- God is who He says he is.
- God can do what He says He can do.
- I am who God says I am.
- I can do all things through Christ.
- God’s Word is alive and active in me.
If we believe God is who he says He is then we should have no problem believing that God can do what He says He can do. So why is it we have trouble believing that statement? Or maybe it’s that we don’t believe He is willing to do what he says He will do. Maybe it is easier to believe that God can than to believe that He will. But then again that goes against all that the first statement says. If God is who He said He is then He is most definitely willing to do what he says He will. That is the essence of being God. He is not a man that He can lie and he loves His children more than we can fathom. He desires to heal, provide, lead, guide, work miracles on our behalf, and dump blessings on His children. Those who believe Him! Our belief unties His hands to work in our lives where we allow. When we step back in complete faith and let go and ask God to work – He is faithful to do so.
Believing God is and can means believing that He will do what is best for us; knowing that we may not understand it in this life. Believing God means letting go of our earthly thoughts and understandings and putting full and complete faith in God. It doesn’t take faith when we can reason it out with our human minds. It takes faith when we don’t understand; knowing our thoughts are not His thoughts. When we must let go of understanding and simply trust is where the rubber meets the road in a faith-filled, faith-led life.
I think there is a stronghold of unbelief in the church. One that must be pulled up and cast out if the church ever expects to fulfill God’s purposes. The word states that God has given us all authority to work miracles, healings, cast out demons etc. It says greater works than Jesus did, we will do but that takes a simple belief system that says “I believe God is and can and will! He is God, my God and there is no other. His word says it and I believe it. I will go forth in the name of Jesus and do what He has called me to do.”
2 Corinthians 1:20 (NKJV), “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”
Christ gave His life so that God could say Yes to the fulfillment of His promises in the lives of believing children.When God says no, it is for a greater yes. Wait patiently on the Lord! He can and will do that which is for the best in our lives. Sometimes we ask remis and amiss. Careless and wrong requests are often met with a loving no. God knows we are confined to our human knowledge and understanding and sometimes our requests are born out of selfish desires. I thank God that He doesn’t always give me what I ask of Him and instead gives me a loving no. My faith should lead me to an understanding that His no means something so much better. But if my request is founded in the Word of God then I must not let anyone talk me out of believing that God can or that He will!
Psalm 77:14 (NIV), “You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.” — Present tense!
John 11:40 (NIV), “Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”
Don’t let others unbelief rub off on you. It is highly contagious. Nothing is logical about miracles so don’t listen to those who use logic to dilute your faith. Don’t waste your time arguing with those with no faith. We are not called to debate faith – we are called to do it. Faith should be a verb. When we act in faith, that is all the argument we need. Let God defend Himself as he works on our behalf!
Keep seeking. Keep believing. Belief that God is who said He is and that He can do what He said He can do will open up a whole new life. You will walk in God’s goodness, His will, and His purposes. “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”
When we know who He is, and know that He will do what He said, we can in turn know who we are, being God’s children and co-heir with Christ.
Knowing who God is and knowing who we are in Christ, allows us the opportunity to connect with God’s kingdom plans and walk them out as He has purposed.
based on “Believing God” by Beth Moore
study by Laurie L Webb