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Thursday, February 23, 2012

What Happens?


Today and Tomorrow we"ll look at : WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOD OPENS MY EYES?

        1. I SEE THE SOLUTION TO MY PROBLEM
      Look in Genesis for the story of how Sarah got jealous of Hagar and threw her & her son out of the house.

Genesis 21:14-18Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the desert of Beersheba. When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. Then she went off and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she thought, "I cannot watch the boy die." And as she sat there nearby, she began to sob.  God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation."

The look what happens in Genesis 21:19“Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.” The solution was right in front of her but she couldn’t see it!   

         2. I SEE THE BARRIER TO MY PROGRESS
        LET’S LOOK AT THE STORY A prophet of God named Balaam who agreed to help some bad guys.

Numbers 22:22-27 But God was furious that Balaam was going, so he sent the angel of the Lord to stand in the road to block his way… Balaam's donkey suddenly saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand and the donkey bolted off the road into a field, but Balaam beat it and turned it back onto the road. Then the angel of the Lord stood at a place where the road narrowed between two vineyard walls. When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing there, it tried to squeeze by and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall. So Balaam beat the donkey again. Then the angel of the Lord moved farther down the road and stood in a place so narrow that the donkey could not get by at all. This time when the donkey saw the angel, it lay down under Balaam. In a fit of rage Balaam beat it again with his staff.

NUMBERS 22:31 “Then the Lord opened Balaam's eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown.”
                       
When plans aren’t working out, you can get angry at others..OR let God show you what’s holding  you back!       

Be wise today and always – Open your eyes and see the truth.