Monday, June 23, 2008

hang on to your fork [+] Monday E-Devotion

During Perry Noble's One Prayer message he used an illustration that really stuck with our people at The Community Fellowship.
 
Perry talked about his mom telling him during a meal she prepared to "hang on to his fork because something sweeter is coming out of the kitchen soon."  He said that he knew this meant something good was coming, and the point was that God is at work, doing big things and sweeter stuff than we have ever seen.
 
The illustration was so good that a group of our older ladies got a bunch of forks and put ribbons on them.  Then, yesterday morning, passed them out to everyone at our Community Worship.  It was sweet.  It was awesome.  It is a fact that we are expecting God to do stuff that is bigger and better than we have ever seen before.
 
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (nlt) --- Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.
 
Isaiah 43:19 (nlt) --- For I am about to do something new.  See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?I will make a pathway through the wilderness.I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
 
What are you expecting God to do?  The same old stuff or new stuff, bigger than before?  He is at work all the time, yet most Christians fail to see God and fail to acknowledge what He is doing.  Why don't we see Him or seek Him or expect Him to work?  It is because we are not expecting anything from Him. 
 
Boys and girls, it is time to "hang on to your fork."  We are about to see God do sweeter stuff than we have ever seen before!
 
I was listening to Perry last night on my iPod, and he made a comment that has stuck with me.  I want to ask all you people to take some time to ponder this one:
 
"95% commitment to God is 5% too short."  Perry Noble (from the last part of the Me or Jesus series)
 
The rest of this week we will be talking about ONE PRAYER using the platform that Ed Young set up for us in his message Lord, Make Us Wake Up.  May God continue to make His church one and make us a powerful force for kingdom growth in the places we go and in the people we encounter!
 

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