Monday, April 22, 2013

According to...

Something I've discovered I love about reading through the entire Bible every year is the fresh revelation brought out in passages I must have seen a hundred times before. This morning it was a simple sentence, read in Matthew 9:29 "Then He touched their eyes and said, "Because of your faith, it will happen."" (NLT)

Did the light of heaven shine down with a heavenly chorus just then? For me, it did. I honestly don't even want to guess how many times I've read "your faith has made you well" in my life, because I know it's a lot, but also because it's kind of embarrassing to admit that my life does not reflect the knowledge and fruit that it should if this is truly written on my heart.

How many times do you feel God has promised something - whether it be a miracle of healing or provision, or a calling you feel He's placed on your life that you're waiting for the door to open to - and yet it's just not happening? You feel almost as if you're in some sort of limbo, unsure of where to go, what to do or say, balancing precariously on the line of the seen and the unseen. If you're at this spot of waiting, please allow me to ask a simple, yet difficult question. Where is your faith at in regards to this? Not faith in God, or in Jesus as savior, so to speak, but in the power of God regardless of the circumstance. The New Testament is filled with miracles, and lots of them are tagged with phrases that indicate that the parties in need got out of the way so Jesus could take care of business - according to their faith, because of their faith...

God meets us at our points of need, and His power is able to work in our lives according to the level of faith we have in Him. We don't serve a somewhat powerful God, we serve THE ALL POWERFUL GOD. There is literally nothing He cannot do, if we're willing to truly walk in faith - fully surrender ourselves and our situations {and that means the results too!} - and trust that He will move on our behalf!

We have to get out of the way, and we need to get our unbelief out of the way, so our God can move, work, and above all look at us and say, "Because of YOUR faith, it WILL happen."

And I truly believe that it will. I myself am standing on a promise that I believe with my whole heart God has spoken. But it's not my job to solve it, fix it, or say exactly what God's will for the situation is. It is simply my job to trust Him, and to turn up my level of faith so that it meets the level of action needed, and to get out of the way and let God be God. Because at the end of the day, that is the one thing that never changes.

Until next time, I'll still be laughing,

1 comment:

  1. Very Beautiful Crystle! Eagerly awaiting the testimony in your life to change many lives and many hearts towards God and the upward call! Love ya!