MY NEXT LEVEL OF GROWTH WITH GOD
DISCOVERYING MY PERSONAL PRAYER POWER WITH GOD
November 27, 2011
Lesson # 10
Bible Fact: My blessings that come into my storehouse are promised, planned, promoted and predestined by God in exchange for my growth to trust in His way.
Bible Text: Deuteronomy 28:8, 9
Aim: To lead students to obediently trust God to provide their blessings at a level to meet their individual needs.
Arabian horses go through rigorous training in the deserts of the Middle East. The trainers require absolute obedience from the horses, and test them to see if they are completely trained. The final test is almost beyond the endurance of any living thing. The trainers force the horses to do without water for many days. Then he turns them loose and of course they start running toward the water, but just as they get to the edge, ready to plunge in and drink, the trainer blows his whistle. The horses who have been completely trained and who have learned perfect obedience, stop. They turn around and come pacing back to the trainer. They stand there quivering, wanting water, but they wait in perfect obedience. When the trainer is sure that he has their obedience he gives them a signal to go back to drink.
Now this may be severe but when you are on the trackless desert of Arabia and your life is entrusted to a horse, you had better have a trained obedient horse. We must accept God’s training and obey Him.
A. Compliance is my responsibility to maintain the harvest that God gives to me.
According to Deuteronomy 28:14 what one thing God does not want to see happen as I come into my harvest?
What one thing according to v. 15 causes my harvest to be canceled by God?
I can identify and list ten (10) things in vv. 16-19 that are a direct result of the cancelation of my harvest from God for noncompliance.
I can list the three (3) things in v. 20 that will happen to indicate that my disobedience is destroying my harvest.
B. Discuss with your group how Romans 12:1,2 relates to the Arabian horses illustration above.