The labels on pharmaceutical packages, the directions stamped on exercise equipment, and the instructions for weight loss programs will state: Individual results may vary. That’s because the manufacturers of these products know that body types and the dedication to follow the directions are vital to receiving the desired outcome. The same is true when it comes to faith. The only difference is: Individual results will vary. Seeing phenomenal manifestations are based on our belief to believe, and our loyalty to God.
Faith results will vary!
In Numbers 13:27-33, ten spies surveyed Canaan and said that the inhabitants were giants, and that it was impossible to overtake them. Yet, Caleb and Joshua surveyed the same land and said, “We are well able.” Twelve men saw the same dire circumstances, but not all of them saw it from a faith perspective.
Results have a lot to do with how predicaments are interpreted.
When you are faced with what is perceived as an impossible situation, do you put your faith in God? God gave His Word: By His strips you are healed. He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and the noisome pestilence. No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and so on. However, the results will vary according to the faith you have to believe, and your willingness to be obedient to God’s instructions and your submissiveness to His sovereignty.
Peter, James and John were a part of Jesus’ inner circle. They witnessed more miracles than the other disciples. It’s recorded in Matthew 17:1-3 that Jesus took this select group high into the mountain and they saw Him transfigured. Moses and Elijah also appeared miraculously right before the disciples’ eyes. Why were those disciples privileged to see those miracles? I’m sure the in-depth relationship they had with Jesus had a major impact on the miracles they were allowed to observe.
A close-intimate relationship with God gives access to the power of God!
We can have as close of a relationship with God as we want to—it’s an individual thing. But it’s going to take more than us wanting to be in close fellowship, we have to take the necessary steps of faith and be committed to His ways. God has done His part. The ball is now in our court. Therefore expect,
Individual results to vary!
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