There are times that the Lord speaks to us; He gives a promise or reveals the intentions of His heart to us; only for us to sit and wait for it to happen.
However did you realise that sometimes the Lord is waiting for us to respond to what He has said or declared over us?
Let us have a look from scripture:
The Lord told Abraham that he would be a father of nations when he no child yet from Sarah ( Genesis 17; 5).
We can further down the same chapter find Abrahams initial response “Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?” (Genesis 17; 17).
However when we get to the new testament we can see a further revelation of the response from Abraham to what God said.
“17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. 18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. 19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb: 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness (Romans 4: 17- 22).
This is Abraham's response in a nutshell
So my question to you is:
God said it and He is able to perform it.
If Abraham's response was not necessary it would not be recorded in the bible nor counted as “righteousness" ( Romans 4; 22).
Let it be said of us “that we are fully persuaded that what God said He is able to perform”.
Let us take whatever steps we need to take to be in agreement with what the Lord has revealed to us.
Bisi Oladipupo ©30th August 2021
31/8/2021 08:12:08 pm
Thank you Hannah for the comment and for stopping by.
9/9/2021 01:35:06 am
Bisi, your post is so on point. We often miss out on what God wants to do on our behalf because we fail to be proactive in faith. The Bible refers to this as dead faith.
9/9/2021 04:29:24 pm
Thank you Pastor Frank for the comment.
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