We must embrace the principle of knowing that God is omniscient and does not make mistakes! In fact, God has never made a mistake. He has had a purpose in everything, and outcomes are no surprise to Him, for He declares the end from the beginning (and the beginning from the end): “I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” (Isaiah 46:9-10). Unlike God, we make plenty of mistakes, we live with our mistakes, big and little, petty and disastrous, and we become accustomed to making them. But we serve an omniscient, infallible, and mistake-free God whose greatness cannot be fathomed. There are times we question God’s infallibility in regards to ‘things’ that occur in our life and in our world. However, certain experiences and conditions beyond our control make us wonder if God has maybe miscalculated. (“wronger”) This is where grasping the concept of the above principle corroborates with scripture; “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28). Bottom-line, it takes faith to accept the ‘things’ we don’t understand, but “we are (supposed )to live by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). In everything we must understand that the ‘things’ of this life are expendable and are being spent for our eternal reward according to the wisdom of Him who “is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy” (Jude 1:24). We can rejoice that our Lord God makes no mistakes in our lives but has a good and loving purpose for everything He allows.
In short, quit doing the same thing expecting a different result! Jesus said in John 21:6, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” The disciples were frustrated, tired, and wearied because they went out night fishing and caught no fish. Jesus appeared to them at dawn and ask them if they caught any fish. He then asked them to do something that appeared ridiculous (re-read the verse above). I know Peter was trippin!! He probably was thinking…’really Jesus’!! But, in an act of simple obedience they followed Jesus’s command and they caught enough fish for nearly a lifetime! So, I don’t know the number of years you’ve been laboring and coming up empty, but what I do know is that when obedience becomes a lifestyle and not an option you will experience greater miracles, breakthroughs, and victory in your life! Notice that Jesus didn’t tell them to get a new net, nor did He ask them to move the location of the boat. He simply asked them to take whatever mustard seed of energy they had remaining to trust Him!
Take that breath God bless you with today and give him praise, glory, and honor. Psalm 150:6 is one verse in the bible that regardless of the translation, transliteration, and/or paraphrase is worded almost identically; “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!” As you might know, Psalm 150 is a praise Psalm we use to worship God, who can deliver us from the sicknesses, burdens, demonic attacks, and bondages of Satan. The word, “praise” is derived from a Latin word which means to prize. When we praise, we are expressing our approval by valuing something or someone who has worth or merit. The word also means to “shine” or “make a show by raving and celebrating.” To praise the Lord is to prize Him and rave about Him as the only one worthy of glory and honor. When praise becomes a priority in your life, you will miraculously witness the power of God working through your life! God is not only good, He is great and God is great all the time, not half the time or just on Sunday. God wants to be a part of our daily lives and our daily praise. He values time with us. He cherishes it when we thank Him. So today remember to take that breath He gave you and do something with it! Praising God in every circumstance produces joy and pleases God. God gets glory from every act of praise no matter what shape or form.
Father God, I may not understand how everything will work out, but I choose to place my faith and trust in You! Right now, I don’t see a way, but I know that You can make a way, out of no way! I have faith at this very moment You are touching hearts, opening doors, closing doors, canceling demonic assignments, and lining up the right breaks and opportunities. Though things may appear dark and bleak right now, I have faith that my dawn is coming! As the Psalmist says in Psalm 30:5 , “…in Your favor; weeping endures for a night but joy cometh in the morning!” Father God, I declare and decree that my manifold breakthrough is getting ready to break through and this glass ceiling that has been restraining me from experience all of You is getting ready to shatter so that, I can receive the vertical blessing that You have been waiting to pour out over my life that will change my horizontal situation for the rest of my life. Father God, I am reminded of your word penned in 2 Corinthians 4:17, “For my light and momentary affliction is producing for me an eternal glory that is far beyond comparison.”
Thank You Lord for restoration, elevation, and manifestation, in Jesus’ life preserving and enduring name, amen and amen and amen!
We serve a BIG GOD that can do BIG MIRACLES! We serve a God that thinks about our lives, our world, and his creation on a completely different level than even the smartest human has the capacity to think (Isaiah 55:8-9). It’s easy for us to become discouraged when we fail to see things from God’s omniscient perspective. Let me put it this way, when things don’t go our way, our tendency is to ask ‘Why, God, why?’ But what we should be asking is ‘What, God, what?’ What miracle is he trying perform in our lives? I get it, it’s impossible to know the transcending thoughts of God but we do have empirical evidence that proves God will inform us about what he is doing through prayer and through faith he will bring it to past. A.W. Tozer says, “Because God knows all things perfectly, he knows no thing better than any other thing, but all things equally well. He never discovers anything, he is never surprised, never amazed.” Below is a non-exhaustive list of some amazing BIG MIRACLES; there are hundreds more in the Bible but for the sake of time let’s start with these:
Abraham and Sarah have a baby in Genesis 12-21. They were both over 90 at the time of his birth.
The plagues fell upon Egypt. Exodus 7-12.
God parted the Red Sea to allow the Israelites to pass through on dry land surrounded by two enormous walls of water. Exodus 12-14.
God sent manna to feed the Israelites. It fell from heaven like the dew. They could only collect what they needed for one day or it would spoil. Exodus 16.
A poor widow prepares her last meal for the prophet Elijah and it lasts for many days. 1 Kings 17.
A man was healed of leprosy after washing in the river seven times. 2 Kings 5.
Three men are rescued out of a super heated furnace without even being singed. Daniel 3.
Daniel spends the night in a pit of hungry lions and walks out the next day. Daniel 6.
A virgin gave birth to a baby. Matthew 1, Luke 1-2.
Jesus and Peter walk on water in a Cat V Hurricane. Matthew 14, Mark 6.
A paralyzed man got up and when told to. Matthew 9, Mark 2, Luke 5. Acts 9 (different man that the first three).
Five thousand people were fed with only five loaves of bread and two fish. Matthew 14, Mark 6, Luke 9, and John 6.
Jesus drives the demon out of a possessed boy. Matthew 17.
Lazarus was raised from the dead three days after he died. John 11.
Peter is delivered out of prison by an angel. Acts 12.
Paul & Silas prison doors are opened by an earthquake. Acts 16.
Another HUGE MIRACLE that’s not penned in the canonized scriptures is your birth! If you are reading this message, God has a BIG PURPOSE for you to PURSUE and FULFILL! So when life becomes too overwhelming always remember the God we serve that is able to do BIG MIRACLES!
We all experience highs and lows in life. However, we must learn never to forget that God is greater than our \/s &/\s! The prophet Elijah was not only a spokesman for this concept, he was also a client. A few of Elijah’s highs consisted of God provided an unlimited supply of flour and oil for a widow where he had stayed. When the widow’s son got sick and died, Elijah through the power of Jesus resurrected him. Elijah won a battle against 450 prophets of Baal. Fire came down from heaven and consumed his offering on the altar in Mount Carmel (I Kings 18:20-30). Then Elijah prayed, and heavy rain came after seven years of drought and famine. Elijah outran the chariot of King Ahab with his God-given speed (1 Kings 18:46). In sterling contrast to Elijah’s spectacular highs, he acutely suffered great distress after the idolatrous Queen, Jezebel threatened to kill him (I King 19-20). He ran away to the wilderness and asked God to take his life. He was filled with hopelessness, fear, and despair. BUT in a stunning and remarkable ‘Rocky Balboa’ style comeback, an Angel of the Lord came and gave him food and drink (I Kings 17:2-16). In the end of Elijah’s life he didn’t experience a natural death rather, God transported him to heaven in a whirlwind ( II Kings 2:11-12). My point of encouragement is that our Abba Father knows what to do and what’s best for us when we are confronted with difficult circumstances. Therefore, we shouldn’t tune our focus merely at the negative side or front side of the obstacle(s). It behooves us to remember Elijah’s back story and how God’s upper story plan was greater than his highs and lows. As we trace back history, as early as yesterday, we should recognize and be grateful for the love God has given us and the unlimited of grace and mercy He has extends. Our hearts should be filled with gratitude and humility just like Elisha in II Kings 2:12. Despite the pangs of life, God has wonderful things in stored for our future much like, Elijah, Elisha, Peter, Paul, Moses, Noah, and all those that have preceded us in the faith because God is greater than our than our \/s&/\s!!
God is the One who loved you first and loves you most. God’s sacrificial love paid your sin debt-in-full through Christ’s finish work on the cross(Romans 5:8). His love for you is so deep that He knows you by name, he knows the number of hairs on your head (Luke 12:7), and refuses to leave or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). He chooses to be present with you in any situation you face. God’s love for you is not based on what you’ve done rather, it’s based on who He is and what Christ did on the cross. He extends love to His children because He is love (1 John 4:8). God loves you and there’s nothing you can do to change that! God’s love can restore what the Enemy meant for ruin. (Gen 50:20). God loves you enough to use imperfect people to accomplish His perfect will (Isaiah 46:10). God loves you unconditionally and through Jesus’ sacrifice you are made new (2 Cor 5:17). So today pick your head up and look up; know that you are loved by the One☝🏾who loves you the most! You are blessed by the best with no contest! Can I get one witness that believes absolutely nothing can ever get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us (Romans 8:39)?!