Faithfully and consistently do your part, and trust God to do His part with the rest! The results are in His hands!
Matthew 9:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be made whole.
If I … Wow. Two little words, yet so powerful!!
If I… Words that expressed determination to press through and to press on no matter the obstacles that lie ahead!
If I… Words that required tremendous faith to reach out to the great physician!
If I… Words that required ignoring past disappointments and failures.
If I.. Words that drove out doubt and no options.
If I… Words that expressed hope and a personal choice.
If I… Words that gave focus in the midst of naysayers, doubters, and societies set rules.
If I… Words that went beyond what was seen with the natural eye and pushed forward into the supernatural, spiritual.
If I… Words that revealed understanding that true faith requires action!
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You may not be able to depend on people to stay with you through the storm to comfort and help you in your time of distress. You might even lose some things or suffer damages in the process, however be of good courage. You have prepared in advance for the storm that has come upon you through prayer, fasting, studying the word, and obedience. Now, sit back and relax, knowing God is there to keep you and comfort you with His strength, power, provision, and never ending love!
Deuteronomy 31:6 (KJV)
6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Deuteronomy 31:8 (KJV)
8 And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
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Mission minded: Go and compel them to come!!
God is able to do great things in our lives if we would just believe. It is necessary for us to build up our faith in God by studying the Word of God, praying, and fasting to draw closer unto Him regularly. During these times of seeking God with our whole hearts and minds we are able to find peace and quietness in the midst of the storms of our life. It is when we rest in God that we are able to hear Him speak into our lives to build up our faith, our joy, and our committment to Him and the work of the ministry.
Often we receive the promises of God with great joy and faith, but over time fear, doubt, and disbelief may begin to crowd in to separate us from God and His promises. After God speaks something into our life we may be faced with unexpected trials and tribulations that we feel we can not bear, but during this time we must continue to hold on and trust in Him.
We must confess with our mouths and believe in our hearts that the word is true when it is declared ” If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7) Then, we must cry out before the Lord in our private times of prayer for his direction, his annointing, and his strength to endure until our change comes. We must turn our face away from the problem and towards our God who is our provider and our keeper. The bible proclaims ” The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. ” (Psalm 121:5)
If God has spoken a word into our life, a promise from on high, then we must hold on to it no matter what comes our way or who tries to hinder our walk through negative words or actions. We must continue to stand and believe God will do exactly what he has said he would do at the appointed time and place. We must continue to walk in obedience and faith knowing that God will provide our way of escape and has already ordained the provisions be supplied that we will need to walk in victory. If God said it then that’s enough, no more doubting, no more crying, no more trying to do it ourselves. We must wait on God and follow His directions when he speaks, and then we will see God’s hand moving in our lives, and the lives of those round about us, to fulfill his promises just as he said he would do.
Let’s praise Him in advance, knowing that if God said it, it will truly come to pass!
Words To Stand On…
1 John 2:25
25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
Walk It Out…
Stop and take a moment to meditate on this devotional and more importantly the mighty Word of God. How does this apply to you on today? What are you currently believing God for in your life? What do you need to let go of or stop doing immediately? What do you need to begin doing? Pray and listen. Now step out in faith and go forth in Jesus name!
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