Storms - When They Come - Get Whole

Nov 10, 2013 - This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be.” this may sound contradictory - we are commissioned to bring Heaven to earth. - that's a fact! but the truth is we ARE NOT in heaven - things are not perfect! .... lock shut forever. But you, O Lord my God, snatched me from the jaws of death! 7 As my life was slipping ...
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Storms: When They Come | Nov 10, 2013 | Aaron Weinzierl getWhole.org +++++! INTRODUCTION! “Storms: When They Come”! I like this title because its pretty clear - WHEN they come - not if, not maybe - WHEN! Max Lucado said, “Lower your expectations of earth. This isn’t heaven, so don’t expect it to be.”! this may sound contradictory - we are commissioned to bring Heaven to earth - that’s a fact!! but the truth is we ARE NOT in heaven - things are not perfect!!

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many people have strange ideas! •

if I do everything just right in life - decisions, planning, preparing!



if I stay away from the wrong kinds of people…!



if I eat just right - if I keep up on cardio!



if I’m generous or tithe - live meagerly !

John 16:33 - Jesus adjusts our perspective 
 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.!

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POINT: in life, Storms will come - but your God has the answers! trans: no it doesn’t matter where you came from, your age, gender, race, belief system you will face storms in your life - some just a blip on the map, other’s more severe! so they will come - now what can you do?! today I’d like to answer this question, “What do you do when storms come?”!

very simply there are only two possible answers to the problem of a storm!

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for a Storm in your life or someone else - to help anyone we need to take this approach realizing there’s two possible answers! **Note: I believe we do a MAJOR disservice to God, ourselves and others by offering prayer for people without taking this into account! •

if you come and ask me for prayer - unless I get something specific from the Holy Spirit - I will pray for the HS to guide you into what needs to be changed or done!



is it always God’s WILL to heal and meet your needs? YES, easy answer!

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but God’s WILL is only one small piece to a puzzle - take some time to seek Him on it!



you can’t avoid a living, thriving relationship with your Heavenly Father - and just get someone to pray for your situation (and have results)!

WE LOVE formulas, steps, 3 point programs, do this on this day, say 3 prayers, turn the key 2 times to the left and BAM!!

trans: “what to do when storms come” that is our question today! STEPS IN A STORM! GOAL: in a storm is to …… GET OUT OF IT!! Isa 40:4 valley lifted up, mountain made low, crooked made straight, rough patches made smooth! Psalm 18:33 He make’s my feet like deer feet and sets me upon my high places!

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1st thing to successfully navigate out of a storm is to Determine the Source!

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Usually ideas on this subject are in a ditch - one side of an extreme! •

all storms come from God!



all storms come from Satan!

actually there are storms from God & storms from the devil! the key differences in storms:!

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God’s storms are there to help you, grow you up, get you back on course !



Satan’s storms - get you off course, destroy the image of God in you, kill you or at the very least make you ineffective !

THE STORM OF JONAH - DISOBEDIENCE! Jonah 1:1-5 NLT! 1 The Lord gave this message to Jonah: “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.”! 3 But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord… STOP HERE!

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Story Details: when reading take out the weirdness - these were real people!

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God ‘gave a word’ to Jonah - this doesn’t say earthquake, no rays of light, no deep voice from the heavens