Wouldn’t you love to hear Jesus say personally to you, ‘according to YOUR faith, be it unto you?’ Or would you? I guess that depends on where your faith is today.
Last week we talked about expectations. We talked about how important it is to increase your expectations…I want to share a testimony about that with you today.
Thursday morning, I received a text from a partner, he was wanting to share a testimony with me. I told him I would love to hear it and we scheduled a phone call.
He began to tell me about the amazing things God has been doing for him. This particular partner is already walking in the blessings of God, yet it seems his time of blessing has gone to a new level…but not without his faith and his expectations being in line with God’s.
He shared with me how he needed a particular piece of equipment for his trucking business. This item was quite expensive, tens of thousands of dollars. Because he didn’t want to spend that much, he was shopping around. He came across exactly what he needed in a piece of good, used equipment. When he measured it, it was exactly what he needed and in good shape. He was excited to say the least, feeling God had dropped just what he needed in his lap.
After speaking with the owner of the business, the owner conveyed that he would call him the following day with the details.
The next day, Ken learned that they were not willing to sell the piece of equipment after all. He was flabbergasted, to say the least. He began to say to God, ‘what’s up God? That was exactly what I needed, I have searched and searched, what is going on here?’
Then he said he did something that, in my opinion, changed everything. What was that? He changed his perspective. He said ‘Oh…God, I know what is going on here, You must have something better for me, okay, I accept that, show me where it is!’
This is the important part, friends. Instead of being frustrated at God, instead of dwelling in disappointment, he decided to take a God point of view and decide if this piece of equipment wasn’t it, that God had something better.
You see, he didn’t allow this temporary setback to deter him. He knows his God. He knows he is blessed, he knows he is faithful to God and God is faithful to him. He knew this had to turn for his good, that’s what the word says, therefore he decided to stand on that word in faith.
Jesus said over and over again, ‘according to your faith, be it unto you.’ And that is exactly what He did for this man.
I can’t recall if it was the same day, or the next day, but either way, Ken found another ad for what he needed. To make a long story short, he went and looked at it and it was just what he needed. In the end, the seller worked out a deal with Ken that empowered him to get his piece of equipment and extra equipment as well. Ken has sold the extra equipment for a profit, which meant he got the piece of equipment he needed absolutely free!
What could have cost him $25,000 plus, he ended up getting for free! Why? It was according to his faith.
I know I have said it hundreds of times, but it is vital, especially when it seems everything is working against you, to stand firm in your faith and declare God’s word and His promises. Why? Because often times, it is according to your faith.
If your faith says, ‘it’s not going to happen for me.’ Then it probably won’t. However, if your faith, like Ken’s faith says, God must have something better for me, then you better get ready for the better, for it is on the way.
Our God is a faithful God…to those who believe in His faithfulness. Remember, He has ALREADY said ‘according to your faith’, that means you too.
To God be the glory, for the things He has done!
Prayer for today: Thank you Father, for your faithfulness, we stand in awe of You today. All Glory to You Father…Amen.