When God Says Yes

1 December 2014

hlphnd2When God Says, “Yes”

Many times God answers a heartfelt prayer with “Yes”, “No”, “Maybe…If” or with “Silence”.

What is the reason for this perceived silence?

Perhaps God has already given us the answer in His Word and we are not obeying?

Could it be that God is expecting us to better understand one of His truths?

I often hear, “Why is there injustice IF God is a just God?”

My pastor shared his experience of a mother and her children begging for bread on the streets in Russia.  Sobbing in the bus, he cried out to God and asked, “Why don’t you do something!”  God answered, “I AM” not moved by need, “I AM” moved by FAITH!

That’s a mystery of God solved!  We have the responsibility to have faith so God can act on our behalf (1 Kings 17:8-16)!  Imagine God taking care of every issue immediately, we could not and would not grow up in Him.  I choose to quit blaming God for inaction caused by my lack of faith and to trust God to move mountains on my behalf! (Matthew 17:20)

Consider These Examples When Faith Arises and God says, “Yes”

HEALING:

I can identify with the woman with the health issue of 12 years.  She came both in desperation and in faith believing if she could only touch Jesus’ garment, she would be made whole.  Jesus said, “Yes, It is time!  You have exhausted all your other options, you have spent all of your money and now your faith in Me has made you whole.”  Her faith allowed Jesus to erase her sin of believing the devil’s lies and allowing self-pity and resentment to fester.  Faith arose and Jesus said, “Yes”, “Be comforted, be at peace, for you are made whole!”  (Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48)

DELIVERANCE:

Jesus said “Yes” to setting households in order.  Can you image the change in the immediate family and the extended family?  “Uncle Bob is no longer yelling in church and is now in his right mind!  Let’s BBQ and throw him a party!”  (Mark 1:23-26, Luke 4:33-36)

MINISTRY:

God said, “Yes” to the obedience of Philip.  Philip is nudged by God to run alongside the carriage of the Ethiopian Eunuch.  Philip explained the prophetic Scriptures about Jesus, led the dignitary to the Lord, and, after baptizing him, was miraculously transported by God for another assignment 30 miles away.  When we are at the right place at the right time for the right reason, God does the ministry and the miracles!  (Acts 8:26-40)


EMPLOYMENT:

God said, “Yes” to Paul.   Although Paul was at liberty to be paid to preach full time, Paul set an example by preaching, praying and working as a tent maker.  Through much adversity, Paul spreads the gospel to the world by serving others.  It was about God and not about Paul.  (1 Corinthians 9:19)

SALVATION:

God says, “Yes”, “I love you.  It’s not about how good you are.  It’s not about how bad you are.  It’s not about what you can do for Me.   It’s about My love for you.” (John 3:16)

A blessing for you:  May God say “Yes” to all your goodly desires and bless you with His miracles, signs and wonders as you seek Him with your whole heart (Psalm 119:9-16)!

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