Romans 15:13 – “May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing — through the experience of your faith–that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.”
HOPE IS A DIVINE DREAM. IT’S AN INNER IMAGE THAT’S BIGGER THAN YOU ARE BECAUSE IT’S BUILT ON THE PROMISES OF GOD.
IF THE DOCTOR TOLD YOU THAT YOU WILL NEVER WALK, THEN YOU SEE YOURSELF CLIMBING MOUNTAINS AND BRINGING THE WORD OF GOD TO HURTING PEOPLE. YOU FIND IN SCRIPTURE (ISAIAH 40:31) WHERE IT SAYS THOSE WHO WAIT ON THE LORD SHALL RUN AND WALK AND NOT FAINT OR BE WEARY. YOU LOOK AT IT UNTIL YOU SEE NOTHING ELSE. PICTURE YOURSELF WALKING FOR MILES AND RUNNING FROM ONE PLACE TO THE NEXT, TELLING EVERYONE – JESUS HAS RAISED YOU UP AND MADE YOU WHOLE.
I TAKE THE WORD OF GOD AND BUILD VISION …….NOW!
Psalm 37:4 – “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.”
Matthew 13:3,8 – “Behold, the sower went out to sow; And others fell on the good soil and *yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”
It takes spiritual eyes and sensitivity to discern the movements of God in our everyday lives. Sometimes His words come as a whisper and His movements like a gentle breeze moving through the branches of our lives, but as we seek first the King and His Kingdom by confessing and meditating on His word we will discern His voice and His faithfulness through each day.
We must trust God with the seeds that He plants in us. His words over us are wrapped in His faithful promises and never-ending love. They require the softness of our heart to grow deep roots and break through the ground of faith so that they will manifest in the earthly realm. We cannot demand how God grows the seed or when it will move from the soil of faith to the visible realm. We must allow the roots to go deep so that when trouble comes, our seed will not be plucked up while still in its tender beginnings.
Matthew 24:45 – “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household?”
The word tells us that God shows Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are “perfect” toward Him (2 Chronicles 16:9). “Perfect” doesn’t mean that we have to do everything just right and live without making a mistake. It means “devoted” — a heart consecrated, dedicated, loyal and faithful to God.
Who is faithful? The one who spends his time doing what God as called him to do — or as Jesus put it, the one who takes up his cross and follows him. The one who denies his fleshly desires and spends his life on the things God desires him to do.
I am a faithful and wise servant.
I find out what is stealing my time from the Lord.
I take up Jesus’ thoughts today.
I take up His purposes and plans.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY