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? [I Kings 8:56b]
Complaining to God about how long everything is taking is not prayer! Standing firm on His Word and 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!
God tells us to speak to the mountain, then you speak to the mountain. Don’t ask God to speak to the mountain. [Mark 11:23-24]
God says to submit to Him and resist the devil and he will flee, then that’s what you are to do. You don’t ask God to get the devil off your back. [James 4:7]
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. [Romans 10:17]
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. [Luke 10:19; Gen. 1:26]
We are the victors in Christ Jesus. We need to take our rightful place in faith and demand results according to God’s Word.
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.
Let’s get goin’ – Pamela