Sunday, April 30, 2023

Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders

 Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders

Joshua 3

The opportunity that lies around us as a church committed to be a part of God’s plan, requires more than mere amazement. To realize what God has purposed requires compelling leadership and dedication to God’s purpose. 

God always has a plan because God always has a purpose.

Going where you have never been before always requires courage and faith.

Vision Creates Expectancy v.1a

To neglect God's timing is to neglect His design for the accomplishment of His will.

It is vision and purpose that change the everyday circumstances of life into "opportunities". 

The question is not whether or not we are meeting needs, but whether or not we are realizing our mission in reaching people. 

Await God’s Plan v.1c

To rush in without a plan and coordinated effort is to invite chaos and confusion.

The difference in a mirage and a vision is the closer you get to a vision, the more real it is.

Share the Vision v.2-4a 

Leadership that shares the burden communicates the vision and directs the work

Selling a vision is sometimes the hardest when things are good where you are.

Secure Commitment v.5 

"Consecrate" - set apart, sanctify, lay aside for holy purpose

Accepting a new challenge means that WE will be different because of a new way, a new response a new purpose.

True Consecration to God will most always be commitment to a task, not a feeling.

Step Out in Faith v.6-17b

The weak in faith find that nothing seems to work and the strong in faith find that nothing seems to fail.

Standing still is often necessary to gain perspective on both the need and the supply.

We will move into our potential corporately when we accept our responsibility individually.

Follow Through v.17c

Leadership demands that there be “followship.”

The Decision to Follow God:

  • Demands accepting His direction based on the needs He places about us.
  • Demands full faith in His perspective and power, not our own wisdom and programs.
  • Demands acceptance of change in ourselves and our church to meet the needs of our mission field. 

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