The following was an email I received this morning. With the appropriate permissions and notations I am using my blog today to “forward” it to you.
What has God already said yes to that you continue to question? As I pondered this question, I realized that many times I continue to argue my point with God when God has already said yes. So what is He waiting on? Why doesn’t He do what He promises immediately? Could it be that He is waiting for me to believe and to worship?
When the children of Israel were enslaved in Egypt, they cried out to the God of their fathers and the Bible says, “and God knew”. (Exodus 2:24) He knew they wanted to be free. He knew the situation they were in and the oppression they were under, and He knew their deep desire to return to a place where they could serve Him. And His answer was “Yes!” They were in fact seeking the will of God and we know that when we seek the will of God His answer to His will is always yes.
So how did it come to be? God sent them a deliverer. His name was Moses. Although Moses was reluctant to fulfill the call on his life, he went to Egypt anyway and shared God”s plan with the elders of Israel. The people”s response was amazing! The scripture says, “And the peoplebelieved; and when they heard that the Lord had visited the people of Israel and that He had seen their affliction, they bowed their heads and worshiped.” (Exodus 4:31) In other words, they hadn”t seen anything change yet. Their circumstances had not changed one bit. They were still slaves in Egypt. But despite the overwhelming odds before them and the very strong opposition that surely awaited them – they choose to believe God and take Him at His word. They confirmed their complete trust in Him by beginning to worship Him for what they knew He would do. In fact, they worshiped as though it was already done.
So I ask again, what has God already said yes to in your life? More importantly, what”s stopping you from believing and worshiping Him?
“And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him.” (1 John 5:14-15 emphasis mine)
The time is now beloved. This promise assures us that prayers said in faith according to His will are heard by Him and that we already have what we are requesting. Let”s have confidence to believe Him and to worship Him today. Though we may not see it with our natural eyes yet, by faith we can believe it has already been accomplished in the supernatural. Amen!
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