When Adam (the first man & woman-our ancestors) partook of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil in the Garden of Eden the curse became a part of our world. They chose it for themselves by listening and yielding to the cunning, craftiness of evil persuasion. The information presented to them sounded reasonable but in reality it was “a fallen one” coming to take from them, not bless their lifestyles. Since that day, the curses listed in Deuteronomy 28 have been all around us, waiting to overtake us at every turn. But the good news is that by listening to the Voice of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we can partake of what He has done for us instead and still live in this fallen world without having to be subject to its destruction. How you say?
At the onset of Jesus’ ministry when He, His family and friends were invited to a wedding –a need arose. His mother, fully aware that her Son’s heart was as caring as hers, and as concerned, told the servants in spite of the lack to “DO WHATEVER HER SON TOLD THEM TO DO.” As they followed His instructions precisely, regardless of how strange to them those directions sounded, the door to the power and ability of God in this world opened and as a result the need WAS MET!! In fact, the need was met over and above what humanity might have asked for. That’s the heart of the God in which we serve – and He NEVER CHANGES! In John 10:10 Jesus talked about “the thief “ who comes to take from us but in the very next breath He mentioned that He had come “to give to us” not JUST WHAT HAD BEEN STOLEN but to give to us ABUNDANTLY, TO THE FULL, TILL IT OVERFLOWS. Sounds like a GOOD GOD TO ME, DOESN’T IT? AND A GOOD DEAL!
If Jesus (God in flesh) cared so much about something as insignificant as the lack of wine at a wedding and the embarrassment of the couple involved, don’t you think HE CARES GREATLY ABOUT WHAT YOUR GOING THROUGH and wants to spin tail it around? Know that He does!!
But I’ve prayed, I’ve begged, I’ve pleaded with Him for help and still nothing changes, you say. The problem is¬- that’s not how things work. It’s time to follow His guidelines to being blessed! Jesus said quite specifically, “Why do you call me Lord, Lord and neglect to do what I tell you to do?” God has said that His ways are not our ways, so to operate in His path to victory in this world we must learn to operate in His Kingdom Principles. According to His Word it’s acting on what He says that releases the supernatural flow needed to bring about the solution to your problems.
Perhaps it’s time for you to make a quality decision to “lean on, yield to and rely upon” the One who is whispering in your ears “TOGETHER, LETS DO THIS MY WAY.” Heaven’s instructions will start working to benefit you only when you choose to put them in motion in your life! How can two walk together except those two agree? You want God’s help; what’s more, you know you need His help but you’re not “in it to win it, with Him.” The two of you have a different mind on the matter and guess what? As long as that continues, you will be the looser! It’s not God holding out on you; NEVER HAS BEEN AND NEVER WILL BE! The GOOD NEWS is that the battle for what you are after HAS ALREADY BEEN WON! Did you know that you are dealing with a defeated foe? Realize that Jesus did the hard work for you already. He’s trying to get you to “RIGHFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND APPROPRIATE” THE VICTORY THAT IS YOURS NOW, IN CHRIST JESUS.