Even thought, I will!

“Even though, I will”

“Remember that person that gave up? Neither does anyone else!” (Reality of life!)

A very good morning to all you beautiful, blessed children of the Most High!

It is once again my priviledge & honour, to share with you, what I believe God, has laid upon my heart … a “now Word” for many.

As I believe that many people across the world, saved and unsaved, are facing extremely tough and challenging times!! Amen anyone?

So, before we get into our sermon for today, let us just bring this morning to the Lord in prayer.

“Opening prayer”

Many of you that knows me well, will know that I am quite fascinated or intrigued by super-natural human achievements, and that I read up on the subject quite often.

And today I would just like to share with you briefly, on an achievement that is not only worthy to be mentioned, but an achievement that can be used as a life lesson … a tenacious faith statement, which declares that:

“Even though, I will”

You see church, on 3rd June 2017, Alex Honnold stood in front of a 3000 foot vertical granite rock, called El Capitan, in the Yosimite National Park in California, and after 10 years of dreaming, after being told that it cannot be done, nobody has ever done that, it’s way too dangerous, one mistake – certain death! (over 30 fatalities).

And looking up to that sheer size of that granite face, Alex Honnold started to “Free Solo El Capitan” without any ropes & any safety gear.

On that bright morning, I can imagine Alex saying:

“Even though … I will”…  well, it took him just over 4 hours to conquer El Capitan, the 1st human being to free solo this giant of a rock and carved his name in the annals of mountaineering, and great human achievements.

So, this morning I would like you to turn your Bibles to Habakkuk 3: 17-18(NLT) – 17Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, 18yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!

Once again, we are reminded, this time through Scripture, that “Even though, I will”

You see, Habakkuk trusted God, he had his faith rooted in God, he had the assurance that God can be trusted, no matter what (somebody listen up…) God can be trusted, no matter what you’re facing right now!

Even though you’re in the lowest of valleys, in the eye of the storm …and no idea of when and how it will end, yet you believe by faith, that God will come through for you … “Even though, I will!”

Even King David, who penned many of the Psalms, proclaimed boldly in that well known Psalm 23:4, Even though I walk through the (sunless) valley of the shadow of death, I WILL fear no evil!

Even though I have the odds stacked against me, I will trust in the God of my salvation! I will say of the Lord, Psalm 91:2 – “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust” (Even though, I will!)

Please allow me to take you to around midnight, to a dungeon (an underground prison cell) in Phillipi in

Acts 16:25-34(NIV) – 25About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. 27The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he though the prisoners had escaped. 28But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” 29The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved- you and your household.” 32Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. 33At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. 34The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God-he and his whole household.

Paul & Silas had the odds stacked against them …. bound in chains with no possibility of escape …. beaten and bruised, they used the most effective weapon in a Believers arsenal, they started singing and praying unto their God! Verse 25

You see church, Paul & Silas made their minds up, they made faith declarations that, “Even though, I will”

They had all the reason in the world to be miserable, grumpy, moody & discouraged!

But they trusted God, irrespective of insurmountable circumstances & conditions, and God proved to them, and to us through His Word, that He is the God of the super-natural … always was, is and always will be!

There are still so many Bible characters that I can mention Church, Noah, Daniel, Job to name but a few, who all adopted the mindset & attitude that, “Even though, I will.”

My challenge to each one of you is simply this …..

When last did you look at your mountain, that situation that you have no control over?

Well it’s time to say to what ever you’re facing right now: “Even though, I will.”