THOUGHTS FOR YOUR DAY.
Sep10SatSeptember 10, 2011
2 Corinthians 1:20
King James Version (KJV)
20For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
This verse points out that we have our part to play in the fulfillment of the promises of God.
Many times we find Christians “waiting” on God, and not really doing anything. They say the “battle is the Lord’s” but the reason that the battle is the Lords, is because the “battle plan” is the Lords. When we follow His plan we win. Consider the battles of old, even though the Lord moved in behalf of Israel they still had to go to the battlefield, and play out their part.
We have our part to play in the “good fight of faith” just as they did. James tells us that “faith without works is dead”, other translations say faith without “corresponding actions” is barren or unfruitful.
Having said that realize that the beginning of any action is your thoughts and your words. So your meditations (thoughts and imaginations) and the words of your mouth must line up with your faith. Take the time to build your faith for what you are asking for, give the Lord the opportunity to speak to you about it. Once you’ve heard from him, then it is time to pray. Giving God thanks for the answer you believe you have received is a great place to start and a great way to maintain your position of faith.
Should there be more action required let the Holy Spirit lead you in the acting out of your faith. Ask Him, listen to Him and do what He says. Again I say, Listen to HIM and do what HE says. Obedience (not presumption) is the catalyst to a miracle. Obedience is defined as “compliance with someone’s wishes or orders.” That sounds like doing or acting on the Word, that is doing what He says.