“For nothing will be impossible with God.””
Our greatest warfare is not always prayer it is our faith and certainty that God will do what He says He will do.
The enemy would love us to waver, doubt and loose certainty.
Our faith and certainty is confrontational to the enemy and therefore is our strongest stance and ultimately our greatest warfare.
We position ourselves and occupy them place that God has said therefore God will do.
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”
Jesus died and rose and victory has been achieved already mindset distracts us from what it appears from the outside to what we know is our belief from the inside.
Being provoked to live in the moment in faith not in a past revelation of it is key.
Certainty can continually be topped up from this place of not missing what He is doing.
God’s word needs to be perpetually actioned out, not heard and ignored.
It is a contemporary belief and misperception to think that we should always be happy.
Corrected we should always be obedient even if in the moment it appears to bear suffering.
We can discover that our joy can be in our suffering as it is strengthening us.
Is in our victories whatever challenges they bring.
To seek for revival as an escapism is not reflected for example in Acts. Along with the joy came the suffering for example Stephen’s stoning to death.
Success is not when there is no crisis but of our stance in the crisis.
Our success is rooted to abiding in and obedient to His voice not the environment and the circumstance that in the natural appears to surround us.
Our beliefs are our warfare along with our praise whatever that changes the atmosphere.
We can be increasingly trusted when we have gone through the tests. We all have to be challenged.
Challenged there is always a temptation to pass the blame on to someone else.
Interestingly we recognise more so our need for God when we lack, in a way that is impossible when we are in abundance.
God is so committed to creating the right fruit in our hearts that He tests us to assess how well we steward His riches.
The kingdom advances and so must we in our responses and not succumbing to offence. Shifting blame does not address that sometimes we have to be hurt. That fire purifies us to not abdicate responsibility but to walk on through unscathed because of the presence of the other alongside us in the fire.
We do not need to be always happy we do need to discover the joy in the testing and in the battle that outweighs.
To lift the humility and obedience to let it’s hurt train our muscle to an increased capacity.
The illustration shows building up Spiritual strength and power to emanate light that pushes back the darkness.
Two Scriptures that come to mind:
“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37 ESV
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”Romans 10:17 ESV
The song. Psalm 23. Phil Wickham