Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Every defeat contains the seed of a future victory. Pastor John Farley.
Friday, November 3, 2006
He doesn’t expect dust to produce.
GEN 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life(s); and man became a living being.
As we are being transformed by the Spirit of God into the image of Christ, He not only gives you a clearer understanding of the Word, but TLJC Himself is the Word coming to life within you.
It begins with learning mentally; however, you must then experience these truths for yourself.
ECC 12:7 Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
When will we ever stop wrapping human skin around God?
We focus on people; we look for security.
JER 17:5 Thus says the Lord, “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the Lord.”
David is saying, “Men come and go, like flowers that come and blossom and fade and die…..and therefore don’t compare yourself to others, especially in times of failure; look unto the Lord.”
Given the right perspective, even a failure can look great.
You cannot stay down because He even uses that failure to make a better person out of you, as He did with Paul.
Are you preparing yourself for tomorrow or are you like the fool who wants only to follow in the footsteps of another never to experience the greatness of personal victory?
Jesus saw man, not as what they were but as what they were to become.
Satan loves to use failure to separate us from God and divide us from one another so that we will lose morale, attitude, and our sense of humor, our relaxed mental attitude.
In times of failure continue to follow and obey the Lord in spite of how down you may feel.
Even your failures are a part of the “all” that His sovereignty rules over.
1. Learn to control your expectations.
2. Leave the results with God; you give it all you got: the results are God’s.