“Happy New Year” is what we all excitedly wished each other as we began this week…but, at a little stone church, beside the crashing waves of the pacific ocean along the coast of Hawaii…we we’re given this challenge:
None of us are promised a “happy”, crisis free, year! Actually, all of us will deal with some type of crisis or another! In fact, God allows these crises for a purpose! As we encounter them, it is an opportunity for us to live out our faith and see the miraculous power of God displayed!
So, we each should resolve to:
1. Seize the Opportunity of Obstacles.
As the Children of Israel stood facing the
2. Seize the
Jesus fed the multitude with just five loaves of bread and two fish! He look a situation where there simply wasn’t enough, and performed a miracle! (Matthew 14 ) Whenever we find ourselves in a position that seems like we don’t have enough _______ (fill in the blank….money, will power, etc…) it allows us to use our faith and depend on the grace of God to provide!
When Moses sent men into the
Sometimes we feel like it’s not “the will of God” when we are faced with uncertainty (giants) or opposition in our lives, but “the will of God” doesn’t always mean things are going to be easy in our relationships, work, church, etc…! Satan uses these devices to hinder us from doing the right thing! Don’t give up when things start getting uncomfortable!
2011 is going to be full of opportunity for the favor of God to flow as we exercise our faith!
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