Obstacles Are Opportunities To Bear Fruit – Miranda Nelson.
Join Miranda for a very insightful message on how God uses obstacles to develop fruit in our lives. She looked mainly at Luke 8 (the storm), Joshua 5 (Joshua sends spies and finds Rahab) and Numbers 13 (even the fearful spies found good fruit). Here’s some highlights.
- Habakkuk 2:2-3 – Write the vision
- Decree a thing, and it will be esablished
- Joshua 5 – The people didn’t lose hope.
- Isaiah 55:8 – God’s ways are unusual.
- Humility is laying down our ways for God’s.
- Obstacles are opportunities to (1) Grow in relationship with God and learn to trust Him, and (2) Learn to use our authority.
- Luke 8:22 – Let’s go to the other side, then the storm (obstacle) came and Jesus said, “where is your faith?”
- Joshua 5 – spies found Rahab, Rahab was a jewel to be discovered. God moves us to discover the jewels.
- Every person we meet is a jewel to be discovered.
- Numbers 13:20-30 – Moses sent spies into the enemy’s land to get fruit!
- The others saw the giants, not the fruit. Caleb said “we will surely overcome”.
- As we minister, we reap the fruit that Jesus died for.
- Faith is believing exactly what God said, by His word and His Spirit.
- The fruit is found through obedience.