Active and Living

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Jeremiah 1:12 AMP; Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [actively] watching over My word to fulfill it.”

Notice God didn’t say, ‘I am casually watching over my word,’ or ‘occasionally watching over my word,’ He said, “I am actively watching over my word to fulfill it.” Let us look at this word ‘active’ in the dictionary; being in a state of existence, progress, or motion: involving physical effort and action: having the power of quick motion; nimble: characterized by action, motion, volume, use, participation, etc.: the active voice; a form or construction in the active voice.

Do you understand that God doesn’t just say it and not do it? What He said He would do will be done. You may not see it, it may be taking time, but He is actively at work on your behalf.

When my mom was 40, God called her to start an orphanage in Haiti. She wasn’t qualified to go. She had never attended bible college. She heard God call her and walked through every open door until she arrived at her destination. She had every reason not to go. She was a wife and mother, a widow who had recently remarried. It wasn’t convenient. She had no financial backing but the Lord told her to go and He would provide. My mom has the kind of faith that moves the hand of God. It didn’t matter what people said, she had tuned into the voice of God and come hell or high water, she would trust in the Lord. I remember my mom saying, “God said it, I believe it and that settles it.”

Sitting across the table today at dinner 43 years later, I asked if she remembered the time we sat in our little 4 room house we rented in a small Haitian village, our cupboards were bare and we had nothing to eat. We set the table and prayed that God, who had sent us to Haiti, said He would never leave us or forsake us. “You have never seen the righteous forsaken or your seed begging bread and we’re Your seed.” Someone knocked at the door. I don’t remember who answered it, but I do remember the basket of fresh vegetables and two guinea hens from a thankful father who with moms help had a healthy baby in his house.

I could tell you story after story of Gods provision over the years, not only for us in Haiti, but for my little family when Walt was out of work for 3 years. You see, He is actively watching over His word. He’s only wanting You to be the activator and speak what He’s promised. It gives God great joy when His children depend upon Him.

Father, help me to be active as You are. Active in my belief. Active in my speaking. Active in my loving and my giving. I don’t want to just sit on what You’ve provided for me, I want to use it for Your glory. You never intended for me to sit on my gifts, but to be actively using them for You. Everything I have is Yours. You are welcome to it. I ask You will bless and multiply my seed so that it will produce good fruit. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

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