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Lessons from the Pasture, Part 2 (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard
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June 4, 2021 8:00 am

Lessons from the Pasture, Part 2 (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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June 4, 2021 8:00 am

Examining the life of David to understand how God prepares His leaders in obscurity before He elevates them to their calling in His own timing.

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Such a way that pleases God want to see the result of a publisher to see the result of God's season of preparation and your seasonal promotion because you motioned of them come from man promotion comes from the Lord, the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside the still waters.

He restores my soul hello and thanks for being here for today's destined for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard.

King David wrote Psalm 23 as a man learned the truth of his words as a young boy tending the sheep of his father Jesse during this season of preparation. David was learning how to rely on the divine ship so that he, in turn, could one day be a shepherd to the nation of Israel. As we continue our study of David today. Remember, do not despise the day of small beginnings, God uses them to prepare you for something bigger. Stay right here or listen to the podcast on right now. Let's join Pastor Paul for today's destined for victory message lessons from the past really come from the reassurance of knowing if I mess up God knows how to bring me back and may come back to me. You have the found out that God has good thing for me just like I have good things and make sure that there's a payoff that I bring them into a place where there is a table prepared in the presence of where they could graze in peace and security, and he said I learned that even where I am goodness and mercy are following me all the days of my life something that I got you question what you learn about God right now in your life the season where you are right now is designed to be a school teaching you about God and about God's presence right where you are.

I believe God to provide for my needs. When I lived in, but I didn't have to experience it because I had a good paying job. Everything was going well and that God could provide because he had many opportunities to do it single month to be exact. Things about God in your present circumstances. Some of you believe God can bless you. If you recall, give you the ability to recall your remember is what you have learned and committed and study what you don't know college or get into an environment God has placed you with what you got to trust him. Okay Lord I'm taken, you take this exam which children growing up we we played with them the night before the exam started early in elementary school through college believe God to give you recall now the qualifier is the only give you recall that what you studied see if you sleep, but we told him trust God that he will bless you why, because the Bible shows us that God have the best interest in causing his people to excel for his namesake Daniel shoulders about their peers in matters of learning and understanding the God care about the "spiritual but not care how will you handle your responsibility. God cares how well you work on your job if you're Christian position, God wants you to be the best you Cinnabon table and you somewhere in the corn beef and global let me see no office is my body. I don't know how God keeps you in the season where you are. David learned about God out there on the hill. He also learned about caring for what belongs to someone else principle in Luke 1612 Jesus said if you don't know how to take care of someone else's property will give you property of your own.

You have great dreams and vision about what God might do in your life in the future. The question is, how well are you handling your responsibilities now and I can't take somebody else's property. God always just like they always start practicing with somebody else's resources so that I can learn the lessons I need to learn so that God can teach me and then eventually he'll promote me. So David learned how to take care of his daddy sheep as though they were his own. You got to learn to do that in your life.

You gotta learn to cooperate before you try to operate dream about. All I dream a bit long day one will blow well before you explode. How well have you help someone else fulfill their calling of God will make you a call operator to teach you some lesson.

Personally, I have learned to trust people who have never cooperated but not operate rightly. I'm scared of you don't know how to follow the lead take someone else to do a good job taking care of your own because it's part of God's hello to bring us through that process. I am so glad before God turn me over and made me a senior pastor. He made me an associate pastor whose job was to build a vision of the senior pastor had that experience was seven years of just doing what was in the best interest of another persons minutes because it was in that context that God taught me how to shepherd his flock. God taught me how to deal with things when I disagreed with other people's decision. I remember times when I thought my dad was messing the past which made it even worse. And I knew there were times when I had about how some of the ministry on him and he with me. And then he will say that will do what I told you and to discuss it was all I had to learn that my job here is to bring his vision the past to help him accomplish what God has placed in his heart to do and as I do, that the Lord is setting me up because I can take somebody else's property and there were many times when we come to me and say what you know you just need to start your own church and I said no God has called me to do is call me to work here to serve here is called me to submit here is call me to help fulfill this man's vision and as I did, that the Lord was slowly but surely setting me up so that one day I knew what it was like to be a leader because I have supported and enabled a leader so I want to ask you how well you handling your current responsibilities. What is happening in your life now matters to God not only David that he should get how much Joseph in the Old Testament learned long before he became second to Pharaoh in Egypt, the context for learning what it was like to deal with relatives and turned on about the guy about how badly your old relatives are treating you what I saw a wonderful opportunity for you to grow. Joseph had his all physically leaving per day. But God said no not let that happen.

So the Lord sent a band of merchants down the road and that's not killing this not have his blood on my hands. That's just selling what we want to get rid of you feel when people love you and treat you right. Want to discard you. It's an opportunity to learn. It's an opportunity to grow, knowing they don't have a destiny in their hand.

Anyway, but God will use it to grow your God will teach you how to love people who don't know how to love you God will teach you to forgive people who are mistreating you and Charles find themselves sought out by his own brothers lessons. You can only learn in the pit is out there more lessons to learn what a guess about a result, learn how to develop a work ethic and work diligently again.

God uses them before he gives him notoriety and power. God says let me see how well you can take care of poppers up there wasn't even a person who walked with Jehovah. He was a pagan was he so you think you can work loudly on your job and it doesn't matter because I dwell on the job. Don't know God get all my time and all the people are doing the will of God know God will bless you well and prosper pagan situation.

The Bible says in always giving his last words and he said all by the way great saints who were in Caesar's house. Now Caesar was the pagan of all pagan but God has strategically placed Christian in Caesar's household and not think it is man, you need to know God, no gossip to cook his food given the best sweep floors, make sure his palace is clean, teach you how to take care people just because they are the object of his love, regardless of how their behavior will be right back with more today's destined for victory message from Pastor Paul, shepherd, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California listen to the broadcast on that's Pastor and there he also find a host of great resources at our online store will God gave the young man attested many past, but his reward was something no one would have expected Joseph story continues next, and the rest of today's message lessons from the pasture. Once again, here's Pastor Paul.

And you know what the Bible said about Jones of the Bible says God bless first house for Joseph's sake. Do you know your job can be blessed because of you. You are the godly influence and God if he chooses to bless your job because of you.

Well keep going to get the pink slip because of you and get the pink slip so you will know God you work as unto the Lord lessons in the pit. He learned lessons in poppers house. Then later on he loves lessons in prison because pop is why in God teach you all your circumstances. God teach you if you don't know whether he can keep you in the hour of temptation as you walk with him show you and Joseph found himself being tempted beautiful woman who said let's go to bed I can't do that I can write wickedness in the side of Joseph may not have known he had that much integrity until the situation because the Lord was with him to God to give your testimony but you don't get a testimony without a test testimony, but are you willing to go to the test and this woman tested him and he passed by the grace of God and what did he get for passing the test, he went to jail. You can always tie the blessing immediately to what you're going to sometime the blessing is delayed because God's got more lessons God taught him how to wait in person God taught them how to keep his attitude right in prison.

I know that because when he got out of prison.

The Lord was with him. He was still sharp. He was still loving. He was still focused on what got you know that some of us, the Lord, and let us go to prison for years. We did not commit all when I get out of here is all all that some people want to see no when you let the Lord work in your life. He is using that time to perfect what he's doing.

So we learned in the pit he learned in poppers out he learned in prison, so that when the Lord promoted him to the powerless. He was ready to handle it is going on in your life is God teaching you about himself right now I want you to open your eyes and realize that where you are now matters in terms of where God is taking you, don't despise where you are today. We put it this way, today's harvest is the result of what was sown in my yesterday's. So what I'm doing today is directly shaping my tomorrow nothing about it. What you are reaping the day as a result of things sown in days before and what you will reap. Tomorrow is the cliché by what you're selling today.

One time when my son Aaron was very young I was on a ministry trip preaching somewhere. My wife told me one day. I've been gone several days already and he he just was really missing me this particular day, and he said mommy when his daddy coming home and on this particular day she was able to sail you will be home tomorrow. He is very very young and so he was trying to grasp that concept, thought he knew what it meant, but the next morning.

She said when I went into wake him up. She said he opened his eyes and looked at me. She said the very first thing he said the next morning his mommy is today. Tomorrow is today. Tomorrow he met yesterday she said he's coming home tomorrow I want to know is the tomorrow you just about a smile broke out on his face because he realized that today get to see my daddy let me tell you something you are today is the tomorrow that was from yesterday delete you wake up you can go to battle blunder and wake up and wonder your success. The only way I get successive have to begin to so success is my only victory my badly discipline my determination, my family righteousness that leads to the tomorrow that God has planned for. Don't expect to have a sudden burst of success when you have a track record of failure what you have to do is say Lord give me the grace that day by day. I will begin to experience your grace for my life. So what are you doing today question you aspire to excellence in your career one day all one day I will be sent home a job your way. Here's the question how diligent and righteous are you on your job today righteous. You want God to bless you on your job.

Stop stealing pins and reams of paper and stealing time and well looking, so I thought I'd take an extra hour for lunch. Your supervisor is looking you got the wrong one in mine. The one you really want for the send you a little late for lunch get back from lunch. God is about God requested you say one day I want to be a minister.

I want to be a missionary. I want to be a musical artist and limiting the guy whatever it is, what are you doing in your local church today want to blow up one day what are you doing right now before you get to serve people how well you volunteering to serve people today your today matters to God. You want to own property. One that you believe God's will for your life one day on the multiple properties I can use the dock using the income streams I can really bless people. God bless you with multiple properties is a question why your written well number one are you paying your rent to somebody else right now to somebody else's property.

Secondly, how well you taking care of their property.

Things matter to God, the God you can track some believe God to bless you with your own. My goal is to let God bless me and use me and teach me in every phase of my life. So what are you doing today that is setting you up for a brighter tomorrow. I want to challenge you to make some decisions that today I am going to head in the direction of my destiny through diligence, determination, discipline. I am going to make sure that what I saw today is directly to what I hope to receive. Thanks so much for joining us for today's message lessons from the pasture. Pastor Paul Sheppard Joyce. We know from a studio in California pasture with Father's Day coming up later this month. I'm curious and I'm sure listeners are as well.

You look back on your childhood even your young adulthood.

What would you say is the most important lesson you learned from your father absolutely thanks for bringing it up when my dad meant so much to me.

I was blessed to be raised by a man who got saved in his teens. He had a godly mother who raised him and his siblings and she ended up having 10 children, nine of whom survived and she raised them.

In short, she had a man who didn't get saved until he was in his 80s, but she learned how to let her light shine and she raised my dad.

She told him later when I was pregnant with you. I laid my hands on my belly and I said, Lord, I want you to make a preacher out of this one, and he was the only preacher of the nine siblings that she had and he preached the gospel faithfully raised his five children in the church along with of course my mom and I love the legacy and I think of him often.

He died in 2008 as an 81-year-old man, but he was such a blessing to not only to me but to thousands of people as he shared the gospel and I thank God this month in particular for the legacy of a godly father such a great reminder Pastor Paul. Humility precedes almost every good thing God longs to give us, including our salvation in Jesus Christ, thanks for the great word of encouragement. Speaking of fathers and the wisdom we gain from them.

This month we have two very special guest to share with you yours for your best gift of $25 or more to Destin for victory. The first is Pastor Paul's book why God created dad's an insightful and inspirational look the subject of fatherhood through the lens of Scripture. The second is the audio CD attribute to my dad a message delivered by Pastor Paul following the death of his father.

Men and women alike will be inspired by these timely resources. That's why God created dad's and attribute to my dad our gifts to you this month for your best donation of $25 or more to Destin for victory. Call 855-339-5500 or visit Pastor to make a safe and secure donation online. You can also mail your gift to Destin for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538. If you're writing it down.

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That's next time he Pastor Paul Sheppard's message lessons from the pasture.

Until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory

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