and took it to people to declare what we were really like. He felt to be truly free we must HAVE INSIGHT and become aware of life’s meaning to find real peace.
WHAT MANNER OF PERSON ARE YOU? WHAT AM I REALLY LIKE…
Do we understand the difference in WHITE-WASHED and WASHED-WHITE? Do we have understanding and insight?
James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
James 1:22 (MSG) Don't fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! 23 Those who hear and don't act are like those who glance in the mirror, 24 walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.
25 But whoever catches a glimpse of the revealed counsel of God—the free life!—even out of the corner of his eye, and sticks with it, is no distracted scatterbrain but a man or woman of action. That person will find delight and affirmation in the action. 26 Anyone who sets himself up as "religious" by talking a good game is self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air.
DOES OUR INSIGHT AND PERSPECTIVE KNOW THE WORD OF GOD? IT IS ONE THING TO THINK YOU KNOW THE WORD AND A DIFFERENT THING TO TRUST THE WORD… JUST DO IT!
Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 (MSG) The last and final word is this: Fear God. Do what he tells you. 14 And that's it. Eventually God will bring everything that we do out into the open and judge it according to its hidden intent, whether it's good or evil.
WE SEEM TO FACE MANY FAILURES AND LIMITATIONS BECAUSE WE ALWAYS SEE THINGS FROM OUR SUBJECTIVE PERSPECTIVE… THIS IS THE END… WE CAN NEVER MAKE IT?
Did you hear about the street man standing in the middle of the road? He had a sign and said the END IS NEAR!