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When your faith pushes you quit pushing back Lord lead me as I move in this direction legally give me clarity as I move in this direction, but you know what faith cannot give something I don't.
If you want to walk on water. You've got to be willing to get out of your boat hello and welcome to Destin for Victor with pastor Paul Shepard in her last broadcast pastor Paul began telling us about the keys to receiving more from God. He continues that theme today as he takes us once again to the life and the prayer of a man named Jabez. It's a message about faith as we know from Hebrews 11 six without faith it is impossible to please God.
Today's message is straight ahead so stay with us here or visit pastor Paul.net to listen to Destin for victory on demand. You can also subscribe to the podcast that Google podcasts work wherever you get now is pastor Paul. Today's Destin for victory message keys to receiving more from God. God put you where you are to speak to people just so appointment you are ready to meet the appointment. Some leaves you will get what God wants him to get from you to somebody else but you get a blessing. If you walk in obedience and sensitivity to the spirit so you got to understand that your exposure is intentionally God working in your life when exposed to the people, places, things and works two ways. Sometimes the Lord this somewhere you want to go in the Holy Spirit to say no. I want you there have to be very recently something I just thought I should want to go to this particular conference center in the am going to start never been that compass heard a lot about my pastor friends go and what have you. And so I make it a point every year to get some strategic places to get exposure so I can come back and be a greater blessing and so this is going this year and the other day I told my wife and since suddenly I'm not feeling we had bought tickets yet, and we just compare those it will not feel that God many wonderful folk will be there somewhere you could even be about avoiding something to be about your supposed to be somewhere else. Remember when Paul was ministering during his missionary journey and he wanted to go to certain areas and the Scripture say in the book of acts the Lord forbade him would let him go, and I'm sure he was one of what's going on, but eventually the Lord gave him a dream man from Macedonia. Remember that stand in their same come over to Macedonia and help us.
Suddenly he realize I can't be over there because God called me to be in Macedonia learn to be sensitive. Follow the movements of the spirit and quit trying to understand everything. I don't know why God will let me go, but he won't so I'm just going to be content, sometimes you'll avoid trouble that way. I've known people who said some for some reason I didn't get on that plane and the plane crash. You can follow the leadings of the Lord exposure F stands for faith F stands for faith. What is your faith pushing you to do some menu when you see it when you hear when you get exposed to your faith keeps pushing you in a certain direction, look at how your faith is pushing you.
I keep wanting to pray for people at this trouble, but your faith is pushing you. I keep wanting to minister in this context of faith is pushing you that some people I keep wanting to call on the phone is like this like I'm supposed to tell them something.
Your faith is pushing you when your faith pushes you quit pushing back say Lord lead me as I move in this direction legally give me clarity as I move in this direction, but you know what faith cannot continue give it something that don't see a lot of folk want to have a faith that manifests first no-no you move first you gotta be like Peter.
Peter said Lord of the storm.
See at that point, his faith now have pushed him to ask the Lord permission.
And the Lord granted permission. Now most of thing he's got a get out the vote for a lot of us say you know what I project were going and that will delight you.
He out there walkies that I go my walk to and a lot of folk stay in the boat and write books about walking on water right blogs about walking on water, tweet about walking on water Facebook about walking on water and they never walked on water, get your happy hips boat is my word to you in Jesus name. Jesus said happy hips.
Yes, you get the boat in the boat. It takes a total commitment. I've heard from God.
He's given me is Asian moving toward you never come to California 1989 unless I got in the car, kiss my wife, kids got in the car, pointed it west. Everything was telling people tell me why would you leave you the heir apparent in your daddy's church.
The people who love you. You're a real prophet who has honoring his own country and across country to 34 people makes no sense for you to try to talk me out of my car try to talk me out of it. All across the country to but I believe that was ministering if I went to the West Coast. I believe God is me to stay on the East Coast. I could preach on the East Coast, but I was not knowing it for the rest of my ministry there where the anointing was pushing me and some wouldn't be saved if I'd stayed in one be discipled. You wouldn't be where God's taking you because God had a divine appointment. And you gotta let your faith push you into obedience.
It's not comfortable it's scary, but do it anyway God puts you to go back to school your mindset. Make no sense you to all you can think like you something you would be good soon when you had a gunshot brain.
I would now telling you know those courses you will say Lord like these people except me sharpen my brain.
Jesus read told me, let me get this locked in this knowledge but your faith push you into obedience and the GG stands for gifts gifts what gifts has God given you want to know what God wants out of you look at what he put in you. What gifts of their he put those there useful to give him a return on that investment. That's why he put it there.
So what gifts are there to spend your time. I guess you don't have no one to do and that's where purpose is, and that's what Jabez has reference to when he says enlarge my territory. Lord help me to give you a good return on your investment. He was able then to pray for things and asking the Lord's name. He was able to look at his burns look at the conferral look at the dreams look at the exposure look at the faith look at the gifts and make his life more significant.
And when you are kingdom first, then you can ask God for more favor more access, more influence, more property more money more partnerships with coming up next.
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We know you will love watching selected video clips by subscribing to pastor Paul on YouTube for more details and links to all of the social media be sure to visit pastor Paul.net well if you want God to lead you to new heights. You have to climb a few hills pastor Paul with the rest of today's message keys to receiving more from God. I'm starting to get stirred up. I want to ask for crazy miracles in this season of when I asked God for stuff done. He makes sense. What other folk don't pray don't have faith was a are you out of your mind know at this point we have not because we just want you kingdom first Gordon ask God for what it is you need to accomplish as well so you can become. No, as God's man falsely humble ask for Lord in your name I ask that you would bless me enlarge my territory, he said, Lord, let your hand be with me and keep me from harm so that I'll be free from pain. That's how we ended the pray Lord let your hand be with me and keep me from harm so that I'll be free from pain, your hand, whatever you see the hand of the Lord. If you did a study in the Scriptures about the hand of the Lord, the hand of the Lord does different things to the Scriptures, because our God is not a physical being.
He is spirit. It went on to describe if the writers of Scripture will describe the movements of God throughout history they take our features and use them so that we can understand so you'll read scriptures where it talks about the high Lord is upon the righteous ear of the Lord hears their cry is not a God has a physical I have ears the spirit but trying to show you.
God is spirit, but he does see God is spirit, but he does hear you when you pray God is spirit, but he does speak to us out of his mouth and same regard the Bible says there is the hand of the Lord. What is the hand to hand accomplishes things that the will has determined you see something in your will say that I want to pick that up while Jahan does. I need to move the chair from here to there your hand.
So when you see the hand of the Lord is taught about the movements the activity of God in your life. Jabez said, Lord, I want to see your activity in my life. I don't want you to be passive in my life. I want to be active. I want you I want you to guide me take me where you want me to go.
Lord you take a located by the hand. Come on somebody you take your child or grandchild by the hand that you're going in number directions but you guide them with your hand. Jabez said, Lord, I want you to enlarge my territory and make the right direction.
So God guide me with your hey let me go where you want me to go. I don't want to show up somewhere and you're not there. Lord guide me into divine appointments.
Guide me so that I sit next to the right person talking to the right person strike up the right conversation. Guide me, Lord provided clear to you. Sometimes you just want conversation away from a miracle. One conversation away from something that's going to change the course of your life. Guide me. Give me divine appointments. Make sure I'm in the right place at the right time God guide me with Jahan the hand of the Lord goes out against the enemies of the Lord, sometimes in Scripture see the hand of the Lord was against them, but then you see other places the hand of the Lord blessed. He said guide me, Lord, give me favor give me blessing hand of the Lord gave Nehemiah favor when you read the book Old Testament book of Nehemiah.
Nehemiah was the king's cupbearer. But this man had a burden to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem and he works for pagan King.
Jerusalem is about God's people. Why would a pagan King give you leave of absence you work directly in his throne room during his cupbearer you taste his wine and pour his wine you serve him you are his learn why would a pagan King and his cupbearer primary mission to all of the city. The king has no personal interest because of the hand of the Lord. Nehemiah asked permission. In fact, the king looked at him one day you said you seem a little burdened little trouble was the matter what the king asked that the hand of the Lord your God stop thinking people in control. We live in a world in his seat. If we don't think the people in control.
The big names and control.
The CEO was in the presence and controlled Congress is in controlled Supreme Court and control the control taken anyway. He will and soul pagan King says what's the matter you are well. My heart is heavy because the wall of my people's city Jerusalem is been destroyed and burned by fire, neck coming home from exile and they don't have security and safety. And he said I would really love it if you would give me a leave of absence and let me go take care of this matter. King said you need anything else. Pagan King you do anything else.
What you need to do this is well if you write me a letter and give me permission to go into the king's forest and get all the timber on the he started asking you whether what I mean. Let me write you out of this. Why are I need you to understand the hand of the Lord is with you to God leads his people in understand this now. God has chosen to use us show you somebody else, but he's chosen to use us. That's why Jesus said we are the light of the world. We are the salt of the earth.
He uses us without God we cannot but without us.
He will not he does it through human instrumentality. So it's up to you and me just make ourselves available in the hand of the Lord will give you favor and he got all the resources they need, and hand of the Lord also blessed Nehemiah to rebuild the wall in less than two months in success in less than two months. God will speed up, God will accelerate the bishop friend of mine. We had lunch while I was on the East Coast and we were just comparing notes is what the Lord was saying to us, and I ministered some things and he said oh that's a word from God for me. Thank you for that said what about you, but what the Lord saying to you and he said the Lord told me that this is the year in my life and in my ministry said the Lord told me does the year of accelerated acceleration assess the Lord told me accelerate things this year will speed up acceleration's alright brother you all when it and believe God for the supernatural thing.
Listen, God will let his hand rest upon you to give you favor and guidance and blessing and make you fruitful in your work.
Jabez said in Lord while you're doing. Keep me from harm.
Keep the devil off of my trail, keep the devil out of my house. Lord, cover me guide me somebody that's God, Lord, build a hedge around me. When your kingdom. First, you need to be in by the grace of God.
Jesus said pray when he told us the Lord's prayer.
He said he never us from the you got understand the more God uses you the more target you. Jabez said, Lord, keep me from harm. Don't let evil overtake me while I'm doing a good work while building a reputation of being an honorable man who does great exploits in your name that will short-circuit what's going on in my keep me from harm.
He said so that I will be free from pain.
He harkens back to. He said Lord I don't ever want to go back to where I've been, that's where you want to be. That's where I am want to be back again in case he can change the end of your story so that you never go back to causing pain or being in pain and Jabez ended up more honorable than his brothers at the early part of the race you when the government dime for Jabez even finishing in the top 10. He weighed back buddy. I said that running and looking all good all, but at a certain point he started pray in the back of the pack Lord had some setbacks but I don't wanted to finish this way, God energized him, and blessed them, and supersized's blessing and Jabez ended up more than his brothers. That ought to be your prayer Lord let my future be use me and use me for you and nobody was nobody was blessed. Let me make a difference for time do you want to make a difference in the lives of those around you take that first step of faith. And before you know it you'll be walking Pastor Paul Shepard's message to you today is this your future can be brighter than your past is the apostle Paul said forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. This month we have a very special gift to share with you introducing pastor Paul Shepard's new book lessons from the vineyard, you know, even though not every Christian is blessed with the same gifts and callings.
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But God will not work to develop character in us without our active consent, nor will he answer prayers to make us better people.
If were not proactive in attending the soil of our hearts, creating a nurturing environment for great character to develop in lessons from the vineyard pastor Paul inspires believers to become attractive as we bear godly fruit that glorifies Jesus Christ that's lessons from the vineyard book from Pastor Paul and our gift to you by request for your generous year-end donation of $25 or more to Destin for victory. 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 and I'll give that again it's Destin for victory.
Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538, some 107. King David writes then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. If you need prayer today. The Destin for victory ministry team would like to join you in prayer from the homepage of pastor Paul.net use the contact feature to let us know how we can pray for you and why you there. Be sure to ask for pastor Paul's monthly letter of encouragement. Yours, at no cost or obligation. As I kick off this series I want to say today it's all about Jesus that the subject if you are taking notes it's all about Jesus.
I am absolutely convinced that in these closing hours of time. We must get back to the Jesus agenda like never before. That's tomorrow with pastor Paul Sheppard shares his message. It's all about Jesus. Until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion in Christ, you are destined for victory