Then Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant. Let it be with me just as you have said.” Then the angel left her.—Luke 1:38 (Common English Bible)
Let me ask you a question. Can you honestly take God at His Word?
Well, it is time, my friend, for every Believer in God to live up to and practice the meaning of the word believer…as one who receives the Gospel as truth and Christ as Savior with the determination to live in obedience to God and His Word. As Believers, it is imperative that we take a stand for God and His Word! This is the only way we will see the changes we desire in our lives and the world at large.
Regardless of what you may think, it is not just going to happen. What is it, you may ask? It is any and everything God has promised His children in His Word. It is any and everything He has promised you and me by His Spirit. Do you think God wants things to remain as they are? I will answer that…NO!!! However, the change has to come from us enforcing the power of His Word daily.
There is more to this life of faith than most, and virtually all of us have experienced. God wants more for us and for this world, but it is up to us to receive it by faith and place a demand upon it when necessary. This is no different from writing a check or making a withdrawal from your bank account. When you know the money is there, you expect it to be released for your use.
It is the same with the promises of God. When we receive them as our own, we can call on them when we need them in our lives. I understand that the circumstances of this world can be overwhelming sometimes, but this is why we must constantly saturate ourselves in and with God’s Word so that our spirit-man will not be depleted!
20 My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen to my words. 21 Never let them get away from you. Remember them and keep them in your heart. 22 They will give life and health to anyone who understands them. 23 Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.—Proverbs 4:20-23 (Good News)
When we spend time in the Word and take it as life for us, we build a resistance to the things that come to wear us down, discourage us, make us ineffective, and ultimately destroy us. Jesus told us in John 10:10, “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)” (Amplified). Do not let the thief be successful in your life, take God at His Word and hold on to it for dear life…because it is life!
Jesus said, “What gives life is God’s Spirit; human power is of no use at all. The words I have spoken to you bring God’s life-giving Spirit.”—John 6:63 (GNT). It is the Spirit of God through the spoken or written Word of God, when received, believed, and acted upon, that breaks the chains of frustration and bondage that so often plagues us. We have to rely on the power of God’s Word in our daily lives. We cannot afford the ‘luxury’ of believing we know better. Look at Mary’s example…
Mary did not allow the potential for embarrassment or even persecution; stop her from receiving the Blessing of God into her life. Rather, she willingly received it (His blessing by His Word). This Blessing for her was the ability to conceive and give birth to our Lord and Savior. What could the Lord impregnate us with, if we only believe and act on His Word for us? Our lives would be drastically different if we stop looking to the world for answers and look to God! He should be the source of our lives. The scripture declares: “he gives us the power to live, to move, and to be who we are…”—Acts 17:28 (CEB).
So, let’s follow Mary’s example and take God at His Word because He is good for it. He can take care of any problem we may face…now or in the future!Have Faith1st ©2013 Faith1st Ministries
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