Expect A Miracle!
For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]. (Phil 4:8)
In this world it is not difficult at all to find negative and evil reports. Negative words, doom and gloom, evil forecasters are plenty in the world and are constantly looking for us! They are biding for your attention everywhere you turn.
This is what Apostle Paul in the verse quoted above (Phil 4:8) is trying to warn us about. Note that this text comes after telling us in the preceding verses in that bible passage not to be anxious for anything but rather to pray and ask God for what we need…
To paraphrase it, Apostle Paul is saying after you have prayed, Watch Out! WATCH WHAT YOU ARE THINKING! …..meaning don’t Think or Meditate on evil report, doom and gloom, Negative Expectation ……meaning don’t think anymore as this world or as unbelievers would think…But, you as a Child of God think as God thinks. Think God’s Thought for you!
What is God thinking about you? Take a look at what the bible says:
“For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
God is not planning evil for for you. GOD HAS A GOOD PLAN FOR YOU!
God told Joshua if he wants to have success in this life…“This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good [b]success.” (Joshua 1:8)
The Word Day and Night means there is no time for negative thinking, because As You Think You Will Become that is, what ever dominates your thing is what you will become!
Don’t focus on or meditate on your “giant” don‘t meditate on the evil news around you; Remember…….. The children of Israel could not possess their inheritance, even though God had already promised to give them the land. They became what dominated their thought pattern, God saw them as “More that Victorious” compared to their enemies, but they saw themselves as “grasshoppers” their generation perished in the wilderness (expected for Joshua and Caleb who believed God) because they meditated on evil news; the evil report brought by the 10 spices. (Read this for yourself, look at Numbers Chapters 13 -14)
Beloved, decide to be like Joshua and Caleb who received God’s Will and Promise for them by refusing to believe the evil report of the spies. Joshua and Caleb were able to enter their promise land because their focus was not on the natural system of this world, but the SUPERNATURAL SYSTEM! The Living Word of God!
God’s will for you is what is revealed in …HIS LIVING WORD – His promises in the Bible. That is God’s promise land for you! God wants you to hold fast to His Word in your MIND and in your MOUTH by confessing His Word until you see the Breakthrough with your physical eyes!
The word of God is perfect for whatever situation you might be facing right now. The word of God will penetrate and tear down any resistance against it!
Jesus says you can speak to your mountain and it will obey you!
“….He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of firmly relying trust]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith [ that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”
What is the mountain before you? Is it sickness? Do you need financial breakthrough? Are you facing difficult family challenges? Or your problem could be a spiritual one? What ever the problem, I encourage you to take your stand against it by confessing the Living Word of God over it, boldly declare the promises of God for your life over the situation….AND WATCH GOD WORK A MIRACLE FOR YOU.