Faith n famine!
Verse for Today: Saturday, January 04, 2014
Genesis 12:10 - Now there was a famine in the land, and Abraham went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe.
Our decisions in life are often a response to situations and needs. When we are confronted with a problem, we tend to make intelligent decisions. But in times of difficult situations, God expect us to make decisions based on faith and not sight. When sight makes us chose better prospects, faith is willing to go through difficulties trusting God to see us through. God's called out people are expected to follow the divine leading to live in the situation to which they are called and trust God to meet all their needs rather than finding out their own solutions to the situations. If God has called us, we have to trust Him to lead us through all situations on the way. Whether we face famine or bumper harvest, rain, snow or sunshine, land or sea or storm or calm, we must go through it by faith. If God is worthy of our following, we must believe that He is able to sustain us in all situations through which He has led us. We should look to the riches of His glory rather than look around for worldly prospects and solutions. Worldly solutions are often very reasonable, intelligent and worthy of appreciation, but they are by sight and not by faith. Worldly alternatives are not necessarily God's choice for us. When God sends us on a mission with a promise, He has enough resources to meet our daily needs as He met the needs of Prophet Elijah at a brook with ravens and in the house of a widow. God expects His servants to be satisfied in all circumstances and trust Him for all their tomorrows. Our prayer has to be for the daily bread rather than affluence or wealth in the distant future. We are not expected to make smart choices to help God fulfill His plans in our lives. As we stay put by faith, God meets our all needs according to His riches in glory. Otherwise we would fall into unexplainable heartaches and trouble like that of father Abraham.
Dear friend, if God has called you to a particular situation as part of His divine plan, rest assured that He will guide and lead you on a daily basis and provide for your daily needs. There is no reason to doubt God who has led you so far. There is no way you can doubt His capacity and willingness to meet your needs. He who feeds the birds and animals will take care of you. In times of difficulties and shortages, we must focus on the Lord and not the situation. If you focus on situation, you will develop doubts and discouragement. But if you look at the Lord, you will be filled with faith and confidence. God Spirit will never bring doubts into your hearts about the pathways to which God has called you. Doubts and confusions come from the world and the flesh. In the midst of famine, the God of impossibilities will transform your situation to feed you. So when temptation comes to knock at your door to deliver your life into the enemy's backyard, ask Jesus to answer the door. When doubts developed by flesh, world and Satan see Jesus responding by faith from your heart, they will all flee. But they will keep coming back to create doubt again to make you go after the greener pastures of this world. Renew your commitment to the call you have received. Crucify the temptation to go down to greater prospects in the world and trust Jesus to carry you through the times of difficulties.
1 Kings 17:14 – “The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord gives rain on the land.”
Thought for Today
God’s call includes daily leading and provisions in all circumstances.
Prayer for Today
Dear Lord Jesus: Strengthen my faith to trust you to meet all my needs when the going gets tough. Amen!
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