In Mark 5, we find the story of Jairus. Jairus implores Jesus to come and heal his daughter. His faith is evident in this story; but so is another truth about what it truly means to worship.
Most of us have heard the story of God telling Abraham to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. This sacrifice meant so much not only because Isaac was Abraham’s son, but because he was the son of promise—the offspring through which God had promised to give Abraham descendants as numerous as the sand on the shore or the stars in the sky.
Oftentimes, we think that God chooses men and women to use based on their strengths. We look at the heroes of faith in the Bible and see people who had strong dependence on God, admirable character qualities, and a legacy that lasted thousands of years.
Most people give to God out of what they have left. That’s the problem! Tithe is GOD FIRST! That is the type of faith that causes God to do the things that He wants to do.
God will turn your mess into a message… Test into a testimony… Trial into triumph. But when you make a mistake, you must own it. Call it what it is, not what you want it to be. Do what the Word says about it, and you will see the same results!
God has the power to heal and turn back the hands of time. When you pray, call upon God’s history in your life. Remind yourself of what God has done for you in the past.
When we really take God at His word, we start to have more “is this really happening” moments in our lives. God wants to give us those “pinch me” moments. In the middle of your crisis, will you rest? Are you a child of the King? Do you believe what He said?
God will give you grace for where ever He leads you. But God is not obligated to give you grace for places you choose to stay behind.
Whose cross are you carrying? Who are you living for, other than yourself? You must have faith that all God promised will manifest in every area of your life. When you look away from your trials and trouble, you’ll be able to see the triumph that is at play everyday thanks to a good Father. The key is to trust in His Word that He is faithful and just, and will bless your life.