Run Toward The MessNovember 24, 2021
“Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.” Proverbs 14:4 NIV
1 – Swim toward the SHARK. Move toward the MESS.
“9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.” Matthew 9:9 NIV
“6 Then Jesus told this story: “A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed. 7 Finally, he said to his gardener, ‘I’ve waited three years, and there hasn’t been a single fig! Cut it down. It’s just taking up space in the garden.’
8 “The gardener answered, ‘Sir, give it one more chance. Leave it another year, and I’ll give it special attention and plenty of fertilizer. 9 If we get figs next year, fine. If not, then you can cut it down.’” Luke 13:6-9 NLT (emphasis mine)
2 – God uses the POOP to bring forth the FRUIT.
“There they will exclaim,
‘Pharaoh king of Egypt is only a loud noise;
he has missed his opportunity.’” Jeremiah 46:17 NIV