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Yeargin- Where Am I Going?

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Where will I be in a year in 10 years in 50 years if the Lord tarries
Where will my family be
Where will my Church be?
To determine where I am going I must ask...

I) Where am I Looking? (vs 1-2)

Isaiah 51:1 KJV 1900
Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, And to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
Where am I going?

Looking Godward

Look Forward- What is right to do
Look Up- What are God’s Desires and Wants, What is God doing?
Look Back- Back at where God has taken you from and what He has done
Isaiah 51:2 KJV 1900
Look unto Abraham your father, And unto Sarah that bare you: For I called him alone, And blessed him, and increased him.

Looking Manward

Look to Godly Heritage
Look to Spiritual Parents
Look to Godly Example
Isaiah 5:

To determine where I am going I must ask...
Where am I looking and...

II) What am I waiting for? (Vs 3-5)

Isaiah 5:3 KJV 1900
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, Judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
Isaiah 51:3 KJV 1900
For the Lord shall comfort Zion: He will comfort all her waste places; And he will make her wilderness like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the Lord; Joy and gladness shall be found therein, Thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Waiting for the Lord’s Return

Waiting for his comfort
Waiting for his joy and gladness
Giving thanks and Praise while waiting
Thanking him in advance
Isaiah 5:14 KJV 1900
Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, And opened her mouth without measure: And their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, And he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
Isaiah 51:4 KJV 1900
Hearken unto me, my people; And give ear unto me, O my nation: For a law shall proceed from me, And I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.

Waiting for the Lord’s Direction

Waiting on guidance from his Word
Waiting on Revelation by his Holy Spirit
Waiting on light where things are unclear
Isaiah 51:5 KJV 1900
My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, And mine arms shall judge the people; The isles shall wait upon me, And on mine arm shall they trust.

Waiting on the Lord’s Deliverance

Seeking the salvation and deliverance of God
Waiting on his vengeance and judgment
Waiting on God to provide for needs
To determine where I am going I must ask...
Where am I looking and...
What am I waiting for...

III) What am I afraid of? (vs 6-8)

Isaiah 51:6 KJV 1900
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, And look upon the earth beneath: For the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, And the earth shall wax old like a garment, And they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: But my salvation shall be for ever, And my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Isaiah 51:6

Fear of Material Loss

The Spiritual is the Eternal
God’s Righteousness is Eternal
Isaiah 51:7 KJV 1900
Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, The people in whose heart is my law; Fear ye not the reproach of men, Neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
Isaiah 51:8 KJV 1900
For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, And the worm shall eat them like wool: But my righteousness shall be for ever, And my salvation from generation to generation.

Fear of Man

The Reproach of men
The Reviling of men
To determine where I am going I must ask...
Where am I looking...
What am I waiting for...
What am I afraid of and...

IV) Who Am I Turning to? (vs 9-12a)

Isaiah 51:9 KJV 1900
Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; Awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
The Lord of Past Victories
Isaiah 51:10 KJV 1900
Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; That hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?

The Lord of the Impossible

Who do I turn to with problems, frustrations, dilemmas

Isaiah 51:11 KJV 1900
Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, And come with singing unto Zion; And everlasting joy shall be upon their head: They shall obtain gladness and joy; And sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

The Lord immutable

The Lord immutable

We move away from Him and so we must return
The Lord worthy of Praise
The Lord giver of Joy
The Lord our Comforter
Who do I turn to for joy
Who do I turn to for comfort

Want to know where you are going? What your future holds?

Ask yourself these questions

Where am I looking?

Do I look to God
Do I look to Godly examples?

What am I waiting for?

Do I wait for God to Guide me?
Do I wait for God to Supply my desire or need?

What am I afraid of?

Do I fear material loss?
Do I fear man?

Who am I turning to?

The Lord of the impossible
The Lord Immutable
for my joy, gladness and comfort?
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