Part 2 "Raising Our Expectations of God" series
Point #2 Expect Higher Ways From God (Follow The Codes)
-God has given the codes to some but they wont use it because they wont trust His was. We have to believe what God tells us to do is the best thing to do even if it looks or sounds crazy
Isaiah 55:9, Deuteronomy 1:32, 2 Kings 5:1-15.
Judges 6:11 The angel called Gideon "mighty hero" but Gideon said he was the weakest. When God tells us to do something we have an excuse. The angel told Gideon go in God's strength not his own.
-Fear and low self esteem is causing us not to use the codes. God has a birds-eye view of who we are.
Judges 6:17 How many times do we need confirmation?
Getting the Code 2 Kings 5:1-14 (Naaman)
God puts people and codes in place for us but we want it to look the way we want it to. He will bring to past what He tells us to do.
We have to have good company around us whose faith is a little stronger than ours to expect higher ways from God. We have to believe God will do it.
Video game code- God wants to give us some codes to give us an abnormal advantage over the situations and circumstances that we walk into. He wants to give us the codes but we have to use them. Write down what God has told you and your expectations.
-His ways are higher than ours. Trust that God knows where all the traps and obstacles are... If God says you're going to do something, nobody can disqualify you.
Recap- Point #1 Get The Code. Get in His presence and hear from God. Point #2 Follow The Codes. Know that God's ways are higher than our ways so when we get the codes we are not to operate in fear, low self esteem, or shame just take the code and use it.
Just as the video game developer put the cheat codes in to be able to help you do more, go further and operate better, God did the same thing for us! Psalms 32:8-9