SOURCE, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 7/22/19 (Across my desk this morning and really worth considering.)
It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak.” (2 Corinthians 4:13, NIV)
Believe and Declare
I know a man who was believing to pay his house off. It was a standard thirty-year mortgage, and he had twenty-three years left. In the natural, there was no way he could do it. But he was bold enough to say, “Father, thank You that You are Jehovah Jireh; the Lord my provider. I know that my job is not my source. You are my source. It may look impossible, but I know You can do the impossible.” Several years later, he received an inheritance from a family member whom he had never met before. He didn’t even know they were related. He was able to not only pay his house off, but he paid a friend’s house off as well. What was that? Explosive blessings
Friend, when you believe God, you position yourself for a miracle. When you obey His commands, you set yourself under the open windows of heaven. When you declare His Word, you activate His power. Keep standing, keep believing, keep speaking and see the victory and blessing He has in store for you!
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your Word which is alive and powerful! I set my mind on Your promises and choose to declare what You say about me. Thank You for Your faithfulness as I move forward in the good plan You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
This is so true, we tend to limit what God can do but placing our faith on what we know or can see. Some times family members see the eldest as their source and simply wait for an inheritance. Or a wife may be pushing her husband to make sure she is financially OK if he dies first. Even seeing the Company or Boss as your source creates negative undercurrents. This undercurrent of unbelief misses the abundance that GOD has promised us if we see HIM as our source and please HIM with the way that we live our lives on earth.
In Matt.6:32 Jesus teaches us: (For after all hese things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. )
And Apostle Paul teaches us in Hebrews 11: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
And Apostle John taught in 1 John 3:21-23: Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
So the bottom line is IF we live in humility and obedience to all that we know to do that is right before God then we can get out of the boat and walk on the water with Jesus in securing those things that are needed for us to help HIM in the building of HIS kingdom on earth. In 1971 I purchased a small piece of land that no one wanted through the Holy Spirit for very little ignoring the problems. The Holy Spirit told me not to borrow any money to build although I had very little cash money left. By 1991 it had become a nice 7 bedroom B&B supernaturally with no interest paid. In 2017 it was supernaturally sold to loving Christians allowing me to be retired and serve the LORD 24/7. At 86, I now live in a lovely home in Kealia, South Captain Cook and by faith have started a House Church. And this all was made possible by faith. In the natural none of this could have happened. When I bought that little lot it was on the side of a 40′ hillside, full of easements and full of 14′ cane grass. You could not walk on the land and it deeply flooded every time there was a heavy rain. All of that went away in the next 20 years, supernaturally. So it is much much better to be looking towards our heavenly father as our source than the world or each other. And be sure that your friends and family will think you are nuts.
Saint James in 1:2-4 puts it this way: 2 Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. 3 Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. 4 But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [a people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.
Yours in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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