A glorious Monday to you, friends around the world! Here in Houston, we were abruptly awakened shortly after midnight by jolts and bolts of
thunder and lightning, shaking the earth and illuminating the skies. The waterline of the small lake behind our home has rapidly encroached its banks, enlarging its territory and threatening to become an uninvited guest. But I am reminded of Isaiah 43:2 - "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you."
Two years ago, we had experienced several months of severe drought and this same little lake had virtually dried up. When God finally sent rain, I distinctly remember saying, "I will never complain about rain again." So I will choose instead to thank and praise Him, knowing that He is faithful in all things and in every season of life.
I just read a devotional on The Elijah List that speaks of how deeply God is touched by our faith in Him. Choosing to believe and affirm that our Lord is everything He says He is moves the very heart of God to act on our behalf in ways beyond our ability to comprehend. Here are a few paragraphs from this article:
"How does your faith touch God? The same as the woman with the issue of blood did. She pressed in; she was determined to touch Him, even a small part of Him. She was determined to touch Him, even though every doctor had told her it was hopeless. Even though she had spent every penny she had trying to get healed. Even though her mind was reminding her of all this, she pressed on. She determined that no matter how many obstacles stood in her way, she would touch the Healer and as she did, she was not only healed but made whole that very hour.
You see, if you are battling illness and you continue to confess what the Bible says about you, no matter what you see or feel, your faith is touching God. If you are facing financial hardships and you continue to honor God with your tithe and give as God directs, and trust Him, confessing that He will meet your needs, your faith is touching God. If you are facing a crisis of your faith and you tell God, "I don't understand, but I trust You," your faith is touching God. When all Hell has come against you and you stand in the face of it and declare, "devil, I don't care what you throw at me, I am going to trust my God and I am going to worship Him no matter what," I promise you, your faith is touching God.
As your faith touches God, He will release His awesome miracle-working power on your behalf and move Heaven and earth to get to you. He loves you that much! He wants to bless you that much! You mean that much to Him. Don't give up, my friend. Press on in. Push your way in if you have to, but press on in and touch Him. Touch Him with your faith, you will be forever changed.
Prayer for Today: Father, my prayer for today is simple...may I touch Jesus with my faith. In Jesus name. Amen."
A New Thing Ministries
Thank you, Kim Potter, for so clearly stating the truth. All we have to do is take Him at His word. The One who promised is faithful. If He said it, He will do it. To God be the glory. Be blessed as you trust in Him.