What are you expecting?

                                 … to receive?
life

Do you believe that God can heal?
… most people do.
Yet so many are NOT healed!
Why not?

As we have learnt from life,
… receiving is not up to the giver.
That means, that for God to heal you,
… you not only must believe that God does heal,
BUT…
YOU have to believe that God WILL heal YOU!
For that is when believing becomes faith,

      Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
      the evidence of things not seen.
      Hebrews 11:1

Think of it this way.
You are thirsty,
and God has a jug of water.
The question is,
… have YOU brought a CUP
because you believe God will fill it for you!

      But without faith it is impossible to please Him,
      for he who comes to God must believe that He is,
      and that He is a rewarder of those
      who diligently seek Him.

      Hebrews 11:6

Believe He will reward you
… and you will be rewarded!
 

In His provision…

                                 …by His Spirit!
life

Do you want God
… to truly be God in your life?
Do you want God
… to do all that He promised in your life?
Then start depending on Him!

      Not just by finding what He promised in His Word!
      Not just by confessing His Word!
      Not by ‘5 steps’ to receiving God’s promises!
      But … by His Spirit

      Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,
      Says the Lord of hosts.
      Zech 4:6

For this very reason God gave us the Holy Spirit,
… to be our helper, teacher and guide.
Let Him guide you into all truth.
Let Him show you things to come,
and most importantly,
let Him be the power of God in your life.

      Now we have received,
      not the spirit of the world,
      but the Spirit who is from God,
      that we might know the things
      that have been freely given to us by God.
      1Cor.2:12

And that we walk in and may become,
… all that God planned for us to be.

      For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
      these are sons of God.
      Rom 8 14

 

Prosperity…

                                 Life in abundance!
life

Mostly when we talk about prosperity,
… we are talking about money and the things we have,
but is that God’s idea of prosperity?

      Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things
      and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
      3 John 2-3

Why does God want us to prosper?
Not primarily so that we have,
… but so that we have to give.

True prosperity is having more than you need,
for the specific purpose that you will have
– seed in your hands to give –

      Let the Lord be magnified,
      Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.
      Psalm 35 27

God not only wants us to give
but He desires that we be prosperous in all things
… able and free to abundantly give!

      I am come that they might have life,
      and that they might have it more abundantly.
      John 10 10

 

What is the difference between…

                            capitalism, socialism & Love?

What is the difference between
… capitalism, socialism and Love?

      Capitalism is about what I can benefit from what I do!
      Socialism is about what others do for me!
      And love…?
      Love is about what I do for others!

Now on the surface it would seem that
… capitalism is most beneficial,
and even socialism
… seems to be a wonderful option as well.
But what about love?
It seems only others benefit from it.

But is that true?
Actually … NOT!

There is a physical principle or law,
… that is based on a spiritual principle,
that governs our lives and most everything on earth,
… what we eat, our relationships, etc…
It is the principle of – seedtime and harvest!

Capitalism uses this principle,
… but mainly for personal benefit.
Socialism demands this principle from others
… specifically for personal benefit.
Love, lives this principle,
… applying and thereby benefiting from this principle
and therefore able to receive simply because it gives!

      Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down,
      shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom.
      For with the same measure that you use,
      it will be measured back to you.
      Luke 6 38

 

Walking on water…

There are times when we may need…
                                    … to walk on water!

There are times when we may need to walk on water,
… but we can only do that
if we have come to know and trust God.

      Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
      And lean not on your own understanding;
      Prov 3 5

If you don’t trust God,
… you will not be listening for His voice.
Therefore get to know God,
… spend time with Him,
… talk to Him
and learn to trust Him.

As it is written in Proverbs …

      In all your ways acknowledge Him,
      And He shall direct your paths.
      Prov 3 6

God is faithful!
Start trusting in Him,
… and step out on His word!

      As you do that,
      you will find yourself dealing with your challenges
      … as if you are ‘walking on water!’

      ‘Jesus’ said, ‘Come’
      And Peter … walked on the water to go to Jesus.
      Matt 14 29

 

It’s all about decisions

                                          … you make!

Life is about making decisions,
… even though they may not always come so easily!

However,
once you understand the reason for making decisions,
… that it is about commitment and direction,
the direction your life should be taking,
… and where you are going to be tomorrow,
then making a decision will become so much easier!

      Because, unless you make a decision,
      … you have no direction!
      Your future is not just on hold,
      … but in danger of outside interference!
      And on top of that,
      … the longer you take to reach a decision,
      … the more the problem seems to increase.

So learn to make decisions,
and don’t be intimidated by having to decide.

But what if I don’t know if it’s the right decision?
That is absolutely no problem!
You have help …

      However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come,
      He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on
      His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak;
      and He will tell you things to come.
      John 16 13

Ask Him to help you make decisions,
… and let His peace be your guide!
 

Needing answers…

                                            … but getting none?

We all have questions and problems in our lives
… that we need help with and need answers to,
and God very specifically tells us what to do …

      Call to Me, and I will answer you,
      and show you great and mighty things,
      which you do not know.
      Jeremiah 33 3

God says – ‘if you need an answer – ASK Me!’
However, you may well say,
… I have asked and never received an answer.
Fact is, it was not that God did not answer,
but that you did not listen!

      It is not about asking and waiting for God to say and do
      … what you have prayed, asked and expect Him to do!
      NO!
      Because, in most cases
      God’s answer is different from what you think or expect.
      Don’t forget …
      God said – ‘I WILL ANSWER YOU!’
      Therefore,it is not about what you think or you need,
      but about what God knows,
      … and what He will show you and will do for you!

So, what should you do?
Simply believe that God WILL answer you,
… that He knows the right answer to your need,
and that He is able to do what needs to be done!

As Jesus said …
      If you can believe,
      all things are possible
to him who believes.
      Mark 9 23

 

What about …

                                                   if…?

You cannot truly benefit from something
… that you are not actually part of.

      And, you will not become part of anything
      … when there is an IF in the equation!
      Why? Because not only is trust lost,
      … but truth is in fact compromised,
      with the simple result that
      … the way for corruption has been opened!

For instance …
If you want to benefit from God’s promises,
… but you are not willing to trust God, saying,
‘God, if you will heal me,’
‘God, if you will secure that job for me.’

There is NO faith in this
… and God is not likely to respond.

      But let him ask in faith, with no doubting
      … for let not that man suppose that he
      will receive anything from the Lord;
      he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
      James 1 6-8

Your trust has to be in God alone … (faith in Him)
that is what opens the way into His kingdom,
then you will also have trust in His promises,
… and that is when,

      And my God shall supply all your need
      according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
      Philippians 4 19

With … No IFs and No BUTs
 

Let me be…

                                               … your MAN!

When Jesus saw a sick man at the pool of Bethesda,
He asked him…
      Do you want to be made well?
      The sick man answered Him,
      ‘Sir, I have no man
      to put me into the pool when the water is stirred’.

Jesus’ response was … ‘Let me be your man!’
      saying to him, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’.
      John 5 5-9

Jesus has always wanted to be the answer,
… to be the One to help us in our need.
But …
      Do you want Him to be your Man?
      … Do you want Him to be your answer?
      … Will you allow Him to do what you cannot do?

Like the leper, all you need do is – ASK!

      And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying,
      ‘Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.’
      Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying,
      ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’
      Matthew 8 2-3

Jesus’ answer was and still is,
… I AM WILLING …

      Do you want Jesus to help you?
      He is willing …
      All you need to do is believe and ask!

So that He can also be – your MAN!
 

When things go wrong

                                                 … what then?

When things go wrong in life,
… don’t talk about what you have done wrong,
… or about where you missed it,
but look at what you should do … now!

      You cannot change what has happened,
      but you can influence what is to come!

The answer is not found in what went wrong,
… or in analysing whether you were right or not.
but in doing what you should have done in the first place,
by going to God for help!

      Call to Me, and I will answer you,
      and show you great and mighty things,
      which you do not know.
      Jer 33 3

How do you do that?
By drawing close to God,
… to that place where YOU can hear Him,
and where He can show you what to do.

But where is that place?
… exactly where Jesus said it is,

      If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you,
      you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
      John 15 7

That place where it’s not about what you think or want,
but where you let Him tell you what He thinks,
where He can and will confirm His Word to you!