HOW BIG IS YOUR VISION? (1) Saturday, 24 January 2015
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1Corinthians 2:9 (KJV)
Two days ago we read about how Jacob was overly concerned about finding something to eat. Jacob said,”Give me food to eat and clothes to wear.” When I read that very verse,a thought hit me like a thunderbolt. I discovered that for the next twenty years God never spoke to Jacob. He said, in essence, “When you grow up, then I will speak to you.” God had told Jacob that hewould spread to the north, south, east, and west and that his seed would be as the dust of the earth. God said, “I will be with you;Shut the mouth of the enemy, silence the voice of the wicked, and ensure that whatsoever I have spoken concerning you will come to pass.” But Jacob was worried about looking for food to eat and clothes to wear.
God said you should not think about such things because your life is worth more than the food and your body more than clothing. He said,”Look at the lilies of the field and the birds of the air.They don’t toil nor spin but I clothe and take care of them.” Have you ever stopped to ponder why what we’re going to eat, drink, or wear is a primary concern for so many believers today? Many are breaking spiritual principles simply because of this matter. Some are killing themselves over a place to live but your heavenly Father says,”I know you have need of them.” Some people reason that being able to build a house would be a sign that they have “made it.” I say owning a house does not mean you have achieved anything.
Beloved, there is so much that God has left for you that should make you break out of survival mode. You must begin to move into the supernatural and abundance that God has provided for you. Genesis 12:2 says, “[. . .] I will make of thee a great nation,and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing” (KJV). So you must look beyond your needs in order to meet the needs of others. Some of us may argue that that promise was made to Abraham but Galatians 3:14 says,”That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith” (KJV). So you see, it is God’s plan and intent to make you a blessing. Today, I declare that every plan and promise of God for your life shall materialize. The survival mentality is now destroyed. You will be great and not be small in Jesus’s name.
Further reading: Genesis 12:1-3, Galatians 3:1-14 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Exodus 9-11, Evening-Matthew 15:21-39