41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out; it ran in the dry places like a river.
41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out; it ran in the dry places like a river.
5 Now therefore, if you will obey My voice in truth and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own peculiar possession and treasure from among and above all peoples; for all the earth is Mine.
6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests, a holy nation [consecrated, set apart to the worship of God]. These are the words you shall speak to the Israelites. (Exodus 19:5-6) Amp
“For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation.” (Romans 10:10)
My friend let me ask you a question. Have you been listening to your self speaking lately? What are you confessing most of the times? I have said this before, you can always tell what a person believes by hearing them talk. Just hang around a person for a while and you can tell what their believe system is like from their conversations. If our confession is wrong it is because our believe is wrong, and if our believe is wrong, it is because our mind is not renewed to the TRUTH – the Word of God.
The bible contains God’s will for us. Those promises in the bible is what God wants you to have. God wants you to have healing in your body, food on your table, peace in your home, He wants your marriage healed, He wants your children well and thriving in very area of life. God’s thought towards you is constant and He is constantly think of how to demonstrate His extra ordinary goodness in your life. (Psalm 8:4 )
You see, we may not always understand everything the Bible says with the natural mind but the Word of God works! Faith in the Word of God is not blind, but creates what cannot be perceived by the natural mind!
For example, take a look at Abraham in the bible. Abraham and Sarah’s case was hopeless, they were both too old and far past childbearing age. But the bible says that Abraham, “ who against all hope believed that he will become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken” (Romans 4:18). That which was spoken, meaning, what God promised him. And sure enough Abraham and Sarah eventually gave birth to Isaac. They did see the promise come to pass and today Abraham is indeed the father of many nations as promised by God. Not only to the Jewish nation but to all who believe in Jesus Christ as the Savior.(Romans 4:12)
The bible calls Abraham “the father of faith” and he serves has a great example of faith to us today because of the demonstration of his faith in God! How did Abraham demonstrate his faith before God to qualify for the promise. The Bible tells us that:
When God Changed Abraham’s name from “Abram” to “Abraham”, which means “father of many nations” (Genesis 17:5). Abraham believed God, and stated to call himself by that name, even though it looked physically impossible, Abraham held on to his confession of faith. And because of that God granted him the promise. Abraham did not receive the promise because it looked possible in the natural, and neither did he received the promise because he worked for it (Romans 4:4-5)
Abraham, the father of our faith in Jesus Christ received the promise because he believed the WORD of God. And that, God gives life to the dead and CALLS things that do not exist as though they did. Meaning, God CALLS things that do not exist into EXISTENCE!
“Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all 17 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; 18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken.” (Romans 4:16-18)
Let Abraham’s faith encourage you too today. Believe God’s promises for you, confess those promises instead of speaking negative words and give God the privilege of bringing His promises to pass in your life in due season. As a seed of Abraham, the Lord wants His name to be glorified in the earth through your life like Abraham’s life!
“So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.” (Hebrews 11:23)
I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth! (Psalm 121:1-2)
“You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I Am], He may give it to you.” (John 15:16)
Maybe you are already on a job and you are seeking promotion or it can even be that presently you do not have a job. Well, let me encourage you with this, whatever your current position is, God has already ordain you for success. From the Scripture quoted above, God has already laid the foundation for your success. He has already approved you in Jesus Christ and put in you the ability to be fruitful. That is increase, that is talking promotion.
If you have a goal or target set before you, irrespective of how difficult it looks, you can have confidence in the fact that God wants you to excel in the task set before you, and that is why He said, ‘ASK’. God really wants to increase you more and more!
Although God doesn’t reward laziness, He wants us be diligent in the work of our hands and be commendable at our different work places, where ever that might be,whether we are self employed or working for somebody. The Bible says “A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty.” (Proverbs 28:19) NLT
However having said that, we must understand the fact that God does not want us to be ‘hustlers, struggling through life to make things work for us’ God wants us to have a ‘mindset of Christ’ in our approaches. The mindset of Christ says, ‘Through Christ I can’, that is what the Bible says in Philippians, “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].” (Philippians 4:13)
With this mindset you can ask God for whatever you need to excel in your desired goal. With this mindset you can do your job or serve your boss with the diligence required and make him or her happy. And with the mindset of Christ you can look to God for your promotion in “due season”.
Make God your source, allow Him to teach you and lead you to become profitable. God can give you creative ideas to solve problems. He can give you favor with the right people. The Spirit of the Lord can give you discernment about people and show you things hidden to the natural eyes. He can open doors in the right places for you,where man says it is impossible! God can give you whatever resources you need to accomplish your goal! All you need to do is ask the Father for it in the Name of Jesus.
You are very much in my Prayers! God bless you!
“God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)
Please join me in prayer for these requests:
For the Nation of Philippines, Lord, we lift every one that has been affected through this tragedy, we commit them into your hand, comfort those who are mourning, and help them to rebuild their lives again. Lord, thank You for the helping hands that have come from many around the world, we pray for the Government, grant them your wisdom, favor and strength to rebuild. We pray that you heal and restore the Philippines, for your glory. (Isaiah 53:4-5)
For our Governments and those in leadership we pray for wisdom to rule wisely , that your peace and authority will prevail in every situation. We remember the sensitive situation in the mid-east with Israel at the centre of the conflict, we pray for the protection of your people – Israel and for your peace to reign in that region (Isaiah 47:10)
For those who are weary and about to give up, Lord, we lift up the Body of Christ, particularly those in difficult situations and about to give up on your promises because they have become weary, we ask for strength, and your wisdom for them. Help them to keep moving forward until the victory is won (Isaiah 12:2)
For the vulnerable children all over the world, Lord we ask that you rescue and shelter them under your wings. Send your Angels to minister to them, surrounding them with the right people that will help and foster them with your love. We pray for the Christmas Project – “Operation Smile of a Child” as they plan to bless children all over the world with Christmas gift, we pray for the provision, help in the planning process, and for the protecting of everyone involved one way or another. Prepare and open the hearts of these young ones, to know your love and receive the gift of your salvation as well. (Psalm 18:16-17)
For those that have suffered injustice because they are poor and for other reasons, Lord you are the defender of the poor and oppressed, we ask that you will deliver them from the oppressor and lift them up for your glory.(Psalm 12:5)
For those that are sick physically and emotionally, for troubled marriages and family. Lord we ask that you will heal their physical bodies and their minds, we speak life over them now. We plead the Blood of Jesus over marriages we ask for healing and restoration of these families, Lord bind up there wounds and cause them to rejoice in your deliverance. We send your word to them by your stripes they were healed (Isaiah 53)
For those who are seeking employment or in need of financial provision, Lord we pray for favor, wisdom and that you will provide for every need (Psalm34:6)
Lord, we pray that as your Word goes forth you will work ,miracle, signs and wonders in the lives of people as they come in agreement with your Word by faith. We pray and ask all these in the Name of Jesus. (Amen).
Thank you, Love from Shade ~ God bless you!:)