- Believes in his children
- Desires his child’s happiness
- Knows His child’s needs
- We trust Him with the results.
- We believe that He can handle it.
- We trust that He has a solution.
- We don’t doubt His sovereignty.
- We really believe in something we can’t see.
- We don’t have a solution.
- We can’t handle it.
- We’re not going to mess with it.
- We’ve become dependent on someone else.
- We’re willing to admit our inadequacies.
“When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops. Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.”
I have no idea where you are today. I have no clue what you’re going through. I have no idea what is getting to you.
I do know, however, that God is faithful.
After everything else fades, God remains. When all else has failed, God continues to prevail! When things seem dim, we can always trust in Him!
Tonight at Pneuma, we’re wrapping up our “Yes, Even You” series. Last week we talked about how God can use Ordinary People and tonight we’re going to talk about how God wants to use Extraordinary Sinners. Here are some key concepts to understand when we look at our sinful nature and God’s desire to use us:
Genesis 25: 29-33 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom.) Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.” “Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?” But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.
2 Timothy 2:24-25 And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,”
Colossians 1:13-14 have been stuck in my head all day. Here’s what it says…
“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”