As I’ve said, faith is trusting God to be and do what He has said in His Word. So where do people miss it? They don’t value the Word of God because they don’t really trust Him to honor His Word. It’s just like what we do with people. We believe the ones we trust. We believe their track record or we don’t believe it. All in all, it’s a choice. Our choice!
The more you value God’s Word, the more you value Him. That’s when you’ll start to see results because you know that His Word works and that He backs it up. Remember, you can’t have faith beyond your knowledge of His Word and trusting that Word.
2 Chronicles 16:9a (KJV)
9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
God is always on the look-out for those who will believe Him and stand on His Word so He can show Himself strong on their behalf. He wants to cause His Word to come to pass in your life but it has to come through the avenue of faith and that means trusting Him and His Word.
If things aren’t working the way they should, we’re the ones at fault. It’s never God who’s withholding from us. We’re either not receiving or we’re missing it in some way. We can’t even blame the devil because we have authority to bind him and command him to bud out!
1 Peter 5:8 (KJV) 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
James 4:7 (KJV) 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
So how do you know when it’s the enemy talking to you or it’s God? You know because the devil is a liar and that’s what he does – lie to you by giving you negative thoughts of fear, doubt and unbelief. That’s what he did to Eve: “Did God really say that?” She should not have entertained any of his lies. And that’s what we’re to do – not entertain any of satan’s lies that come to us. We’re to cast them down immediately, taking those thoughts captive and rebuking him, and making sure those thoughts line up with the Word of God.
2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Continued next time — Pamela