Obedience: An Important Key in Receiving From God
His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. — JOHN 2:5
It is deeply important that you learn this simple truth: It’s not struggling, praying, or crying that brings results; it’s acting on what God has spoken that gets the job done.
Because we’ve been religious-minded rather than Bible-minded, we want to do something to get God to move on our behalf. We think, If I could pray enough, cry enough, get enough people praying, or do enough of something myself, things would change. No, God has already done it. He has already planned the great plan of redemption and sent Jesus to consummate that plan. All that the Father has is ours.
Some people say, “Well, maybe I’m not doing enough.” Religious thinking can trip you up. You can keep falling over it.
Let me say it again, because it is so important, and I don’t want you to forget it. Even if you don’t agree with it, think on it, because the time will come that you’ll see it’s so. Spiritual growth is similar to natural growth. So don’t stop growing and just throw something away because you don’t see and understand it right then. It will be a real gem that could bless you one day if you’re open and you don’t throw it away.
Confession: It’s not crying and praying that bring results in my life. It’s not struggling that brings results in my life. It is acting on the Word that brings results.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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