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July 8, 2021 8:00 am
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They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength they shall mount up with wings as eagles. That's Isaiah 4031 and this is destined for victory coming up next pastor Paul Sheppard returns to the story of David in his message when destiny seems delayed.
But first he joins me now for a studio in California will pastor from any listing life is beginning to get back to some semblance of normal, but I'm wondering in doing so, how quickly we will forget about some of the things we learned over the past year plus what you thinking about what is the hope that us as followers of Jesus will remember as we emerge from all of this.
I'm committed to taking no day for granted. That's what I learned during this pandemic is a passage in James chapter 4 actually that is really spoken to me in a fresh way. Now listen, you who say today or tomorrow will go to this city or that spend a year there, carry on business and make money.
Then he said why you don't even know what will happen tomorrow and he asked the question what is your life and he answers the question you're a missed that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Boy if that was never driven home before the pandemic drove it home because we saw a loved one's friends who we expected to live long, prosperous lives there now with the Lord and it reminds us that there is no guarantee for longevity. We all hope to live long and fruitful lives, but the reality is we gotta take each day for what it gives us the opportunity to listen to God's voice to do his will to follow his spirit because that's what's most important day by day and even making daily plans. We gotta preface everything by saying, Lord willing mechanical because when I was know what's around the corner. Yes sir I grew up around saints who when they would hear you say when you go to do something they would just tell us present when we were kids. They say if the Lord wills and then we have to put that in.
In the sentence before they let I think we've relearned that this yes absolutely it's only going to happen if he blesses us with the life, health and strength to do.
There is no doubt we've gone through some severe challenges in the past year or so and we know life will bring more challenges in the future. With that in mind pastor Paul Sheppard has a bucket to share with you this month.
Finding strength in tough times you discover three lessons from David's years as a fugitive that will help you handle life's troubles in a way that prepares you for the promise God has ready for you that's finding strength in tough times.
A booklet from Pastor Paul in our gift to you by request for your generous gift to Destin for victory today. Call 855-339-5500 or visit pastor Paul.net to make a safe and secure donation online. You can also mail your gift to Destin for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538. Again, that's Destin for victory. Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538, but it can also be accounts because God will technology God is not up to a quick walk in your life the best things God will bring are not coming so they are not coming quickly, but they will come to pass. David had already been anointed to be the next king of Israel, but he waited 13 years before sending to the throne today on Destin for victory pastor Paul Sheppard shares three critical decisions.
David in the center of God's will decisions that will help us when were waiting on God to lead us to our destiny. So now here's pastor Paul this message when destiny seems delayed.
One of the tricks of the enemy when you tell time to get you to Jeff somewhere to the side of the road of your life and let them pass you by and said things that and feel sad feeling that your changes all by itself may lose, you will feel like going to church. They'll be staying in and see you all happy. You don't need to be around those have a pity party you want to be confused by happy folk when you want to have a pity party. You can only invite certain you send out to go pick up all the pity party you send out to loneliness house and you give little instructions and the output let alone his house and start to say you got the knock on the door.
Don't be discarded. Don't answer right away. The lights will be off to the NL about himself. Go get loneliness, put them in the van bring to the party, then drive over to anger and bitterness house. The twins will be five… Don't make no sense all the no settled family doesn't it put them in the van bring to the party stop by fears house UK just not going annoyed, fears, house to go to the window and show me all put them in the van bring to the book you have all when you sit in home have a pity party. You need to get with somebody can tell you God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that you can have to imagine that somebody in your life connected. The Bible says do not forsake the assembling of yourself to gather with other believers when you're going through tough times, get up in the midst needs to pray for me. I need somebody to encourage me.
I need somebody to help me not going to do it by myself and all leave me the enemy will hide you during times like you don't feel like these people. They don't love you.
Nobody cares about you all doing their own thing that I worried about you so you'll find some folks who are insensitive, you'll find some folks who have no doctor-patient that's just called me on the planet that is Motley crew that showed up somewhere in this summer, and that would be contented like a bunch you want to hang out with what the Bible says they lead them. They all fellowship with one another. Baby was ministering to them ministering encouragement and support with him to let him know you're not yourself but we're going ourselves. We help you when you need something to make you perfect people you reach out for help perfect people love you and will help you what you go through go through the family of God, checking out the church to see if we are worthy enough for their membership, checking us out on this watching, looking for a reason to stay isolated, looking for imperfections of listen, don't go looking for the perfect church for two reasons. Number one because there is no perfect church. Secondly, because you find it and you'll join what you want to do that we might not be what we all believe in God we know in the right direction that you want to get on the wood folk who are hidden in the right direction. Believe in God for great thing to call somebody out of isolation. Now before I get over this point, let me tell you one more thing about this point, which is not just saying that you know that is very critical and if you are able-bodied and can in any way you need to get into a healthy well-balanced cry · find church you need to do what you need to be committed and connected the consumer to see what they have to offer you, as a committed connected person to be part of what God is doing day but let me tell you something. It's not just about church because truth be told, go to church and be isolated. You can set among all and be in a world all by your self, I submit to you that the loneliest place is when you are disconnected and a crown when you get it you look around. It's reinforced I am alone.
Loneliness of being all around people, they smile and overhear a check over there making lunch appointment the same group had a working minister to get and you just standing there thinking I wish somebody cared enough to ask me how I'm doing their people but they don't know where you are until you don't go away were only about halfway through today's Destin for victory message with pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor of destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California if you joined us late today or if you want to listen any recent Destin for victory program online.
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You can listen on demand. That's also the place to find links to all of Pastor Paul's social media, including YouTube, you can watch some of his best video clips. That's pastor Paul.net now here's Pastor Paul and the rest of today's Destin for victory message when destiny seems delayed enough when you are doing lie when you know you just got finished drying your tears and you don't know what the next step to take to say what you play with me, would you just take a few minutes and hear my heart so that you will know how to pray for what going somebody obviously every body reaching out to people seems a little over here who came to him.always make sure somebody that bought the T-shirt. No, what it feels like that kind of pain and they can walk with you.
We can learn from this. David maintained his consciousness of God's presence.
He maintained his connection with God's people finally, he maintained his confidence in God's promise realized that I must look to the Lord himself until he brings my destiny to pass the Bible say 26.
He is talking to Saul.
He said the Lord rewards every man for his righteousness, and talking to Saul on the second occasion when the Lord delivered Saul into his David said he said the Lord reward every man for his righteousness and faithfulness. The Lord delivered to, but I would not lay a hand on the Lord's anointed and look at the next statement.
I value your life today, so may the Lord value my life and me from all my trouble… For your deliverance is all said and done, we can help one another.
We can pray for them. We can encourage one another, but we will hold the key your destiny doing in your life who have become the good work and you know where you are and you to be looking to you to bring me to the phone looking for you to retire this transition God for myself the next thing God did it know how he will bring up the path for me from all of my trouble.
I want somebody to make up in your mind that you're going to be tenacious and hold on to the promise of God to cast away your confidence because it will be actually rewarded within the next six if you have need of patience that you've done the will of God you lived your life in his present connected to his people. The will of God, you will receive what he has promised me patients without the patient generation encourages patients since the time we get done faster, more conveniently, but it can also be a curse because God love technology… Up to a quick work in your life. Sometimes the best things you gotta wait all the best things God will bring.
I'm not coming so they are not coming quickly, but they will come to pass.
Things start getting worse.
God knows when and how worse.
God knows how you out of trouble. God knows how to put you at the right place at the right time appointment with the recent blessing, little lady with everything she had tried to get well. The Bible says she had wasted money trying to get better, but instead she got progressively worse.
I want to tell somebody report.before you call the ballgame yet because you're not the referee. God knows what he's up to in your life.
Despair and discouragement.
Jesus was coming that way in the Bible says she decided I'm getting depressed while he was coming down the street and she got in the press want to get because were told she said I can just see in a bleeding condition. She is hemorrhaging for 12 years. She is weak and anemic and the Bible says she was considered unclean in that cultural time and not supposed to be out in public be an conspicuous face-to-face appointment.
Tell him this is important enough all that is reaching down and touching something around me. The Bible says this in the midst of a crowd and one of the disciples. I think I know who said that all these people all around. We how to get down the street and you want to know one another sometime around about this guy. Jesus said no you don't understand, just touching because they hurt my reputation and they want to be close to me. They want to get cold and had a cousin who don't know how to work the camera, take a picture. I quit just wait a minute with a baby body me with urgency. Somebody somebody you will you went out of me.
They made off all something leave me but until I find out who it will and the little lady perhaps afraid that she had done something. She said it was me. But Jesus looked at her and he said daughter she's the only woman in the Gospels that Jesus ever called daughter he said daughter, your faith has made you well you held on until he came in your faith has made you well. I want to tell somebody don't you throw away your faith, you can call what your timeline when we had a Lord I would really like you to move about in the month deadline and in the deadline by now. What you don't do translate I believe how time lines messed up so that you can tell me when you when I'm ready.
In the fullness of time on my calendar. That's why so that you can and not by sight. I want somebody who's going through a challenging.
When you don't know what's going to understand that God wants you to maintain a consciousness of his presence. A connection with his people and a confidence in his promise for everything God promised he will. God is not a man that he should not the son of man that he should repent every set if he promised to bring if you are going through a period of waiting today. Remember you are not waiting on God.
He's waiting on you to grow to mature to be seasoned so that in the fullness of time to be fully equipped to achieve the destiny to which he is called you. Thanks so much for joining us for today's message when destiny seems to late to find out more about destined for victory or a thank you gift for your generous donation today. Be sure to stop by your website. Pastor Paul.net that's Pastor Paul.net. I want you to get used to the fact that God blesses you are going to get find some people can't rejoice with you when you rejoice when not everyone is thrilled when the Lord's hand is upon you. That's tomorrow in Pastor Paul Shepard's message finding strength in God. Until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory