07 Jun Knowledge and faith
There is a wealth of knowledge in the Body of Christ today. Yet with all this truth available to God’s people I have noticed something very concerning; about 99% of the prayer requests I receive and the counseling sessions I am involved in has to do with people wanting God to intervene in their outward circumstances.
But “God moving” is not scriptural for the New Testament believer! This might come as a shock to you, but God has done all that needs to be done through the finished work of Jesus.
God finished with the punishment of sin at the Cross. He reconciled us with Him, took away our punishment, pain, sickness and eternal damnation. In Christ God qualified us for every single blessing and promise He’s ever made. It is a done deal.
Yet all this information has not led to a better quality of life for the believer! Christians feel that God has let them down, because; “why don’t we see His promises put into action in our lives.”
The trouble is that even though we are under the New Covenant, we are still trying to relate to God in an Old Covenant manner. We want to DO something to get Him to do something. Or we keep on begging Him to do something He’s already authorised us to do ourselves.
I believe the way to seeing the promises manifest lies with our heart.
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” (Proverbs 4:23, NLT)
What happens in your heart determines your behaviour and ultimately your destiny! It determines the very outcome of your life. Everything we experience in life (other than what other people do TO us) comes directly out of our hearts.
Head knowledge alone doesn’t change our lives. We have to believe the truth in our hearts. What do you believe in your heart today about what Jesus has done for you?
Originally published 6 June 2017