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What Did You Expect? (cont'd)

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What Did You Expect? (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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As his skills God doesn't always do what you do not help and bless all the people carried me so mad at your circumstances that you refused to glorify God you can't be angry at God and expect him to bless you with the same time hello and welcome to Destin for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd, Senior Pastor destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California, wherever you are and how they may be listening. Thanks for making this part of your day. Jesus said he was faithful and little will be faithful in much part of being faithful is glorify God even when things are going your way going away next Pastor Paul encourages you to be a blessing to those around you even when you're broken to be helpful, even when you're hurting.

That's what a life of faith is all about. Stay with us now or visit Pastor recent Destin for victory message on demand. That's Pastor now with this message. What did you expect, there's Pastor Paul.

Something really think all we got everything the way we treat God like you supposed to do what we want. We learn to follow him because he is the sovereign and now this is showing you the station your life better place in the world and life in your finances in your career raises suggesting you really say that you only worry about when you say it's okay to say Lord but what I want to be out of this, I told the Lord for years when I was in my struggling years in ministry is that the second-worst car in the church. So glad I have one sister this objective number know what it is to gulp down the road from penicillin. As a man of God, man, I got only have a decent car that is me back. So glad you want one person came to me so glad solely put up in the car.

They expected that I was a pretty long time since I seen a preacher who went to have an electrical Sidwell okay but don't want to be too long to get this seven minute roller like I wanted to. But here's what I need you to say you can is no excuse for you to not God's know if you do not help and bless all the people can be so mad at your circumstances that you refused to glorify God.

Now your displeasing the one who wants to get you to the place you want to go how you think you will get there with the attitude with God is going to wear my blessing that I hope to have when they can come from him to what the one one of my preacher friend had a daughter who had a certain point when she was out of his house and come on home.

Got a little too sassy because he's very generous parent. She was married and all that and got a little sassy with him. Cut The attitude with him at some point and he said I told her you are too broke to be mad at me doing some dockets in your pocket can to rethink this and I will give you about two seconds to do. He said for Lily.

She's smart, she straightened up and apologized late this memo saying that from her son all the blessing as we try to name and claim them endocrine got a come from. So you job is to find him and let him use you to be a blessing to other people.

This little girl been so focused but she knew that wouldn't get her anywhere if I will get delivered from being oppressed by these people in Syria gospel have to do it. So why would I sit and pout and act up, slave. Instead she refused to be disengaged and self focused and she decided to be helpful.

So look again.

It was he sassy said my master if he would see the prophet, who was in Samaria about Elisha he would heal them of this leprosy.

She didn't know it but God was speaking through her to do something is says about the sovereign God. He plays chess, checkers, when God makes a mole is not just about that move say you want to understand if it is really doing your will.

Why do you give a blessing to a guy who hates and why do you little innocent child get kidnapped and brought over to another country to serve the commanding officer of an army that hates your people God doesn't make sense and gossip because you don't play chess like HI know what I'm doing, you better be glad you got until you do three things.

I told Noel recently went on you three places you can say show that have blown up. So I started some, but you need to understand something God was working through her to accomplish something nobody ever knew was on his mind. God's doing stuff you figure out till it happens so you gotta learn to go with his flautist.

This stop trying to figure stuff out go with the flow.

After all, we say with faith walking people walking, people follow him whether they understand him instead of telling us based on the allergy here is where God is supposed to be Roger Johnson, where are you, Lord. You see where you and get over there get over there even if you want. You think it was post-member talk about Peter remember the time when God told him I listen to when he was on top. Fasting and God gave him a vision of a blanket coming down from heaven all manner of livestock on and the Lord said to him rise previously in and Peter thought it was a question of his orthodoxy, pass this test of my orthodoxy. I will never read anything on clean and gossip.

If I call it clean. You change your definition of clean we all have to learn to do in our lives used to think this way but God, and you make the shift because God's unchanging. He is the same week I learned the gold one more point I'm done with this passage here is point number four. Some blessings require humility is what this whole thing was about God was setting up playing chess so diversely when Naaman got the request from the king of aromatic I skipped that part of that would take me too long to develop.

The bottom line is Naaman got the request that the king of Aram wanted him to heal his commanding officer of leprosy. Elisha said having company and he will know there's a prophet in Israel. Now verse nine. So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha's house. He's there now to get his healing stopped at the door of Elisha's house. Look at what election he set up messenger to say to him, go watch to sell seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored. You will be cleansed, but Naaman went away angry essay thought some yogurt. I could stop the message right there. You already sold yourself all. There's a problem I thought that he would shortly come out to me in standing and called on the name of the Lord his God wave his hand over the spot cure me of my leprosy are not the rivers of Damascus better than all the waters of Israel could watch him because I am just so he turned and went off in a rage. Somebody just sold his name when God and still ahead. The second half of today's destined for Victor message with pastor Paul Sheppard. As always, you can hear any recent pastor Paul message on that's pastor

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Please prayerfully consider making a gift destined for victory today. You can give your gift now with pastor by calling 855-339-5500 some of life's greatest blessings come just after we take the next small step of faith is pastor Paul. The rest of today's message. What did you expect seven went to them. I love that he will often arrange and Naaman's servant curiously that we saw. He got the word about who Elisha was from his wife, slave, now Naaman slave sees his boss go often arrange and time your subordinate has to come to you and I love this.

He said my father very respectful. Just a term of not related, but it's just a term of honor my father asked the prophet had told you to do some great thing would you how much more then when he tells you what should be cleansed and you know Naaman said you know the boy got a point. That's was something only to realize what you been assuming clearly didn't happen as well as what you expect to happen. Guess what that means God wants some mouse and you find out what the and you gotta go that way for services. If you give me some great said how much more he just gave you a simple directive went to going to Chelan. I love verse 14.

So he went and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, like the man of God told him and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy sometimes and he didn't have attitude go down make me sick. He could doesn't bend it, this water so dirty he does My bagman as I believe alone but you all know what you don't count the understand.

Just trust what he said sing in church.

We sang trust for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus then took an old but you know what that requires that requires that you are willing to humble yourself. See, he humbled himself by obeying that's where some we all miss it because you don't know how to humble yourself, you don't know how to just go hello you are full of your self your problem you need to be full of reference for him full of worship, full of honor to him. This is no time to be full of you. This is no time to be laptop self focused on you wrapped up in yourself, you're an awfully small package. You gotta learn this is no time for you to be full of yourself time for you to serve God and do his will.

Peter said yourself. Therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may exalt lift you up in due time. At first Peter 56 if you take a note. Humble yourselves therefore under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time in the verse before that said, God opposes the proud and shows favor to the humble. If you're like me, you need God to much to be proud actually don't have the luxury of being full of myself. I need him desperately to leave too much, so be proud, especially knowing that he he doesn't he resist King James says he reads the proud and here we are told here, the proud in NIV resisting opposing even one only God doing only cost him his old know not him and keep him away from me Away from.

So what do I humble myself by way the Bible always tells you something never tells you that God does a God please humble me all no no no no, I guess I reference my daddy on that point in my bed uses the so proud that God have you. He said he will have to put you in a casket to do that so humble you'll South is what the Bible says I'll never give in January 1985, right after the American music awards. Most people didn't know it but several singers were invited to a recording session that January night after an evening award show showed up at the studio ended up being 45 of famous singers, many of whom it just gotten awards at the show and they had been invited there to be part of a recording project that was called USA for Africa in the song which was written by Michael Jackson and in Lionel Richie was entitled. We are the world. I remember that I remember that year member seeing the video for the first time.

But what I bring this up to say is if you ever heard about what happened that night. Quincy Jones, who was the producer had a sign on the door that all these big shot singers had to walk through and the sign said check your egos at the door. That's how we are the world came to be what it came to be because you got all these folk who think they are. It when you look up it in the dictionary they think is their picture grinning 40 50 amino Who's Who job income on the older people you know people might not know about it all.

The full don't try to act like you never saw we that was all whose all genres of music, and it blended beautifully. But what made it work was. He said don't walk up here acting like you and you will only mad because you didn't get this part of the song mad because Bob Dylan got this part you think he came saying oh, come on sonic of somebody where he didn't like each ego driven people he my my sound stories that you but guess what he was Bob Dylan, and for that part of the song right now, put it in your library and you'll hear him singing his part and Dion singing her part Michael sitting in his pocket, and body you got country folk body Cyndi Lauper doing her part, hair, all various colors what you thought about anybody in studio. The name that made it to this day. It is one of the top 10 all-time hardcopy selling singles. By that I mean not screaming because these days is all about streaming don't don't do know young folk in 1985 there was no Internet to become more open will only be by myself.

There was no when you heard we auto you want to hear again. You took your happy cell to the mall or to a record shop, as we called them back in the day of record shop coping before CDs that were cassettes before there were cassettes that was the singles were 40 cultural phone with me. I can tell you about some single you had to get the disc put it in the middle so you could put it on the turntable and when we got expansive we could put several disc up there and it would drop one of the top dog would come over.

I mounted timeless South shack when you're dealing with stuff. This is his kingdom, not yours. So we've got a live a life of say Lord, what would you have me govern ourselves according to I hope you've been encouraged by Pastor Paul Shepard's message.

Remember humility almost always precedes blessing. Humble yourselves therefore under God's mighty hand, and he will exalt you in due time will the last thing Jesus told his disciples was to go out into the world and make more disciples the best ways to take part in the great commission with pastor Paul Sheppard and all of a suggestion for victory is by becoming a destined for victory partner for as little as $20 a month in light of some severe challenges these past two years or so people are eager to hear about the hope we have in Christ, and many are getting that message to the destined for victory broadcast. Please prayerfully consider joining Pastor Paul and his mission to share the light of the gospel to all people, even to those who have grown comfortable in the dark is our way of saying thanks for your partnership will send you a few thank you gifts including one of Pastor Paul's most popular CDs. The best of let my people smile, call 855-339-5500 to find out more about how to become a destined for victory partner or mail your gift witness know you wish to become a partner.

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