When You Know You Don't Know
|What Do You Do When You Know You Don't Know?|
· There are moments that we all face uncertainty. So the question
is, when you aren’t certain…. do you still _______ God?
· Uncertainty can build spiritual ___________ in your life if you
respond with a solid trust in God.
· Have you ever noticed that we are Living Life on a Need to Know
· No matter what we ______, we are only promised what we ______.
6Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Perhaps the LORD will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few.” 1 Samuel 14:6
This is what he is saying in plain English…Lets go and pick and fight. Maybe God will help!
Jonathan understood that not everything was ________________. There are some things you can know and some things you know you don’t know.
Ø If we are going to seize our divine moments, we must accept the reality that we have no control over many things and we don’t always know what is going to happen next.
Jonathan was not choosing to _______, but he was choosing how he would __________.
Ø He left the consequences of his actions in the hands of God, and he had the security that no matter what happened next, what he did was right
Ø It is important to remember what God does promise and what He doesn’t.
- He promises that we can be certain about who He _____ and what
He has _________.
- We can be certain about the security of our ________________
- We know that He will be _________ us each step of the way.
- He promises that we can live something called _____________
- We also know how the __________ __________
- We know if we have a relationship with Him we spend __________
But…how the journey plays out if full of uncertainties and the journey is full of surprises….
Faith is all about character -- trusting in the character of God, being
certain of who ______ ___ and following Him into the unknown.
If you think about it, the heroes of the faith displayed this living on a need to know basis…
Abraham was certain that he was following God, but he didn’t
know he where he was ___________
Moses was certain that he was doing what God had asked him to
do, but he didn’t know what was going to ____________
on the way to the Promised Land
Daniel was certain that God was the only true God and worthy of
worship, but he did not know what would happen in the
lion’s den, he just knew he wasn’t _________
Jonathan was called to be a warrior against the Philistines; he did
not know what was going to ____________ as he made
his way to the Philistine camp
Gideon knew that God was leading them into battle; he did not
know what was going to happen as he saw his troops
These Are Things We Can Know for Certain in Uncertain Times:
à You have a _______ from God on your life
à If you want to seize your divine moments, you must accept that
you are on a divine ____________
à You were created to reflect His ________ and fulfill His _________
à At this point some begin to say, “But I want to play it safe!”
When we play it safe, we squeeze _______ out of the formula.
à When we respond to the call of God, our _______ for God becomes
much more important and intense
à Whenever we take on a God sized challenge, _______-__________
is no longer an option