6 Jan 2014 by Rev Dr Jai Kumar –
"Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible but with God all things are possible."
YOUR PRESENT SITUATION WILL NOT DETERMINE YOUR FUTURE
Some of you have gone through quite a bit of challenges and trials in the past year. Perhaps it has literally devastated your life, everything you hoped and dream for has collapsed, and you wonder where is God in your situation? Currently, your future seems bleak and hopeless and the year has just begun. And you think you are sailing through a dreadful storm of no return!
But you know what? I would like to tell you today no matter what you have been going through, that there is "a miracle in your storm" and you better be able to catch it. You need to know a secret in God's economy and that is God will only meet you at the level of your expectation.
"But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold." Job had great expectation that he will not remain in the same situation for ever.
Literally he was making an appointment to meet God.
Don't ever keep saying, "I am waiting for God to move" because God is saying to you today, unless you take the bold step of faith and make that move first, I can't move my arm to fight the battle for you.
FATHER OF FAITH
You remember God promised Abraham a great future. However, until Abraham took the step of faith, in obedience trusting God totally even though he did not know where he was going and moved out of his comfort zone and left everything behind, only then was God able to guide Abraham and fulfilled his destiny in his life.
"blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. 18. "In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice." NKJV
THERE IS A SEASON FOR PRAYING AND WAITING AND THERE IS A SEASON FOR ACTION
When Pharaoh's army tried to trap the Israelites at the Red Sea, God commanded His people to move forward. There is a season that you and I go through for a certain period but that season will change and will not remain for ever! Every season has a timeline. Every season has a shelf-life.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.
The time for waiting and praying had ended; they had to move forward with faith. There is a season for waiting and praying, and there is also a time to move forward and take action.
FAITH IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF FEAR
You know what? There is a miracle in your storm! There is a breakthrough in your troubles! There is an awaiting blessing for you to go to the next level, but you need to move through your immediate fears that are surrounding you today. You need that kind of mountain-moving faith that despite your fears you have the boldness to move forward. That's what real faith is! Faith is not the absence of fear! Faith is despite your fears you are willing to move forward.
GOD IS GOD
Jesus healed 10 lepers but He told them to go and show themselves to the priest (Lk 17:14) As they went in obedience and faith they were cleansed. You know what, if they had waited to see results first, (as the world behaves because the world says "show me first than I will believe"),they would have missed their healing. The miracle only happened when they started moving in faith and obedience.
There are certain things about God that you and I do not understand. We think we must know God in view of our intellectualised mentality and wisdom and thus we have missed out on a lot of miracles that could have taken place in our lives. So often we forget that God is God and He wants to do what He wants to do! We just got to flow with him if we want to see results.
YOUR BATTLE BELONGS TO GOD
2 Chronicles 20:15-17
This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.
What are you struggling with TODAY? You say "I am waiting for God to show up" The reality is, you can go on waiting in vain all your life! God is not going to show up!
You need to get moving, my friend! You need to fight through your fears that are surrounding you right now. Move out in boldness! Only then, God will begin to fight on behalf of you and make you more than a conqueror. (Rom 8:37) Remember there is a miracle in your storm and you can catch it, if you know who you are moving with in your battle. You have a future ! You have a hope! You can be a winner!!!
THE WORLD IS NOT TROUBLE FREE
Jesus said:……… In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Although God never promised us a trouble free life, He said look at Me, take Me as an example and encouragement. "I have overcome the world". There is a miracle waiting to happen in your storm but you can make it happen if you know that your battle belongs to God.
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is an ordained & licensed minister of Covenant Ministries International N.J. USA. He is also the representative of Faith International Bible School for Malaysia & Singapore. He is the founder and senior pastor of Full Gospel Outreach Ministry KL, a member of ECCM, Spiritual Adviser & overseer of Full Gospel Christian Church KL. Co-founder and adviser of Kingdom Christian Fellowship, Subang Jaya, he is also the author of a book entitled, 'God's Time Clock.'
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