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Ps Clinton Phillips 9th March 2013 (Acts 1:4, Luke 24:49)

Clinton Phillips, March 9, 2014
Part of the Sunday series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

If God was to send you a message today, what would it say?
When we come together, God inhabits the praises of his people. Literally dances around with such joy. When we come together..
Picture of sand in glass.
Are we making a difference? Are we doing the stuff that God's called us to do? We have to be a people where we get to a place of "lids off!", open up to God. Lay down the hurts, brokenness, doubts, fear, insecurity, depression, open up to God. Let God begin to pour into our lives. The more we let God pour into our lives, the more of God.
God is calling us to a season of waiting. Book of Acts.
Acts 1:4. Don't depart, but to wait.
Story of Brad. What are we waiting for? God wants us to wait FOR him and ON him. Take some time to wait on God.
Luke 24:49. Wait until you are endued with power from on high.
Whatever we give up to make room in our lives, we fill up with something else. It's hard for us to give up stuff ... facebook!
It's a process eg planting a seed, right conditions in the soil, then it sprouts and grows. Not instant, takes time.
We don't position ourselves for God to move. We make space in our lives, but fill it with more sand. "If I had more sand I wouldn't feel so empty". The very time I need God the most, is the time I'm hurting the most, and I don't feel like praying. Feel like it's just too impossible, and God is crying out to us to wait on him.
God today wants you and I to know: "you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you."
God is the God of resurrection power, who raised Jesus from the dead, is able to do that in you and I.
Waiting ON The Lord.
YOLO? The decisions I make today not only affect my future, they affect your eternity.
YOLFT - you only live for eternity!
God wants to keep us from doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. If we wait on God, he's going to speak to you in that time. The filling occurs when you wait.
Example - the enemy coming between us and God. The accuser of the brethren, pushes us away from God.

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Acts 1:4

4And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. (KJV)

Luke 24:49

49And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. (KJV)

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