Wednesday, March 4, 2015

God Thinking LXXXIV - How To Get From Believing To Receiving 10

"Abiding. It’s when you are abiding in Him and not when you are still thinking about it, that God is able to bring about the desired end.

Too many people give up too quick.

They throw in the towel when they are half way there.
They give up when the least little bit of testing comes their way.
They bail if there comfort zone is tampered with.
They walk at the first sight of long term commitment.
People think that since they can get instant oatmeal - instant messaging - instant loans - instant information - instant food - that they can get instant abiding.

But the very nature of abiding is all about the long haul, not the short stint.

God wants you to abide in what you believe long enough for God to reveal Himself, not once, but over and over again.

I can’t say enough about it. 
Some of you are right now thinking about abandoning the very thing that is bringing the blessing.
When times get tough and there isn’t enough money to go around, who gets the short end of the stick?
When there’s too much to do and there isn’t enough time to do it, who gets cut short?

Abiding is hanging on like a hawk holds onto a fish.
Abiding is standing firm despite what others say.
Abiding is being faithful, not just talking about it.
Abiding is holding on so tightly that even death cannot move you.
Abiding is taking charge in the natural while waiting on God to take charge in the supernatural.
Abiding is not having a timeline on ‘how long’ - how long is determined by ‘when God.’
Abiding is even deeper than commitment.

Commitment is when you pass a certain point of no return.
Abiding is when you stay there."

 Excerpt from God Thinking LXXXIV - How To Get From Believing To                          Receiving by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015

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