Government Shutdowns. When faith takes action like still putting on your eyebrows...
"Brow"nistas! It has been awhile!
Oh, how I've missed you. I was in the process of writing a ridiculously long Facebook status, and the Spirit was like "ummmm, no. you betta write a blog post!"
So, I logged in after like 1,000 years and decided to reach out to my loves with some encouragement this fine Wednesday mid morning!
As you know, we have been in the middle of a government shutdown. Yes, go United States!
I find that these times are great for spiritual insight. People are so attuned spiritually when the things in which they have placed their confidence have failed them.
With that being said, I want to offer some encouragement to all of my lovelies who are still attempting to hold it down and keep their head up.
Alright my sermon for the week:
We hear all the time that we have to have faith, but many of us don't really know what that means. So, here is some practical understanding and application:
Faith is believing God to be and do all that He says in His Word.
It's not just believing God.
God has a specific way He wants you to know Him. He is intentional about what He wants you to know about Him. There is a Word to address either His actions or His character. If you can't trace what He will do, then you can trace who He has been which never changes.
Sooooo...take this shutdown for example.
God doesn't need to hear about the details of how inconvenient the shutdown has been to compel Him to move.
He needs to hear who we believe Him to be according to His character and His Word.
What would happen if we started declaring His Word?
God responds to His Word.
Know His Word.
So, here are some passages to get you off of speaking about your situation and on to speaking what God promises and wants you to know. I paraphrased, but apart of doing the work (cause the Word works if you work the Word) is actually going to the Bible, looking up the passage, reading it, taking it in, and speaking it until God's truth saturates your soul.
Soooo, here we go:
Phil 4:19 --God is a provider
Psalms 37:25 --God isn't new to providing
Numbers 23:19--God doesn't say one thing and do another.
Psalms 118:8--God is the only One who is trustworthy
Psalms 55:22--God cares and you can give Him your cares and concerns
KEY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
God doesn't empower situations, He empowers people. God gives YOU the help. You helped, will help your situation. God needs you to KNOW this power because YOU can change the world.
To be at the mercy of life's circumstances is cruel. God has given us power over all circumstances. He will not water down life because we are afraid to embrace the power He has given us. No, He will not lessen your greatness. He will show you that you can in fact overcome. So, there is no need to spend countless hours on the details of the storm. At some point, as much as God cares, He will transition you to seek Him for the endurance to come out of the storm and be better than ever!
Here is a question to ask yourself: Do I have enough Word to meet the demands of my life?
Because my life isn't changing on its own, but I can change it if I have enough Word.
My life moves at the sound of the Word of God.
It doesn't move just because of my thoughts, but when I speak the Word, things come into alignment.
Beloved, it may be time to mature beyond one passage of scripture, a gospel song every now then and again, and some church quotes.
This is to encourage you.
Get enough Word to conquer your life.
You can do it.
Oh, put your eyebrows! It is NOT that bad!
Until next time!