Summary of message from 20 August 2023
Speaker: Ajarn Suphat W
With a strong spirit, we can handle everything
Paul says he has a tip for us to continue walking on with strengths through God.
Because we have God, and God gave him the strength to continue every day.
God allows us to experience different moments to train us for the future.
Like learning a lesson and also to remind us that God is with us all the time.
1) Have a purpose through God
That will be tribulations but we can move on through God`s strength.
Story of Walt Disney.
When he was young he loved to draw cartoons but his parents wanted him to do other things.
His cartoon was stolen and used by other people. One day he saw a mouse and drew Mickey mouse and went famous worldwide
- we may see ourselves as very small but like a mouse we can expand and become important and big.
-we may serve the church in a small way but it can be something big.
-Joseph also has a target like Paul. He took 20 over years to realize his target and dream.
A woman who lost a child told God that if God doesn`t speak to her she will give up. She wants God to speak one word and God told her ...Eternity
Online with God has eternity and this gave her the strength to go on.
2) Move on forward
When we drive we cannot just look at the back window.
Accidents will happen
Just like in real life we should look to the front and not at the back.
Peter dared to move forward towards Jesus and walked on the water where is the others thought that Jesus was a ghost.
Paul also only look at Jesus for guidance.
3) wait patiently Isaiah 40:31
There are four meanings
A) collect, fill up with energy. Charge our battery
B) with an expectant heart
C) combined together
D) tie up together that is to be close to God
God wants us to be like this
4) stay positive and have positive vibes
Examples Paul and Joseph. For them God is enough.
And Joseph meets people, even though he was bullied he did not take revenge.
When he met his brothers, he told them, do not be upset that they sold me to slavery.
He said he`s been used by God to serve the family
Our lives may sometimes reach a barrier and it may be difficult to move forward.
We can only wait for God`s opening.
When we ask god, God will help us. Even with a small step forward.
The project belongs to God.
We do what we can, the rest leave to go to handle for us.