This morning I am sharing a word I wrote in 2013 that gave me pause:
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen.” Hebrews 11:1.
What if every sign of lack, every sickness and disease is actually a deception? What if the tactic of the enemy is to cause us to believe that the things that ARE, things we touch and feel is more real than the Word of God which says we are healed, delivered, set free and whole.
What if all this time, we’ve been bowing to addictive spirits instead of believing the truth of the Word that says He has delivered us from the law of sin and death? When the enemy brings us symptoms, do we run to the Word or the doctor? I know, I know, doctors are great, but who is greater?
I think the truth is, we take the easy way because it’s how we’re conditioned to. Why should we stand in faith when we can run to the medicine cabinet, the doctors office and get what we need.
For years I’ve wondered why Africa sees so many supernatural miracles and we so few. I believe it’s because they have no where else to go but to the Lord. We spend so much money on healthcare and drugs but so little time standing in faith for what has already been purchased for us.
I wonder how many children could be clothed and fed with that money? How many missionaries could be supported with that money? We seemingly take the easy way out, we trust in the arm of flesh instead of the arm of God. But there is nothing easy about standing in faith, is there? The symptoms don’t just go away, do they? or do they?
I’ve always loved and quoted this verse, Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your steps.”
What’s it like to be radical? ‘Oh, there goes Sandy! She’s really jumped off the deep end now!’ Whats it gonna take for us to totally rely on and trust in God? When we have no where else to go, we’ve tried everything else first THAN we run to God? How must that feel to Him? Is that really trusting with all our heart? We want signs, wonders and miracles but what is the cost to us?
It’s a new season, a new day, new year, lets use faith for new things.