We, who confess to be believers, must make sure we believe—what we say—we believe. Through Jesus Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit is dwelling on the inside of us. Some of us operate from that level of awareness; then again, most of us don’t believe the scope of power accessible to us. Since COVID-19 made its appearance, the world is more opened to hear and learn about God—but not without reservation. Their skepticism will weigh our actions—over what we say—we believe.
Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit!
God empowered us with capabilities to perform exploits beyond our physical being. So, don’t let the frail structure eclipse the power within. I will say, though, quite a few of us have curtailed our faith to fit a limited set of “controlled” circumstances; thinking it will have to get done with our abilities. But the Holy Spirit has assignments for us that will challenge us to function on a higher level of faith. Onlookers, and even ourselves, will say, only by the grace of God.
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; (1 Corinthians 1:27)
In order to believe on that higher realm of competency, we’re going to have to develop a steadfast, unwavering trust in God. This unfaltering stance comes by studying and obeying His Word; spending quality one-on-one time in the quietness of His presence; and by experiencing His faithfulness time-after-time.
Think about this:
The more time we spend with a person, the better we get to know them. We soon learn to distinguish their voice from a multitude of others; we know if they are dependable and trustworthy; we learn their likes and dislikes; even find ourselves finishing their sentences before they can. That level of familiarity is because of the time we spend around them. The same is true when it comes to our relationship with God. He has made it possible for us to be as close to Him as we are willing to invest the time, and effort.
Because of the pandemic crisis the world is facing, if anyone of us is taking our spirituality for granted, time is out for that kind of lackadaisical attitude. In Isaiah 55:6 it says, seek Me while I may be found. The word while suggest a limited frame of time.
Don’t lose focus of the fact, God allowed this whole world to be shut down; the message that encompasses is not to be slighted, but taken seriously. Our prayer should be, Lord what is my role in all of this? What do You want me to be doing? However, when He answers you, it’s going to involve your faith to believe in Him.
God gave us the power; He gave us His Word; now we must exert our faith to BELIEVE!
- Greater is He that’s in me than He that’s in the world. (See 1 John 4:4.) Do your actions reflect that?
- I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. (See Philippians 4:13.) Do you rely on His strength?
- No weapon formed against me shall prosper. (See Isaiah 54:17.) Do you really believe that?
- The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. (See Psalm 23:1.) Do you wait on His provisions?
- If God is for me, who can be against me? (See Romans 8:31.) Do you walk in that level of confidence?
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.