When life drains all your fight-back energy, it can leave you feeling despondent. Nevertheless, even though you’re beaten-down and cornered in, you manage to find a tiny seed of faith that you humbly exchange for an enormous miracle. It’s not easy to believe such a meager offering will be sufficient for God to bring “it” to pass. However, He knows when you’re doing your best to trust Him. He can interpret your heart’s intent, and turn your little faith into a gigantic miracle.
God knows a seed’s authenticity.
In Luke 17:6 it says, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
If God said He will do it, then He will do it. If He spoke it, then it will come to pass (see Numbers 23:19). Unlike man, God can’t lie. He knows everything about the situation you’re facing; He knows what needs to be done, and He has the power to bring it to pass with your little, not quite sure, seed of faith.
That’s exactly the state I found myself in a few weeks ago when I was crying out for a miracle. As I was praying, the Holy Spirit brought Psalm 37:3-5 to my attention.
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Let me tell you, when God interrupts your prayer in order to give you a Scripture, you better pay strict attention, and do whatever it says for you to do. Hold on to that Word; it’s your confirmation that it will come to pass if you met the conditions. Every time doubt tried to creep in, I used those verses like a Sword and chopped the enemy down. You can’t receive anything better when you are believing for an answered prayer than to get a direct Word from the Most-High.
Watch Me bring it to pass!
The Holy Spirit spoke to me directly from His Word. Not only did He speak His Word, but He empowered it with revelation as it pertained to my circumstances; He put the following in my spirit from Psalm 37:
• Verse 3 says to trust God and do good. God let me know that being kind was not my problem, however, trusting Him was a different matter. He enlightened me that my trust wasn’t where it should be; that I still doubt and worry more than I should. But He knows I’m working diligently on it as demonstrated in verses 4 and 5.
• Verse 4 says to delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. God put in my spirit that I do delight myself in Him, because the quality time I spend with Him is increasing out of the mere fact I want to be with Him. I include Him in everything that I do, and wouldn’t think about making a decision without His directions. The Holy Spirit knows I have an insatiable appetite for the things concerning Him.
• Verse 5 says to commit your ways to Him and He shall bring it to pass. God let me know that I’m doing the best, in my flawed ways, to commit to Him, and since I’m meeting the conditions of these verses, in spite of my imperfect understanding, He knows I’m sincere. Therefore, when the devil comes with a lie, I should confidently tell him, “That’s not a desire of my heart.”
I shall bring the desires of your heart to pass!
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