Some years ago, I witnessed God's Word manifest through the birthing of babies. He had promised to open the womb of one His own. Like so many of us, she was doubtful when it didn't happen right away. As she built her trust, God blessed her womb. Once the baby was born, God spoke to her and said that this baby was "The Proof" and the next would be "The Promise". We were all delighted at this. See, she had been having female issues and wasn't sure her womb would produce. After having her first child, God brought forth "The Promise" with the birth of her second child. God's Word came back to her as she was pregnant with her third and told her that this one was "The Overflow". Lord God!!! Once she started walking in the promise of God and believing in her heart that God would do what He said, God could move.
God reminded me of this manifestation this Sunday when a Sister in Christ told me of what God had done for her. Quietly, she was financially struggling but her trust in what God would do overtook her fear. #FaithOverFear. She opened her mailbox to see that she had a credit on her mortgage and a decrease in what her monthly mortgage would be. As she began telling me this, God spoke the Word proof and brought it back to my memory of what He had done years ago when healing the another's womb.
I tell both of these stories today to remind all of us that God is still God. His promises are true and valid. If He said it, bank on it. Your trust in God has to grow as you grow. You can't stay a babe in Christ with kindergarten faith. At some point in time, your faith has to elevate to junior high school, then high school, then college and then full blown adulthood. Now, if you really want your faith to grow then you'll take the necessary steps to have Water Walking faith.
I don't know where you are in this season nor do I see where you are going in the next. But, as sure as my name is Nakya, I can tell you that all of our faith needs to grow. These past few years just may have been a test to what is to come. Has your faith grown at all in that time or have your reverted back to adolescence? If you hear nothing else that I say, hear this: trusting God is the best thing you can do. He truly knows what is best for all of us. His intention isn't to hurt or embarrass us. He wants what is best for us and sometimes that means that He has to shut a door so we won't stray from the plan. Often we see closed doors as a stopping point. But, what if they are meant as a realigning? Trusting God means opening your eyes to His ways and letting go of our preconceived notions of how things should be.
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV) 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Be A Blessing and Not Just Blessed