THEY WILL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD
Ex 13:17 When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” Ex 13:18 So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea. The Israelites went up out of Egypt armed for battle.
• GOD’S WAY IS THE ____________ WAY
Ex 14:1 Then the LORD said to Moses, Ex 14:2 “Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp near Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon. Ex 14:3 Pharaoh will think, ‘The Israelites are wandering around the land in confusion, hemmed in by the desert.’ Ex 14:4 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.” So the Israelites did this.
• GOD’S WAY IS THE ____________ WAY
Ex 14:13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. Ex 14:14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Ex 14:15 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.
• FAITH IS ABOUT ____________ ____________ YOUR HAND
Ex 14:16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground. Ex 14:17 I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. Ex 14:17 I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. Ex 14:18 The Egyptians will know that I am the LORD when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen.”
• FAITH IS TRUSTING THAT GOD’S GOT ________ __________
Ex 14:19 Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, Ex 14:20 coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long.
Jas 4:6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: â€œGod opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.â€
â€¢ NAAMANâ€™S A __________________.
2Ki 5:1a Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aramâ€¦
â€¢ NAAMANâ€™S GOT _______________.
2Ki 5:1b He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.
2Ki 5:9 So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elishaâ€™s house. 2Ki 5:10 Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, â€œGo, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.â€ 2Ki 5:11 But Naaman went away angry and said, â€œI thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 2Ki 5:12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel? Couldnâ€™t I wash in them and be cleansed?â€ So he turned and went off in a rage.
â€¢ NAAMANâ€™S WILLING TO MISS OUT ON A ____________.
2Ki 5:13 Naamanâ€™s servants went to him and said, â€œMy father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, â€˜Wash and be cleansedâ€™!â€
â€¢ NAAMANâ€™S A LOT LIKE _______________.
2Ki 5:14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy. 2Ki 5:15 Then Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God . He stood before him and said, â€œNow I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel.
â€¢ JESUS UNDERSTOOD WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ______________.
Much of what you normally do isn't a result of conscious choices but a result of daily routine.
Now Daniel so distinguised himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. Daniel 6:3
At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.
Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. Daniel 6:10
Based on who you want to become, what one habit do you need to start?
How to Create a New Habit
1. Make it obvious.
2. Make it easy.
I will do ______ after I ______.
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. Zechariah 4:10 NLT
Successful people do consistantly what other people do occasionally.
Where in the bible does it say do just enough to get by?
IT’S OFTEN THE __________ __________THAT NO ONE SEES THAT RESULT IN THE __________ __________ THAT EVERYONE WANTS.
“This is what the LORD says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. 7 Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way; it will become a level plain before him! And when Zerubbabel sets the final stone of the Temple in place, the people will shout: ‘May God bless it! May God bless it!’ ” 8 Then another message came to me from the LORD: 9 “Zerubbabel is the one who laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it… 10 Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin…”
Zechariah 4:6-10 NLT
“It’s the little things that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
- John Wooden
Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. Isaiah 54:2
9 So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. 10 For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. 11 So let us do our best to enter that rest. Hebrews 4:9-11 NLT
YOUR ONE WORD IS: ___________________________.
YOUR ONE WORD VERSE IS: ____________________.
21 “The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together! Matt 25:21 NLT
BURN THE PLOWS
1Ki 19:19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. 1Ki 19:20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother good-by,” he said, “and then I will come with you.” “Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?” 1Ki 19:21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his attendant.
Jn 14:12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
1) An Invitation To A Higher _______________.
1Ki 19:19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him.
2) An Invitation To A Deeper _______________.
1Ki 19:20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother good-by,” he said, “and then I will come with you.” “Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?”
3) An Invitation to a Greater _______________.
1Ki 19:21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his attendant.
Jn 5:1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews. Jn 5:2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Jn 5:3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. Jn 5:5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. Jn 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” Jn 5:7 “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” Jn 5:8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” Jn 5:9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.
THE LONGER A PROBLEM PERSISTS…
• THE MORE _______________ YOU BECOME.
• THE MORE _______________ YOU MAKE.
• THE MORE YOU LEARN TO _______________.
DO YOU WANT TO BE WELL?
Jn 5:8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” Jn 5:9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.
I DON’T WANT TO HEAR YOUR _______________,
I WANT TO SEE YOUR _______________.