by Steve Wagers

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When God Says 'Wait' (3 of 3)
Series: God's Prayer Language
Steve N. Wagers
Daniel 6; 10:12
October 10, 2007

Sermon Outline
1. A Determined Prayer!
A) A Favored Man
B) A Faithful Man
2. A Devoted Prayer!
A) His Personal Communion with God
1) The Location
2) The Preparation
3) The Duration
4) The Cooperation
B) His Perfect Confidence in God
3. A Delayed Prayer!
A) The Time He Waited
B) The Truth He Wanted
1) Who was Seen
2) What was Said

An elderly lady was concerned about her husband's hearing. It seemed that every time she would call him, he wouldn't respond. The lady went to the
doctor to ask his advice.

The doctor said to her, "when you go home, tell your husband to stand at the end of the hallway, and you should stand at the other end. Ask him what he wants for dinner. Continue to move him closer towards you until he responds to your question so you know exactly how far away he is from you when he finally hears you."

She thought this was a great idea. When she got home, she placed her husband at the end of the hallway and yelled, "Herbert, what do you want for dinner?" There was no response. She moved 10 feet closer. Again she yelled, "Herbert, what do you want for dinner?" No response. She moved another 15 feet closer to where she was now practically face to face with her husband. She yelled even louder this time, "HERBERT, what do you want for dinner?!!" Herbert yells back at her, "For the THIRD time, I want chicken!!"

I believe there are times that we tend to think that God is the One with the hearing problem, when it turns out to be that we are the ones with the problem.

It's like the three retirees, each with a hearing loss, who were taking a walk one fine April day. One remarked to the other, "Windy, ain't it?" "No," the second man replied, "It's Thursday." And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's have a coke."

When it comes to hearing God's prayer language, it often seems that if ...

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