Topic: Like A Child II (Open Heaven 26 January 2021)
Memorise: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. – Hebrews 11:6
Read: Deuteronomy 28:3-13 (KJV)
3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
8 The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
9 The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.
10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.
11 And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
Bible In One Year: Genesis 43-45
If a father tells his son that he would buy him a toy, the little boy would go around telling his peers that he has a toy already, despite the fact he is yet to receive it. I remember promising a child that I would buy him a new pair of shoes. He went around telling everyone that he was receiving new shoes and while boasting, one of his friends said his own father had promised him new shoes as well. The latter was laughed at because everyone knew his father could not afford to buy him new shoes. The boy however was so sure that he would have new shoes because his father had told him so. That was a boy whose father was known to be a pauper. How much more you?
Everyone knows you serve the King of kings; it is clearly written in Luke 1:37 that with God nothing shall be impossible; yet you doubt His word that says you shall be the head and no weapon fashioned against you can prosper. You doubt Exodus 23:26 which says that none shall be barren. You should be excited when you read these great promises that your Father has made to you.
Would you be happy if your son shows doubt by looking for alternatives, after you have promised to provide for his needs? No. That is why Hebrews 11:6 says:
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Stop looking for substitutes for what God has promised you. If God has said it, He will do it. All you have to do is believe. Many a time, we miss our miracles because we don’t have faith in His word. While scientists will say “Prove it and I will believe you”, God says “Believe me and I will prove it to you”. Believe Him. Stand on His word, boast about His promises. Live in the fulfilment of the promise and He will hasten to bring it to pass.
If God made Sarah conceive at the age of ninety He can still give you a child. No matter how hopeless the doctors say your case is, He will heal you. If He fed an entire nation with manna in the wilderness, He can provide for all your needs. If He parted the Red Sea so His children could pass through and then drowned their enemies in that same sea, He will take you out of difficult situations, deal with all your pursuers and level all your mountains.
Nothing is too hard for Him to do! Just believe.
Read today’s Bible text (Deuteronomy 20:3-13) with excitement, knowing that the promises of God to you in that passage will surely come to pass.
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
I’m standing on the promises of God.
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