by Jim Henry

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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE'
Program #94, CT#1187

When God Does Wonders
II Joshua 3:7-12

Carl Sandburg, in one of his stories, some yarns he collected a long time
ago from Missouri, told about the mule that was standing on the side of the road,
when an old "Model-T" car, one of the first in that area, came puttin' down the
road. The mule got kind of concerned, and about the time the "Model-T" got even
with it and eased by, he got all cranked up and let loose with both legs and
kicked it. The car went crazy all of a sudden, into a side field, spun around
two or three times and somehow got back on the road, through a gate and kept on
going down the road. He said that old mule just kept braying and braying. Carl
Sandburg interpreted the braying as saying, "What's the use? What's the use?
What's the use?"
A lot of people living in our world today are saying, "What's the use?"
But God wants to do wonders and is doing wonders, and those wonders can take
place in your heart and life and change your question from, "What's the use?" to
a beautiful exclamation of, "God is at work!" When God does wonders.
Last week we talked about two things. The first, we noted in the Book of
Joshua Chapter 3, verse 4, was that in our spiritual pilgrimage, we pass ways
that we have never passed before. To recognize that and see it as a challenge
and not a thing to fear is what will allow God to do wonders through us.
A second thing was that we must sanctify ourselves. "Sanctify yourselves,"
Joshua said to the people. "God's going to do wonders tomorrow, but you've got
to get ready today by the sanctification of your lives."
Now, we move to the third thing that enabled God to do wonders among the
people of Israel and among His people today. That is found in verse 3 of Chapter
"And they commanded the people saying, When you
see the ark of the covenant of the Lord ...

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