1 Timothy 5September 30, 2014
1 Timothy 6October 1, 2014
17…before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Is it time for a new outlook for your life? Are you ready to see things turned around? Let’s see how a change of focus changed Abraham’s life. The obvious was that Abram and Sarai had NO children and in the natural they wouldn’t. It wasn’t until God planted within Abram the word of His grace that his situation changed. In fact, when Abram believed God, God accepted that as righteousness and Abram was transformed. He had a new outlook. He didn’t see things in his life as they had been. He didn’t state the obvious any longer: that he was without child, no heir to continue his name and legacy. What had God told him? That he’d be the father of many nations—nations are comprised of many people…many children.
Abraham believed God’s trustworthiness that He is faithful in what He has said and promised. That’s really what faith is—believing God. When Abraham acted in faith and believed God’s word and promise to him, God changed his name to Abraham, and every time he met someone after that point, he’d introduce himself by declaring ‘I’m Abraham, father of many nations.” He didn’t state the obvious; that at that point he and his wife were childless. He declared what God said.
Too often I hear good believers declaring and stating the obvious rather than stating what the Word says for their situation or a loved ones’ situation. It’s time for us to put the Word first in our thinking, meditating, and in how we speak. You’re not the sick of the Lord trying to get well. You’re the healed of the Lord. Change the focus of your meditation. Change your negative confession that declares the obvious state of affairs and let your words declare what God says about you, your family, your health, your finances and provisions. Don’t state the obvious. Follow Abraham’s example and call those things, those situations changed, released, healed, set free. Then stand in faith believing God’s Word. He is faithful to bring His Word to completion in your life.