What Are You Waiting For?
Did you know God doesn’t want you sitting around waiting for a thunder-bolt from heaven to stir you into action? Did you know He wants you to step out in faith and power just because the Bible says we can?
“But, Brother Copeland, I’d be afraid that if I did that, it would just be me.”
Well, think for a moment. Would that really be so bad? After all, you’ve been born again. You’ve been baptized in God’s Spirit. The love of God has been shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost. You’re a joint heir with Jesus and you have a covenant in His blood.
God didn’t do all that in you for nothing. He didn’t re-create you so you could sit around like a puppet, afraid to take any initiative of your own.
He created you to be His partner, a worker “together with him” (2 Corinthians 6:1). That means you have a part to do. You have responsibilities, and to fulfill them, you must take your place as a son of God.
When people come along and say, “Do you mean to tell me you have the power to heal?” you shouldn’t shake your head and say, “Oh, no. I’m just a nobody.”
You should say, “Yes, because the Father is in me and He does the works! Jesus said when believers lay hands on the sick, they’ll recover. And, praise God, I’m a believer!”
You see, faith is the force God has given us to govern our personal lives day in and day out. He expects us to take that spiritual force—the same force He used to create the material world—and change circumstances, heal our physical bodies, and keep our lives in line with His Word. He expects us, even in the midst of an outpouring of miraculous power, to take our stand and be “followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:12).
So the next time you have an opportunity to step out, do it! What are you waiting for?
Speak the Word
“I live by faith. I do not draw back.” (Hebrews 10:38)
Heiligschriftstudium: Hebrews 6:9-15