I recently have been taking note of the “what would you do” questions more frequently. You know, “what would you do if you had the money?” Or, what would you do if you were absolutely not afraid? Or, what would you do if you knew you were beautiful? Or attractive? Or intelligent? I wrote about that here. Or if you had the power? Or the influence? Or, if you had Obama’s personal phone number and all of that.
Okay, I’m sure you get the point: what would you do if you had the perfect circumstances?
You know that quote, you are infinitely more powerful than you think, and well, the bible also says, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
I never gave much thought to Philippians 4:13 until recently. I was listening to a sermon by my grandfather, Pastor Adeboye. (I write about him a lot, and that’s because I listen to a lot of his sermons. I absolutely am so inspired by his love for God. It’s palpable and it’s genuine.)
In the sermon, which was from the last Festival of Life held in the UK, a prophecy came that the Lord asked people to say as many hallelujahs as they would like miracles. Best believe that I said a good number of hallelujahs, until I lost count. Even when he prayed that everyone’s prayer would be answered, I kept chanting my hallelujahs till I burst out laughing at myself. Anyway, if you only knew how many miracles I need from God at the moment, fam, you would even help me say some more hallelujahs.
Here are two things I learnt that day:
1. God gives us blank checks all the time. After I finished saying those hallelujahs, I immediately thought about the fact that God had just given me a blank check; the bible basically is one huge blank check. God has told me to ask for anything and it would be done in His name. But here’s my question: did I need a prophecy to remind me of the things that are written in the bible? If I did, they why did God promise that He knows the plans He has for us? Why does He tell us to ask and it shall be given, to seek, and to knock? You know, the Lord has given you a blank check, if you believe in Him. Go on, ask Him for your biggest dreams and desires, and best believe that He will certainly bring them to fruition.
2. Your experience of God is only as big as your faith. When we ask the Lord for something, we absolutely have to believe that He will do it. Believe that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Don’t only say hallelujahs for the number of miracles you want, believe that the Lord has heard and that He will answer in His own time. The consequence of a blank check is that there must be some money in the bank account so that the cash can be cashed (couldn’t resist it). When you make a bold request of God, your faith is the currency that materializes your request. Believe that He can do it, and HE WILL do it. Even if you struggle, tell the Lord to help your unbelief
3. When God wants to bless you, He plants a desire for prayer in your heart. Prayer is the master key. It is. Always has been, is, always shall be. The Lord gives short cuts to His children. Sometimes, He will ask us to spend time in His word, and that’s because He wants to bless us. He wants to show us something profound. He wants to give us new revelations. There’s no greater business man than God. There’s no better friend than God. There’s no better spouse than God. There’s none wiser, smarter, or more knowledgeable than God. So if you want to become a better business person, spouse, friend, student, or human being, spend time with God. When you spend time with God, He gives you speed, and He directs your path. Because He makes no mistake, everything you touch will turn to gold. He will show you where to get the colt of an ass that you need. He will show you who has one plate of food left, but is willing to share. He will show you wonders.
What are you asking the Lord for today? Is it big? Is it audacious? Are you spending time with Him to ensure that you’re listening when He’s speaking?
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Till next time, rest in the arms of Jesus
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