Sunday, June 23, 2019


1 SAMUEL 9:1-20a

I.    God is at work in the seemingly ordinarypartsof your personal life to reveal his collectivepurpose
· We tend to only think of our own presentmomentand all but forget how God is eternal

· God is still at work in you for a purpose that will have an effect on others.

A. God is at work in your familybackground(v.1-2)

· God has placed you in your family for a reason, and He is using your circumstancesto   bring about His purposefor your life.

· You are not a victimof your past, but you are a productof your choices.

B.   God is at work in your setbacks.(v.3-4)

· All too often we get hung up praying for donkeys when God is preparing our destiny.

C.   God is at work in the timingof your circumstances(v.11-14)

· Your timing may be off, but God’s timing is alwaysperfect

· God is orchestrating heaven and earth to make sure the timingin your life is just right to revealHis purpose.

II.  God’s work is not done haphazardly, but according to a custom-builtplan.
A.   God’s plan precedes your present circumstance and is biggerthan you. (v.15-16)
· God’s plan included the whole nation of Israel and their deliverancefrom the Philistines. 

B.  God’s plan is on a need-to-knowbasis. (v.17)
· Your job in situations where you are having to make decisions is to readGod’sWordpray, and make the best decision you can make with the information you have. 

C.   God’s plan is often differentand always better than your plan. (v.18-20a)
· Isn’t it encouraging to know that God is at work in your life, even the parts that seem ordinary, to show Himself extraordinary.

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