Seeds of Faith
Before we need, before we ask
“Earth, shake with fear before the LORD,
before the God of Jacob.
He turned a rock into a pool of water, a hard rock into a spring.”
This week, if you come up against obstacles that try to become giants in front of you-- remember, it is "the almighty God” alone that makes the earth tremble. As long as we are steady in Him, then the obstacle remains simply that-- an obstacle, and God Himself gives us the strength to handle them, (or) to go through them, to withstand them, and to get past them.
If you start to fret about, “But, how…” remind yourself, and take heart, that the same God who provided water from a rock to care for His people, still does amazing things now. God has not changed. His Word says,
"The Lord says, 'This is my agreement with these people:
My Spirit and my words that I give you will never leave you
or your children or your grandchildren,
now and forever.'"
Jesus, who came to earth as God in human form, said,
"Earth and sky will be destroyed,
but the words I have said will never be destroyed."
Hold to the promise that
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever."
My friend, whatever "need" you are facing right now, know that you too, (just like the people of Israel) could be standing right in front of a blessing, without you even realizing it. The source you need may be right in plain sight, it just might have a different exterior than you are expecting. Don’t limit God from the impossible He can perform in your life. He can provide in many different ways, and in some ways you would never have expected. Nothing is impossible with God when He is about to "pour out water from a rock" when one of His children are in desperate need of supply. Just remember the Israelites went 3 days before they saw God's mighty hand. He was waiting for them to quit complaining about the "lack of" and to "ask Him."
Whatever "obstacle" you face this week-- let it remain just that-- an obstacle. Stand in faith that you serve a faithful God. Don't let whatever it is, become a giant. Know that mountains are merely the size of an ant hill to the one who created the heavens and earth. He is more than able, and we are more than conquerors in Him.
My friend, God will make a way for you-- because FAITHFUL is the one who calls you.
Blessing to you today and this week
Praying in Faith:
"Father God, thank You for being our God. Lord, I still believe You are a God of wonder, and that You have not changed. I still believe that You are a God who will do a mighty work for those who wait on You and trust You. Lord, I praise You as my God. Lord, not only are You my God-- but You are the God of this reader, and I pray You will open their eyes to see You in an amazing way. Lord, I ask You to strengthen them in their spirit. Lord, I ask You to help them to stand firm in their resolve to follow You.
~In Christ Jesus name, Amen~
Journaling: This week, write out the obstacles that seem to be in your way, and then ask God to show you from HIS perspective what they really are. Ask Him how you are to overcome them; is there something YOU are to do, or are you to exercise faith while you wait for some thing only HE can do.