Over the weekend I was catching up on some online sermons from ministers I enjoy listening to. This is something I try to do each weekend.
One morning I listened to three different services in a row. On the third service, something caught my attention.
All three praise and worship teams sang the same exact song. I don’t know the title and I don’t know who wrote it, but the chorus says, “You said it, I believe it.”
I knew by the end of the third sermon, God was speaking. Not only to me, but to all of us.
I believe He is wanting all of us to come to this place of declaring, “You said it, I believe it.”
Most of us what say that is true about how we feel, but is it really?
When God says, “By the stripes of Jesus you are healed” do we believe it, or do we believe our symptoms more?
When He says, “I will supply all your needs according to My riches in glory” do we believe it – or does the stack of bills speak the loudest?
In the book of Genesis, as we know, the serpent came to tempt Adam and Eve, but not to sin. No, he came to tempt them to question what God had said. He was trying to convince them that what God said wasn’t truth.
His tactics have not changed – he still wants us to doubt what God has said.
He wants us to doubt God’s word about our children, our marriages, our bodies and our finances. He wants us to let go of everything Jesus purchased for us at the cross.
God, on the other hand, wants us to remember that if He said it, we can believe it. Every single time.
The promises of God in Christ Jesus are always, always, yes and amen. Yes, and so be it. However, it is up to us to believe it or not.
The Bible says in Matthew 9:29; “According to your faith, be it unto you.”
This means it is up to us. We can choose to believe the lack over God’s promises for finances. We can believe what we see our kids doing wrong with our eyes more than the word of God. We can believe what the doctor says more than what the word of God declares. However, if we choose to believe God’s word – His word will not fail us.
I am not saying don’t listen to your doctor – no, that would be ignorant. I am saying listen to them, but then take the word of God and say only what God says about your health.
Instead of declaring what you see your kids doing when they are going the wrong way, declare what the word of God says about them and refuse to settle for less.
He said it – do we believe it?
God says I am healed by the stripes of Jesus – I believe it.
God says when I tithe and give, He will open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing I can’t contain – I believe it, therefore I tithe and give as the word directs.
God’s says all my children shall be taught of the Lord and great shall be their peace – I believe it.
God says with long life He will satisfy me and show me His salvation – I believe it.
All these promises, God has said in His word – I believe them – how about you?