Wednesday, March 18, 2015

God Thinking LXXXVI - Are You Living In The Now? 2

"“If I knew more scripture I would witness.”
“If I had what so and so had I would...”
“If I just worked for someone else...”
God doesn’t want you looking for anything to change before you obey Him with what you have, right where you are at right now.

There is a distinct correlation between seeing what God is doing and participating, by obedience in what God is doing.  Really, all you need is what you have and God.

Note: Even if you were to stop right here and you believed this statement (all you need is what you have and God) you could move forward today with confidence, make the necessary changes in your life/lifestyle and start to see the presence of God in your current situations and notice that you are equipped to move forward with your dreams and aspirations. 

Even the disciples didn’t realize this most important principle.  They too thought that they needed something other than what they had in order to be in alignment with what God was doing. 

They thought they needed more than they had to take care
of the business of the day.

But the scriptures teach us that Christ is sufficient.  With Christ even a little is a lot.

Matthew 14:15-21
 15.  And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
 16.  But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.
 17.  And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

note: After today, I hope you never again say that you cannot do what God says you can do. 

Stop looking for some other way or some new way or some alternative way of serving God than simply doing what God says to do. 

The disciples looked out over the crowd to assess their situation instead of listening to the voice of the Master to assess their situation. 

We do the same thing.  Quite often we are discouraged or we turn away from a challenge, because we think that it is what we have or what we can do in the natural that determines the outcome - and Oh how true it is without Christ - but with Christ when you look out on the crowd of five thousand with only a few fish:
  • When you look at your desperate situation and you don’t have enough money.
  • When you look at an obstacle at work and you cannot figure out a way to get over it.
  • When you are faced with a decision that you know what you should do but it seems impossible.
  • When your enemy seems to be winning over something in your life.
  • When you are sure that you do not have enough time.
  • When it looks like there is just no hope.
Jesus says, starting at verse 18
 18.  He said, Bring them hither to 
  • Bring the fives loaves and two fishes to me.
  • Bring me your checkbook
  • Bring to me that obstacle
  • Bring me that decision
  • Bring me your fear
“Bring them hither to Me.”  Bring what you have to Me in the natural and I will multiply it in the supernatural.

Jesus didn’t ask them to bring to Him what they didn’t have.  Jesus asked them to bring to Him what they did have. 

Note: I hope you will make this your mantra for a season until you believe it. It happened to the disciples and it is happening for you right now in your life as well.

It is the same for you right now.  Bring to God what you do have.  Bring it and surrender it, before you distribute it and God will multiply it."

Excerpt from God Thinking LXXXVI Are You Living In The Now by Keith                                       C. Powell Copyright 2015

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