Question #1: Look back over your life and think of an event or opportunity that you
regret you missed.
Question #2 What was the reason that you missed it?
Tell story of Missing Loree's Birth!
1 "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
2 "Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 "Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them,
4 "but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 "But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6 "And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!'
7 "Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.
8 "And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
9 "But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.'
10 "And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
11 "Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!'
12 "But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.'
13 "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of
Man is coming. (NKJ)
There have been through out the Bible many people that missed important events and opportunities!
Saul missed the opportunity to be a great king of Israel because of disobedience.
31700 missed the victory of being in Gideon's army because of fear and laziness.
Abner missed being king David's General because of bad choices. He did not recognize that David was the newly anointed king by God and he kept fighting for the household of Saul after Saul's death.
2 Sam 3:33-34
33 And the king sang a lament over Abner and said: "Should Abner die as a fool dies? ...
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