Abide By The Book . . .

How long should you keep praying and believing God for the answer? Until He tells you differently in other words, go by the Book (Bible). "Do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise"( Hebrews 10:35-36). Many of God's promises have timelines, and you need long distance faith in order to receive them. The word endurance pictures a runner determined to reach the finish line. You say, "But I'm not sure what God's will is." His will is revealed in His Word, and that's what you must believe and speak over your situation. To actually say otherwise is to really contradict God. In the Bible Abraham stood on God's promise that he'd be the father of many nations when there wasn't a shred of evidence to prove it. For twenty years he looked up into the night sky believing, "Lord, You said may children would be as numerous as the stars. I don't know how you are going to do it for I'm 100 years old and my wife, Sarah, is 99. However, I'm going to believe You regardless."  When you find yourself praying this way, you run the risk of looking foolish in the eyes of others. But receiving the miraculous often involves looking ridiculous, like Jesus telling the disciples to fill wine pots with water or rubbing clay in a blind man's eyes. But the guest at the wedding in Cana drank the finest wine, and the blind man went home seeing, Why? Because they obeyed the word Jesus gave them. So the word for you today is; Abide By The Book . . .

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