I caught the last ten minutes of Elevation Church’s message last weekend and still ended up taking almost a fully page of notes! Even though the sermon was called “Just the 2 of Us”, I’m calling these sermon notes “God’s Working While You’re Waiting” since that’s the phrase that jumped out at me.
I won’t say these are the most organized sermon notes since they literally came from the end of the message. But what I can tell you is that I grabbed so many good nuggets, I didn’t want you to miss them.
God Can Do What You Cannot Do For Yourself
It’s personal and private; it’s a process. The Spirit says, “I need time alone with your problem.”
2 Kings 4 tells the story of a woman who cried out to Elisha because she had nothing. Her husband died and she feared his creditor would take her sons as slaves because of his debt. This is what transpired:
Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”
“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”
Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”
She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.”
But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.– 2 Kings 4:2-6
God did for that woman that which she could not do for herself.
God’s Working While You’re Waiting
God is working while you’re waiting. What he’s doing in this moment is greater than you know.
What do you do when the thing you didn’t ask for happens in your life? 2 Kings 4:36 reminds us to TAKE IT BACK…receive back joy, hope, peace and a right spirit.
Trust God Even When You Don’t Understand
I don’t know what God is doing, but I trust Him.
Trust God with both opened and closed doors.
‘You are the God of the question and the comma…who sees beyond the surface.”– Steven Furtick
Any time something in your life dies, go back to where you started and to the one who will never leave you nor forsake you.
God’s Presence is Your Promise
Never forget, God’s presence is your promise. It may be a different season, but it’s the same God.
Pastor Steven started singing “What a friend we have in Jesus” that reminds us to “never be discouraged…take it to the Lord in prayer.”
Invite God to do what you cannot do for yourself.
Just the 2 of Us
You can watch/listen to the full Just the 2 of Us Sermon on Elevation’s website.
Past Sermon Notes
Catch up on some of my past sermon notes here: