Midweek Push

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” (Colossians 3:16)

You’ve tallied it up: Past due notices, children gone astray, marriage on the rocks, loneliness that no one sees, uncontrollable weight-gain or inexplicable weight loss, lack of sleep, non-existent social life. Wow.

You’re trying your best not to freak out and cry, but the tears start streaming down your face anyway. Why can’t I get my life under control? One moment I’m doing fine, the next moment, I’m falling apart…when will I come out of this? Is the Lord really willing to help me?

This is not a dream, it’s your reality, and it’s happening right now – Because. Time. Won’t. Stand. Still. You’re filled to the brim with the cares of this world and instead of turning to the word, you've turned to your worries.

Sometimes when we find ourselves buried in our piles of pity, we start expecting things from God that He doesn’t even intend to give us

We start bargaining with Him to get us out of our situations; and even though He sees our tears, He really wants to see if we’ll put our trust in His Word. Paul Little said, “The Holy Spirit doesn’t expect us to plead for things that have already been denied.” Just because God says no or wait, it doesn't mean He won't use your story to bring salvation!

David had to confront his infidelities. Ananias and Sapphira paid for their dishonesty. Peter was forced to confront His denials. If people even believed on the Lord after what Ananias and Sapphira did, then your story can definitely end in a testimony! It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

What if God's deliverance is not from your situation, but from your thought process about your situation?
What if His answer is not for you to move, but for you to grow where you are until His purpose for you is fulfilled?
What if He doesn’t intend to give you a mate, but desires to be the one and only love of your life?

Will you still trust that His Word is true and allow it to dwell in your heart? It won’t always be easy, but there will always be help. When we get into the word of God, the word of God gets into us and it will comfort us, usher us into His presence, dry our tears, and mend our broken pieces.

You don’t have to be frantic when your Father is peace! You don’t have to feel empty when your Lord is full of purpose! If you want to be filled, consider obedience to His will and watch Him accomplish His promise in your life. (Matthew 21:22, Mark 11:24).

Being filled with the Holy Spirit means being filled with HIS word! It means allowing the word to dwell within you, even though you feel consumed with everything else. Join us today as we strike out our tally lists by seeking out God’s truths.

Application: Repeat these thoughts and meditate on these scriptures throughout your day:

Instead of complaining, I will give thanks (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
Instead of freaking out, I will faith it out (1 Peter 4:12-13).
Instead of doubting Him, I will desire Him (Psalm 143:6).

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