We all are painfully aware that living on planet earth affords us plenty of opportunity to deal with problems. We don’t like it but this is a fallen world and satan is out to steal, kill, and destroy. But that’s not the end.
As we see in John 10:10, Jesus came that we might have and enjoy an abundant life. So what do we do when we have a problem? Worldly people do all sorts of things to solve their problems but what are we, as born-again Christians, supposed to do? How do we solve our problems without going the world’s way?
First of all, when we get born-again, we’re not to discard our common sense, as some have done. We’re to seek God’s way of doing things and listen to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Secondly, just because we think we have the solution, we need to keep our options open because just maybe God has a better solution! After all, He’s smarter than us!
Thirdly, don’t lock God in a box. Just because He answered a certain way before, doesn’t mean that’s the solution this time. Stay open and tuned in to the Holy Spirit’s leading. Many times His solutions are way different than ours.
Too many times we jump to the wrong conclusion about what to do because we’re impatient and don’t want to spend time seeking the Lord for the answer. This isn’t good because we can miss the best solution – the one that works.
My observation has been that when push comes to shove, and the heat is on, many Christians will default to the world’s ways and this can be disastrous. What you do in a crisis situation tells a lot about what’s really in your heart and what you actually believe. Listen to yourself. Is faith in God’s Word coming out of your mouth or is it the world’s answers?
As I say often, you can’t have faith beyond your knowledge of God’s Word because that’s where faith is. And your faith won’t rise higher than the confession of your mouth. Too many Christians think they already know God’s Word because they heard it once or twice. Not so.
Brothers and sisters, we need God’s Word going into our hearts and coming out of our mouths daily, not just when we’re in a panic because it won’t work in a crisis situation if it hasn’t been firmly planted in our hearts.
Let’s make God’s Word a priority in our lives and live the supernatural life God has ordained for us.
2 Corinthians 4:4 (KJV) 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
John 10:10 (KJV) 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
2 Peter 1:3-4 (KJV) 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.