Tuesday, March 24, 2015

God Thinking LXXXVI - Are You Living In The Now? 8

"Faith is when you trust that God is working on your behalf without being privy to exactly what God is doing.

In due time, God will reveal whatever you need to know.

You do not need more revelation before you move forward with the revelation that you have.

Philippians 3:15-16
15.  “Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, (spiritually mature) be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
 16.  Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.”

If there seems to be disparity between what God says and your personal experience - it is in your thinking.

You already have exactly what it takes to follow Christ in every way.

If you start to believe that what you have (currently) is what you were given to work with, (nothing more, nothing less), you will be more likely to use your faith in doing things the way God has proclaimed in His Word, (Now) - proportioning, using and distributing what you do have, according to the Word of God.

The other method is to always be looking forward with false hope and false expectations, to what you will do, (later), with what you don’t have - doing nothing in service to God with what you do have, now.

The truth is, that if you think you need more than what you have in order to obey God, you will not use the faith that you do have to its greatest potential. 

This is true primarily because you really aren’t trusting God, if you are always having to look beyond for fulfillment.

You live in a society that is always in hot pursuit of something else. You are seldom satisfied with your current conditions and seldom satisfied with the outcomes of life.  

You are not revealing unconditional trust in a Holy God to a lost and dying world.  Quite often you will find yourself in pursuit of the same things that the world covets.

You have come a long way - and far too long a way to turn back now.  God gave you His Word to instill faith in you - not reason like the vain philosophers - but living faith, capable of moving mountains and feeding thousands.

And yet, God calls you to reason also, but not as those who dabble in mystic thought, but as one who made thought.

You need to live in the place where your faith rules the day. Are you living  in the NOW?"

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

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