A Daily Word from the Word for Thursday, January 30, 2014
“Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come.”- John 16:13
The Lord told me that 2014 is a season of walking in the ‘what.’ For too long, God’s people have walked in the ‘how,’ which has hindered our walking in the Father’s ‘what.’ When we focus on the ‘how,’ how God is going to do something, we get caught up in the wrestle of trying to wrap our mind around how God will bring us out of a situation, how God will deliver us from a circumstance, or how God will make a way out of no way. My brothers and sisters, this should not be!
Focusing on the ‘how’ can put us in the quicksand of preconceived notions, thereby hindering our faith; whereas focusing on ‘what’ God is going to do for us catapults us in the gulf stream of the Father’s Truth; where every one of His promises is a resounding and unequivocal “Yes” and “Amen!” (2 Corinthians 1:20).
Webster’s Dictionary defines “how” as “in what manner of way.” 1 John 3 commands us to “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” The Word of God calls us to “behold,” which is to focus on the ‘what’ and not on the “manner” or the ‘how.’
‘What,’ in the pronoun form, is “used to ask for information about someone or something.” We are to focus our attention on the nature of our God. If we need healing, then we see God as our Jehovah Rapha (God our Healer). When we need provision, then we focus on God as our Jehovah Jireh (God our Provider). When we need comfort, we focus on Jehovah Shammah (God is there). Whatever you are believing God for, get your eyes off how He is going to do it, and choose to see Him and focus on Him as Who you need Him to be for that purpose.
I have said many times, and it bears repeating: faith believes what God said. Do you believe God, my brother? Do you know that you know that you know God will make a way out of no way for you, my sister? God is the same yesterday today, and forever, family. And with God, nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37). My Divine Way-maker has made a way out of no way for me so many times, that I have no doubt in His ability to make good on His every promise of “yes” and “amen.”
In this season of double portion (the number 14 represents double portion), let us stop stumbling in the ‘how,’ and start striving in the ‘what.’ Let us close the door of ‘how,’ and seal it shut with the Blood of Jesus, and open the door of walking in the overflow, the double portion of the manifestation of God’s Word for each and every one of us.
The Creator of the Universe has established His truth: “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:10-11).
Our Sovereign, Amazing, Magnificent, Perfect, Capable, and Holy God will see that every Word He spoke, since before the beginning of time, will come to pass. He will bring about for you, in you, through you, and in your life, the promises of His Word. How do I know this? I have seen what God can do.
Father, thank You that this is our season of ‘what.’ We thank You that You are the God of ‘how’ and ‘what,’ and everything in between, before and after. Help us, Holy Father, to get our eyes off of the ‘how’ and onto the ‘what.’ Help us to focus on You, and walking in Your Word. In Jesus Name, we thank You that we press toward the mark keeping our eyes unwaveringly focused on Jesus. Amen and Amen.
Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to not become distracted, consumed, or bogged down by how God is going to bring about His Word, His promises, concerning you; but instead, walk with liberty in the Father’s ‘what.’ Purpose in your heart, and determine in your mind to walk in the constant manifestation of God’s promises for 2014. And continue to fight the good fight of keeping your focus on Jesus; for God, your Word-Became-Flesh, has already given you the victory!
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do it today, right now, by saying this prayer out loud: “Jesus, forgive me for my sins. I am sorry. I truly desire to be saved and reconciled back to God, my Father, through You. I receive Your sinless Blood as payment in full for my sins—past, present, and future. I now call You my Lord and Savior, and invite You to live within my heart, and to permanently live within me. I make You Lord over me and over my life from this moment on. Amen.” Congratulations! You are now a child of God, made whole and made new, by the Blood of Jesus Christ!
God tells us that we are blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). Be a blessing to someone by sending them this word of encouragement. If God did not already put someone in your spirit and on your heart that needs to read this uplifting message from above, simply ask your Heavenly Father who to bless on today. Forward this message right now by email, facebook, or twitter.
Jesus is coming soon!
May God Bless you and keep you always.
With warmest regards,
And, in service of The Most High King,
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All references to Hebrew and Greek words and meanings, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance © 1990 by Thomas Nelson Publishing. All dictionary references are taken from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary © 2013, unless otherwise noted.