Turn on the Light!
Just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it isn’t there. For example, you can look out your back window on a moonless night when it’s dark as pitch, and you won’t be able to see your patio. But that doesn’t mean your patio is gone. It simply means you can’t see it. You need to turn on the light.
Sometimes we become concerned that we can’t “see” God’s promises coming to pass in our lives. But that doesn’t mean His Word is of no effect. We just can’t see it because we haven’t spent enough time in the Word of God for the light to dawn in our hearts. But if we’ll start meditating on those promises, the Bible says, “you will observe.” In other words, you’ll start to see!
Let me show you what I mean. Perhaps God has instructed you to be completely debt free. But you don’t have enough cash yet to buy everything you need. Instead of meditating on the problem and thinking, I’m afraid not to borrow money, I’m afraid I’ll never be able to afford to buy anything, you make a change. You start meditating on what God said.
You think, Jesus said, “Give and it shall be given to you again.” I wonder what would happen if I applied that principle?
If fear tries to rise up (and I assure you it will), just slap it down. You don’t have to be afraid. When the “yeah-but-what-ifs” come up, just go back over what the Word says again.
Begin to see how your life would change if you became a giver. Let the Holy Spirit use the Word to paint a picture of that promise coming to pass in your life.
It will take awhile, but if you do this long enough, giving will start looking like the only intelligent thing for you to do. Courage will overwhelm your fear. You’ll find yourself saying, “God said He’d never leave me or forsake me! He said He’d meet my needs! He said if I’d give, it would be given to me again. So praise God, I’ll act on that. I’ll cross over into the promised land and be debt free!”
So what happened? What changed? You did. You turned on the light!
Speak the Word
I meditate on the Word of God and contemplate all His ways. (Psalm 119:15)
Heiligschriftstudium: Psalm 119:1-24