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5.18.2009

Faith is Saying YES!

What we don't often realize is that behind the scenes, before He ever flung the stars into space, God had today in mind. He had this very week in mind. In fact, He had you in mind. And He knew exactly what He was going to do. God is never at a loss to know what He's going to do in our situations. He knows perfectly well what is best for His children. Our problem is, we don't. And we say to Him, "Lord, if You just tell me then I'll be in great shape. Just reveal Your plan to me. Explain to me exactly what we are about to do, and then I'll count on You for everything." But, my friend, that is not faith.

Faith is counting on Him when we do not know what tomorrow holds.

When a man or woman of God fails, nothing of God fails. When a man or woman of God changes, nothing of God changes. When someone of God dies, nothing of God dies. When our lives are altered by the unexpected, nothing of God is altered or unexpected. It was the prophet Isaiah who wrote: "Before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear." (Isaiah 65:24)

"Before you even utter a word," God promises, "I'm involved in answering. In fact, while you're still speaking, I'm involved in bringing to pass the very thing I have planned from the get go."

You don't have to be smart to be obedient. You don't have to be clever. All you have to do is simply yield to His authority in your life and with the faith of a mustard seed say "yes!"

6 Lovely Thoughts Shared:

Beth in NC said...

I needed this sweet reminder.

Thanks Jenifer!

Angie said...

Praying for that child like faith. Total dependence, total trust and the faith of a grain of mustard seed.
Oh so small, but will provide huge results!
Thanks Jen!!

Dotwigg said...

Great post!.. ouch.. I say that all the time "Lord if you could just reveal the plan or give me a sign how this is going to work"..

Anxious faith..???

Thanks for the encouragement and reminder that we stumble and we fall but God is sure and perfect in His plan and He will make it work! we just have to follow His leading.

Victoria said...

Jenifer, you have nailed it, sister! This is such a concise and perfectly put good Word this morning!

middleageguy said...

Very well said. Thanks.

Liza Campbell Tice said...

Jen God has blessed you with words we all need to hear. I have been struggling with this and WOW here it is! I love you girl!
MERRY CHRISTAMS!!!