Trust Him In Moments Of Uncertainty | Inspirational Video Message 2020
so in the 1980s there was this this movie that really took the entire world by storm everybody was talking about this movie everybody enjoyed it and loved it so much and it sort of just kind of went on the ripple effect of it went on for a while so much so that 2025 years later they made a remake of this film the name of the film was the Karate Kid I’m sure you saw at least the remake in 2010 I said to my boys recently guys have y’all seen The Karate Kid they were like yeah you know that one was good too but the original version you gotta see the original version and as I look out at least of those of you that are gathered in this room with me as I look at it occurs to me that many of you weren’t even born in the 1980s I’m so troubled right now but it was about 1985 or so when the original Karate Kid came out Daniel son do you remember Daniel son is being terrorized by some bullies that are at his school and/or in his neighborhood and he’s just trying his best to deal with him them but he’s not able to on his own so he finds a sensei of sorts mr.
Miyagi and he goes to mr. Miyagi and he says mr. Miyagi listen I need you to train me in the art of karate so that I am able to stand firm against this enemy because they are really running me over and I need some tactics can you please help me with this and so mr.
Miyagi is a little bit reluctant a little bit hesitant but finally he says yes I will take you on as a student so Daniel is very excited leaves that night after getting the yes from mr. Miyagi he comes back the next day ready to learn the art of karate instead mr.
Miyagi hands him to wash rags and says to him wax the cars wax on and wax off he takes into this lot there’s not one or two cars in the lot it is filled to capacity he says what the cars and Daniel get started he you know figures he’d do the old man a favor for a little while before they get started in the real reason why he’s come and so he waxes on and waxes off at any time he gets sloppy along the way a mr.
Miyagi shows up and says uh-uh don’t do it that way Daniel son wax on and wax off so the day turns into evening time he’s finally finished every car in the lot he goes home coming back the next day fully expecting and anticipating that today is the day that I’m a learn some actual karate instead mr.
Miyagi puts a paint can in one hand a paintbrush in the other and he takes them to a wooden fence line that’s surrounding the patio and he says I want you to paint the fence paint the fence and I don’t want you to just do it any old kind of sloppy way no I actually want you to paint it exactly like I’ve asked you to paint it and so he paints the short little distance that exists between the beginning of the fence line and some brush some trees that are there and he thinks he’s done and he says I got it done mr.
Miyagi mr. Miyagi says Daniel sent the whole fence paint the fence and any time he gets sloppy along the way mr. Miyagi shows up and says uh uh Daniel son do it exactly the way that I’ve asked you to do it he’s frustrated now pretty irritated because this is not the reason why he came he didn’t come to be his house manager he came to learn some actual karate he goes home that evening expecting the next day will be the day that he actually learns what he came to learn instead mr.
Miyagi hands and so sandpaper sets him down on a wooden deck and says sand the floor sand the floor and any time he’d get floppy along the way in mr. Miyagi comes by shows him exactly again exactly how it is supposed to be done and says do it my way now Daniel Sun is completely irritated he cannot believe basically for the past three or four days he has been a house manager a housekeeper for mr.
Miyagi and he decides to give mr. Miyagi a piece of his mind and so he says to him you’ve got to be kidding me this is not the reason why we agreed for me to show up every single day I can’t believe you’ve got me doing all this random nonsensical stuff here around your house and as he’s talking and expressing his irritation to mr.
Miyagi mr. Miyagi begins out of nowhere to throw random punches and Danielson son instinctually begins to block every single a punch that comes his way because in the training process he didn’t realize that what to him seemed like a complete waste of time was actually preparing him for punches that the master knew would be coming his way I can only imagine that in a group this size both in this room and on the other side of the screen that there are so very many of us that are in seasons of our life where there are things that are happening paces that the Lord is putting us through things that he’s asked us to do or asked us to be in this season of our life whether in marriage or in parenting or in ministry or on our job and we try to figure out what in the world does this have to do with the big overarching plan God that I think that you have for my life could it be that the master knows that there are things coming your way that if you will handle appropriately and responsibly and with diligent what he’s put in your hands to do today that it’s actually setting you up to be victorious later on and so I was thinking about this in regards to areas of my life in areas of some some guy’s life that we’re gonna meet in the scriptures here in just a few minutes where there are things that that either are tedious for us or even taxing for us they’re waiting on us we’re wondering why the Lord has us going through those things that maybe those things are actually the things that press us enough to produce the best out of our lives I see this happening in Luke chapter 9 you have your Bible and you actually want to turn there with me if you actually still use the Bible with paper pages like I do or your iPhone your iPad any manner of I miss just flip on over to Luke chapter 9 Luke chapter 9 is a very familiar story I’m gonna read several verses of Scripture to you and then we’re just going to talk a little bit through this story because I think we’re gonna find out how sometimes some of the most tedious or taxing portions of our life are God ordained and used to bring the best things out of us Luke chapter 9 verse 1 and 2 and then I’m gonna read the familiar part verses 10 through 17 it says and if he called somebody say he called Jesus called the twelve together and he gave somebody say he gave he gave them power and authority over all demons and to heal diseases verse 2 says and he sent somebody say he sent and he sent them out verse 10 says and when they returned to him they gave him an account of all that they had done and taking them with him he withdrew by herself to a city called Bethsaida but the multitudes they were aware of this so they followed Jesus and welcoming the multitude welcoming them he began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curing all of those who were in need of healing verse 12 says and then that they began to decline and the twelve came to Jesus and said Jesus would you please send this multitude away they need to go and they need to go to the surrounding villages and countryside find some lodging get something to eat because you know Jesus right here we’re in a very very desolate place but he said to them uh-uh you give them something to eat and they said come on Jesus you know we only have five loaves and two fish unless perhaps we go and buy more food for all these people the the author wants you to know there were about 5,000 men scholars say that doesn’t include women and children there were probably 15,000 people there that day he said to the disciples have them a reclined to eat in groups of about 50 each verse 15 says so they did that had them all recline he took the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven he blessed them and then he broke them and then he kept giving them to the disciples to set before the multitude and they all ate and were satisfied and the broken pieces which they had left over were picked up and there were twelve baskets full I know that many of you have heard this passage of Scripture before this very familiar beautiful portion of scripture where Jesus has an encounter with a multitude that is hungry and that needs to be fed but I really believe that this miracle doesn’t start when the people get hungry I think it starts really at the beginning of this chapter where we meet the twelve the disciples who are in close connection close fellowship with Jesus Christ like you and I have been in our lives but specifically over these the last few days when we’re having a close up face-to-face encounter with Jesus these twelve are connected to Jesus in a very personal intimate way in these first two verses of Luke chapter 9 in fact this exact same story is told in another gospel the synoptic gospel which is Mark chapter 6 you don’t have to turn there but I’ll just tell you in mark chapter 6 when this story is told we get more flesh on the bones of this story I want to tell you that any term you read the same story told in the synoptic Gospels that mean were there synergy in the stories that are told in those Gospels and you see something that seems to be contradictory well we know that the Bible is completely that means if there’s something that is said that is a little different in one passage than in the other what that tells us is that there’s some crash there’s some layers there’s some texture that’s gonna help us to get a handle on that story even better it’s kind of like if somebody offers you a one layer chocolate cake you’re gonna enjoy it but if somebody gives you an option between one layer and seven layers now I don’t know about y’all but I’m gonna take the seven layer chocolate cake every single time that’s because the more layers there are the more rich and full and delectable the experience really becomes right in mark chapter 6 we get a layer of chocolate cake it tells us that this is the time when the disciples came to Jesus and then he sent them out in pairs do you remember that he sent them out two by two to the neighboring towns and the neighboring communities and the neighboring cities to perform miracles and to teach and to preach and to authenticate that Jesus was who he said he was and their ministry was so effective that a large chapter 6 tells us when they came back to Jesus they were completely depleted and completely tired and exhausted because they had given so much and they had expended so much in fact Jesus is the one who recognized their exhaustion because they had been completely spent and doing what it was that Jesus had come to them Jesus had asked them and assigned to them to do so they came back to Jesus they looked him in his face and gave an account for how they had handled the assignment on which they had been sent in fact the author in mark chapter 6 wants you to know they had been so busy they had not even had time to eat has anybody in the room ever been that busy I ain’t never been that busy but these men were so busy they had not even eaten Jesus recognized their exhaustion they came to Jesus and they gave an account because they had handled the assignment that they had been given so fully and completely and with integrity if you don’t mind I’ve got to just open up a parenthesis here before we get to the feeding of the 5,000 just open up her parenthesis here to make sure you don’t miss the disciples handled the assignment that Jesus had given them with so much integrity that they were able to look Jesus in his eyes and give him an account for how they had handled that assignment do you know that there is a time that is coming sooner than we think where we’re going to see our Savior face to face and we’re gonna have to give an account me and you for how we’ve handled the assignment that he’s sent us on whether it’s being a mother or a wife or a single woman or a woman in ministry or in a corporate setting whatever assignment he’s given you to do the day is coming y’all when we’re gonna see our Savior look him in the face and have to give him an account and I don’t know about you guys but when I give my Savior an account I’m looking for well done