Proverbs 21:2 (KJV) 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
Proverbs 12:15 (KJV) 15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
These are some very interesting scriptures. We all think our way is the right way. And, to a degree, that’s good. But if what we purport is not right, then there’s a problem. Being passionate about what you believe can be a good trait as long as what you’re believing lines up with God’s Word.
Have you ever been “so sure” you were right about something and then found out you were 180 degrees off the track? I’ve been there and it’s a very humbling thing to realize that you were “so sure” of something but yet “so wrong.”
We need to be particularly diligent about God’s Word and where we stand. Believing His Word is the only way we’ll ever get what He has for us. To say we believe His word, means we actually have to walk in His Word. Just saying we believe doesn’t get us the victory. It’s a heart issue; that’s where we have to believe it.
If God’s Word tells us to do things a certain way, then we need to do it His way. We can’t make up our own rules and then expect God to abide by them. It doesn’t work that way.
Many times we pray and expect instant results — who doesn’t? But when we don’t get those results instantly or even after a few days, what do we do? Do we throw up our hands and say God’s Word doesn’t work or do we dig in our heels and stand firm on God’s integrity – His Word?
1 Kings 8:56b (KJV) 56 … there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.
diligently seek him.
Complaining to God about how long everything is taking is not prayer! Standing firm on His Word, commanding the victory, is what we’re to do. Don’t quit or give up. That’s called unbelief and laziness. And as we know, God doesn’t bless unbelief or laziness. He blesses faith and He moves on our faith-filled prayers – always!
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
If God says to speak to the mountain, then you speak to the mountain. Don’t ask God to speak to the mountain.
If God says to submit to Him and resist the devil and he will flee, then that’s what you do. You don’t ask God to get the devil off your back.
If God says faith comes by hearing His Word, then you need to hear His Word to get faith developed in you. You don’t ask God to give you more faith.
If God says He’s given us authority and power over all the power of the devil and that we have dominion, then we need to take our dominion, speak to the problem, and command obedience.
We are the victors in Christ Jesus. We need to take our rightful place in faith and demand results according to God’s Word.
Mark 11:23 (KJV) 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Mark 11:24 (KJV) 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
James 4:7 (KJV) 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Luke 10:19 (KJV) 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
2 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV) 14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
John 14:13-14 (KJV) 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.