Thursday, January 27, 2011

How Could This Happen?

A man was found dead next to a dumpster. As they looked in his pockets for his identification, they discovered several checks. They were worth more than a thousand dollars. But they did him no good. He never cashed them to receive their value.

As we read God’s Word, we find promise after promise - all having value to the believer. But as the checks, they must be “turned into cash” to have any value. We must go to God and claim His promises to meet our needs.

James said that God “does not resent your asking. But when you ask Him, be sure you really expect Him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea…”

There are times when it is easier to believe in God than it is to believe in the fact that He deeply cares for each of us and our every need. Surely, if He is bound by His Word, we can go to Him “in faith believing.” We must always remember that nothing is so small that it escapes His concern or that any problem is so large that He cannot solve it.

We limit God by the limitations we place on Him. The problems we have with our faith are our problems - not God’s. “Whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you,” said Jesus.

Prayer: Give us a faith, Father, that is larger than our problems and a trust that matches Your power. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: James 1:1-8

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to say how true this is. Whenever I see someone who is worried I tell them to read Matthew 6:25-34 where Jesus tells us not to worry about anything. I also like to encourage people to realize that everything we are and everything we have comes from God and that He loves us so much, He breathed His own breath into our lungs. How awesome is that? Not to mention everything else He continuously does for us. My name is Lisa Acevedo and I am from Orlando, Florida. I see your program on the Good Life Channel.

    I also want you to know that I love your Seed for the Sower on tv. I also come on here daily for the devotions. God bless you for sharing these daily inspirations with us.