Read Isaiah 40:28-31 one last time.
II. THE SOURCE OF OUR STRENGTH VERSES 28-29
Job 17:9, “The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.”
Psalm 138:3, “In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.”
Psalm 84:7, “They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.”
The demands of our life require more than our own power. Yes, we get tired, but serve Him when tired, and He will give strength. You will never get weary serving Christ, but on the other hand sin will drain us.
III. THE CONDITIONS OF STRENGTH VERSE 31.
Our ministry must be to The Lord. Jesus came not to be ministered unto, but to minister. How can we minister unto The Lord?
A. LONG FOR HIM “as the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my
soul after Thee O God.”
B. LOOK TO HIM. Psalm 124:1-8.
C. LIVE FOR HIM. Paul said, “for to me to live is Christ and to …”
Proverbs 27:18, “..he that waiteth on his master shall be honored.”
Renew: To exchange for, to trade in your weakness for his strength.
IV. THE RESULT OF HIS STRENGTH VERSE 31.
The story is told of a black preacher in the South, “Brethren, this church needs to walk.” The old deacon said, ‘Amen’. He continued, “Brethren, this church needs to run.” The deacon once again said, ‘hallelujah.’ The preacher continued, “Brethren, this church needs to fly.” The deacon said, ‘amen, hallelujah.’ Then the preacher said, “Well, it’s going to cost some money to make this church fly.” The deacon replied ‘let her walk brother, let her walk.’
A. FLY ABOVE OUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
B. FACE IMPOSSIBLE OBSTACLES.
“They shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.”