“Lord Your Word is good enough for me” hallelujah! This is what came to my mind this morning. No matter what is happening in front of you or behind you. No matter what the circumstances surrounding you…God’s Word is good enough for you.
Remember the Centurion whose servant was sick and ready to die? Almost immediately when the Centurion had sent elders of the Jews to Jesus for Him to come heal his servant, the Centurion sent words back to Jesus saying, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof……..but say the word, and my servant will be healed” Luke 7:1-9 hallelujah! Faith in God always produces results. The Word of God is good enough for you and I. Faith in the Word of God always produces results.
When Jesus heard the words of the Centurion He marvelled at his faith and turned to those that followed Him and said, “…I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” And by the time the messengers got back to the Centurion’s house, they found the hitherto sick servant perfectly healed. The Centurion had faith that when Jesus says a Word, it will manifest.
This is the faith we need to develop in God’s Word. Whatever you are looking for, it is found in the Word.
YOURS IS A SPECIAL MEAL hallelujah! I walked into a hotel and after going through the menu, I ordered some food. After about 20 minutes a group of guys and ladies walked in and ordered theirs. To my dismay, these folks got served first. I watched as they began to eat and laugh heartily. I even overheard one of them bragging about how connected he is to everyone in the hotel and I felt mocked. I decided to leave. Unable to take it anymore, I called the waiter. He calmly said to me; “yours is a special order, being prepared by the chief chef himself. That group you see, their orders were prepared hurriedly by students on attachment because the top chefs are busy with yours” WOW..
“That’s why they were served first. Please have some juice as you wait. I calmed down and waited patiently. Shortly after, my meal was served by 6 waiters. Unknown to me, the owner of the hotel who happened to be an old long lost friend of mine saw me when I entered and decided to surprise me. She changed my simple meal to a five-star meal. The party at the other table was shocked. They couldn’t stop staring. Suddenly they were the ones murmuring, asking why they didn’t get that kind of service and meal. Such is life!
Some other people might be ahead of you and they might be even laughing at you yet you are waiting tirelessly wondering why it’s taking so long for a breakthrough in your life, enduring mockery and humiliation. I have the GOOD and BEST NEWS for you. The owner of the world has seen you and doesn’t want you to be served a simple meal like those who are mocking you. You are waiting long because yours is a special meal. It takes time to prepare. And only chief chefs prepare them. Wait for your meal and relax. When it comes that laughing party will be silenced for good. Stay blessed and remain in faith your SUDDENLY BREAKTHROUGH IS COMING!
Having “mustard seed faith” does not mean the size or amount. Mustard seeds are small, but very resilient. They have the ability to grow in spite of the condition of the land it is deposited into; they don’t need much soil to grow and neither do they need a great deal of moisture or sunshine to flourish. We should be just as resilient and exercise our faith no matter the conditions in our lives. My brothers and sisters, it only takes ONE ACT OF FAITH to turn the situations and circumstances around. If we must cry out: “Son of David, don’t pass me by”; or if we have to go and dip in the Jordan River seven times. Let’s do what needs to be done by faith through obedience and determination. Paul admonished us this is the only way we are going to please God. Pressing forward in faith and obedience, again, causes a reward to be given to the diligent seeker.
Don’t stop! Don’t be discouraged! Don’t succumb to the illusion being presented. Be resilient like the mustard seed; and move forward hallelujah
There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest; in turn to go and look at a pear tree which was a great distance away. The first son went in the winter; then the second went in the spring, the third son went in summer and the youngest son went in the fall. When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen. The first son said that the tree was ugly bent and twisted. The second son said, “no it was covered with green buds and full of promise”. The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen. The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment. The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree’s life. He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season. The essence of who they are; the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up. If you give up when it’s winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall.
Moral: Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest. Don’t judge life by one difficult season. Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come some time or later.