Hi how are you all? Hope your week and weekend has been good. I went to church today and it was so good- great worship, presence of God and great messages. How was church for you? If you are reading this from Texas know I have been thinking about you and praying for you.
That sort of leads into my post this week. With our natural eyes we are starting to see many bad things happen around the world. There are wars and rumours of wars, unusual weather events and even the global pandemic that is still going.
And all that is besides the daily things we may face in our lives like sickness, not being able to pay bills, family away from God and a host of other things. It is easy to look around us and wonder is God still here? Where is He? Can He see what’s happening? Does He care?
The answer to all those questions is yes. But to diminish what we are seeing in the natural, we need to make our spiritual vision much greater. One of the ways we can do that is remember that God is Emmanuel- He is with us. The Bible promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us, so why don’t we remember He is with us,
It is as I said before- the natural circumstances we see are set more prominent in our lives by us. But those outward circumstances can never negate the fact that God is with us.
Let’s have a look at a quick story in Exodus 3:7 in the Message which states:
God said, “I’ve taken a good, long look at the affliction of my people in Egypt. I’ve heard their cries for deliverance from their slave masters; I know all about their pain.
God saw them, God heard them and God knew their pain. In the same way: God sees you, God hears you and God knows your pain and He is Emmanuel – God with us.
So what was God’s response? We read it in verse 8:
And now I have come down to help them, pry them loose from the grip of Egypt, get them out of that country and bring them to a good land with wide-open spaces, a land lush with milk and honey, the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
God’s response is that He will deliver them through the leadership of Moses. God has already delivered us through Jesus dying on the cross and being resurrected. God has given us Jesus – the Word to overcome everything we face. So we don’t have to wait for a miracle, we can read the Bible and find the promises- read them, memorise them to get them in your heart. Then faith comes and our believing lines up with the Word of God and the promise is seen in our lives,
This is how we live an abundant life, keeping our eyes on God and not on what’s happening around us. This week let the truth of the statement God is with you get deep inside your heart. This will help you keep living the life God intended for you.
Bless you heaps