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May 18, 2022 8:00 am
Looks like my name is Dr. Tony Evans talks about the most important thing we can do when we feel like we're not getting anywhere to complain about limitation to worship. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas and president of the urban alternative when you order something online, you typically get to choose how fast you want it delivered today.
Dr. Evans explains why that isn't the case. When we pray, let's join them as he talks about how to wait for God's perfect timing. If the truth be told we would be totally honest, most of us don't like waiting particularly waiting for something to change something to get back, waiting can be a very frustrating experience. I've never been on a red light that won't change me.
Things are letting you go forward.
Dr.'s office. I may just call in everybody's name, but you never been on the phone they tell you to hold the line and play music and the music goes on no no no question is what's taking so long. Sometimes it looks like God has your life idling in neutral.
The motor is running but the wheels are turning. It seems like God is when we we call doesn't seem to want to answer many of us alike. Chapter 1 verse two hello you do not getting the information the truth be told, your private moments. Sometimes the thought of bailing out on God crosses your mind. If we stop playing the Christian day think it was you didn't think it, but you crossed the line real not hearing anything like the pilot was flying the plane engines wanted to without the second engine without 1/3 engine went out the engine when out so the pilot is perishing. Went to the accident. Look back at the people.
Sometimes it feels like God is bailed out.
You fly by yourself that you got a holding pattern plates with the holding pen just going and stuff. Nothing ever lands the unfulfilled dreams and you over and over and over and over and over again in the Bible we are told to wait on the board. For example, the psalmist says in Psalm 131 of dozens and dozens of examples verses five and six.
I waited for the Lord my soul just waiting in his word, my soul way case for the Lord limitations chapter 3 verses 25 and 26 says God is good for him to see him right over to wait for the Lord said in a rocking chair. Hope something better happens at some day wouldn't wait on the Lord mean, particularly when you have been waiting you have heard nothing to give you the definition of waiting on the Lord. Waiting on the Lord biblically means to go outside of God to resolve your issue patient when you are waiting on God to intervene in your stance and the time talking to you to take care of Mitchell self outside of his revealed will and you take matters into your James chapter 5 talks about this a little bit when James says in verse seven. Therefore, be patient brethren, until the coming that is the divine intervention of the Lord, the farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it until it gets the early and late rains you to be patient straight for the coming that the intervention of the Lord is not complained. Brethren, against one another so that you yourselves may not be judged. Behold, the judge Hispanic as an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. We count those blessed who endured you ever heard of the endurance of Joe having seen the outcome of the Lord's dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and mercy. My brother did not swear by heaven or with what you say yes be yes. You know me know so that you do not own the Lord, because you know God, to make God you God's intervention. One of the ways is you know your spending time complaining instead of worshiping. If you have a complaining spirit just about a problem that you have become a against God and against others because you're tired of waiting. God now must be your judge in the Bible there are many striations of people having to wait on God to fulfill his word in their lives.
Abraham and Sarah right away 25 years before the promise of God for a child. According to his will. Got delayed because they went in the flesh. No way to hundred and 20 years before he saw the first cloud in the sky.
Mary way is Jesus intentionally delay before the miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead. Jesus told the disciples and wait for the Holy Spirit away before she got her pregnancy away before she got her husband. Then we wait for the return of Jesus Christ part of the Christian experience at various segments of our Christian lives is to wait negatively.
Waiting on God means not going outside of God to resolve the issue. What it does mean is obeying God as you wait based on his revealed will from the word because you will never see what he plans doing secret unless you see your obeying what is revealed God everything is going to do, but what he told you he expects you to do until he shows you what you don't know that you will when you say can you go to the doctor. He writes down the prescription.
You will fill the prescription expect you to do in your pain while you wait to get them expected us to read about the medicine expect you to meditate on the medicine expect you to talk about the medicine you want you to take the medicine you got away for the medicine to do with design to do. But the longer you take to take what he has written the longer you going to be state and Hathaway.
A lot of like to talk about what's written about was written. Think about was written is not appropriate.
Tell you what's written but never take the medicine wonder why you still waiting for the invention will build some medicines were quick something a little time to think over time depending on what needs to happen in your physical body.
God, the Lord Jesus, that the right positions prescribed and he looks at whether there is a radiance because that affects the weight so some of us have been waiting for years what God wanted to change in months. Some of us have waited for months with God. What a change in weeks because he can get us to do what is written about. It discusses but not on it, which means there's no faith, no obedience and we wait. Waiting does involve time depending upon the situation the person the obedience of all time Anthony when he was small, came home with an assignment that is to plant a seed in a pot for plant to grow in a science class put in on Friday night got up Saturday morning I was ticked off. Nothing happened because his expectation was if I did with the teacher said on Friday on abusing the plans.
Nothing was happening.
It was just all happening in secret underneath the dirt until the right that it emerged you say when God is silent he's not still in a lot of his purposes of being until such time within the confines of his purposes and will is ready to reveal a second Peter 29 makes it clear. God knows how to deliver his people is not a lack of ability so to complain about the way that is an invitation to worship while you wait and so once guy doing in the background while we wait with Dr. Evans will have two answers for us when he comes back in a moment. Stay with us the prayers. Dr. Tony Evans says Christians have a habit of using overlooking our most valuable spiritual resource to our in-depth course on kingdom. Prayer Tony Evans training center you'll discover how God is why the world to work like prayer experience for yourself how it connects heaven with her time with not only gain a new understanding and appreciation for prayer you'll actually pray in transforming ways ever experienced before. The course is intense work through it at your own pace and get all the help online form and course this custom content from Tony not available anywhere else connect with the Tony Evans training center Tony Evans.it's like having a seminary on your smart phone or other device. Start today Tony Evans if your life seems to be stuck in a holding pattern. Make the time count doing some deeper study. A good place to start is by requesting a copy of Tony's current teaching series. Joseph detours to destiny.
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Again, that's Tony Evans.org or by phone at 1-800-800-3222 now here's Dr. Evans with the second part of today's message so that raises the question what in the world is God doing while I wait till things are happening illustrates these two things, like the story of Joseph someone 05. Verse 16 says he God called upon the land.
The whole staff of bread before them. Joseph was sold as a slave with debtors himself was late in this until the time that his word came to pass the word of the Lord there was a training aspect to Joseph like one reason that God has waiting waiting waiting waiting things is he's doing something bigger Joseph brothers and Jacob to the way for the rest of the family to come to build the nation and so was the one being said, it was being sent back when Joseph finally realized what God was doing to save one of the race. You are way bigger than just you but how well guess what his brothers got jealous. His brothers got jealous of the coat of many colors of his father made for and got them thrown into a pit. She was going to appear argue that he was being his brother sold into the Israelites as a slave he wound up being taken in slavery and sold Egypt the pot of his house once upon a friends house and look like things will get better until one day he's accused of rape even though he didn't commit rape tears thrown in jail things that went wrong in his life. He sent them to things that were going backwards in his life. He sent them to one negative situation situation and measurable create negative situations to get you any time you know you turned God is doing something bigger than you. Second reason that he had persuaded he says in verse 19 until the time that the word came to pass, to got the film what was going to promise to do the word of the Lord because he knew what he planned to do with Joseph to make a second bullet in the kingdom of Egypt had to take to take them through. Because when he was thinking I was on vacation, programming from his work in the middle of trying to enjoy myself. I wake up in the middle of the night with pain that kills me over like a little girl this don't come loose and made itself known to be rushed to the perform crisis situation on vacation comes in the next day was a lot still to measure question is why you all up in my grill hello good you got a whole bunch of stones exactly you got a whole bunch of stones which we got the big you coming back again so we have become friends. We we got things going on now.
No more babies. One child is what it was was your problem have a deeper roots with this problem drinking a lot of water dealing with what you look at the hospital to relieve your pain is not solving the problem was something deeper God take the Army soldier and training them in to jump over this riverbed one not land in the river.
But most of the guys couldn't make it so made it two thirds, most couldn't make not in shape.
Try this again made your experience you would on your own to do with Joe. You made a rich worship is easy to worship with the accountant's with the help is when the pain is gone.
You worship me because not only which brings us down to one of the most important principles of the Christian faith and Dr. Evans will come back in a moment to help us understand wraps up today's message called waiting on God.
Now this is the final message in his nine part audio series called Joseph detours to destiny available on CD or downloadable MP3s would like to give you the complete collection with our thanks when you make a contribution toward the continued outreach of the alternative, don't put it off. Visit us today at 2011's.org to make a contribution and request this in-depth study of the life of Joseph again that's Tony Evans.org or you can let one of our friendly team members, assist with your request. When you call 1-800-800-3222 that's 1-800-800-3222. There's a saying that kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give with Dr. Evans believes kindness is a gift that our society can't afford not to give take the time to show kindness to those you meet today and in the name of Jesus. Look for opportunities to demonstrate kindness to someone who needs a touch from God and of the Lord has created a wonderful process that turns ordinary people into steadfast Saints. The Bible calls it discipleship tomorrow. Dr. Evans will explore that topic as it kicks off a brand-new engaging series.
He calls bold belief right now, though he's back with an important final concept for us to consider today.
The second most important spiritual truth in your life. The first one is the gospel. When you hear the good news of Christ.
You accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal savior.
That's the first that's the most important thing you can do in this second truth is the key to living your life theologically. It's called the Stoppard means God is in control of all the circumstances good and bad to give you not believe and understand that God is sovereign talk about luck and chance and maybe perhaps people that circumstance will be looking at all. That's why you can give my permission you rebelling against God. Obey God's promise of God things that happen if things are happening.
Do not like your life, creating for you but if you feel the sovereignty of God that God is doing this thing in mind that God changes your perspective. The alternative with Dr. Tony have brought to you by made possible by the generous contributions listeners like