Encouragement

What are you seeing?– Genesis 1:1-31

scene3This is awesome! I am dazed, I can scarcely believe it! I have been reading it all my life, yet I had never imagined or seen it this way! God created heaven and earth. But the earth was formless, an emptiness, a void and there was darkness. The earth was pitch black. The darkness was such that can be cut through with a knife, even touched. The situation that the earth was in was such a pathetic one. The earth was in a confused state!

But God salvaged the situation, He knew that He could do something about it. So He spoke (Romans 4:17b), He called light and it shined and the light that God called forth dispelled the darkness. God drove away the darkness that was dominating the earth. He ended the disorderliness to create a divine order.

After creating the earth and seeing the form that she was in (void) God must have imagined that there is a way to make the earth different. He could fill the earth and rid her of her emptiness. The earth’s chaotic form did not please God. So God began to imagine, to visualize what He actually wanted to see. He had faith in Himself to be able to bring forth the child of His brain, the product of His imaginations and this led the materialization of our darling earth! This earth that is full of wonders, this earth in which scientists are making countless and endless discoveries. This earth that is teeming with creatures both great and small is actually the product of a creative mind. Our God is an awesome God!

God spoke into existence the things He wanted to see. He called forth things that be not as though they were (Roman 4:17), He summoned the things He wanted to see and behold they all appeared, they manifested!

You can liken the challenging issues in your life to the darkness and void upon the earth before God intervened. What stronghold are you contending with? What mountain is standing boastfully before you? What river/sea is preventing your onward/forward march?

The good news is that you can overcome them, yes you can because you have a weapon. Engage the word of God; that is the surest way to get out of any challenge in life and to prevent challenges from arising. The word of God is fire, it can consume your problems; the word of God is hammer it can shatter mountains.

“Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces? (Jeremiah 23:29) “Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain(Zechariah 4:7a)

The word of God still has the same creative power it had in the beginning. God did not create you in His image for the sake of creation, He intended for you to be like Him in every sense “Because as He is, so are we in this world.” (1 John 4:17). Do not be afraid to speak, until God spoke the situation of the earth remained. Speak God’s word, speak positively, say only the things you desire to see not those things you are actually seeing.

What you are seeing will determine what you are saying, so its quite important to see rightly. Jesus Christ our perfect example was not seeing the cross but what lies ahead of Him “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2). You need to see rightly in order to get the right results.

Do not look at the greatness of that mountain, neither consider the strength of that stronghold, nor the width of that sea. The red sea parted for the children of Israel, Jordan was held up, the walls of Jericho crumbled, death could not hold Lazarus when Jesus called him. So speak!

Engage your mind; create the scene that you desire to see, imagine things the way you want them and call them into existence. Stumbling blocks are actually stepping stones when viewed from another angle. What you actually need is a change in perspective. See it how God will see it. God does not look at the problems, He looks at the end results.

Begin to mold your life, your spouse, your job, your business, your child(ren) by confessing positive words. Take time to find out what the bible is saying concerning that situation. Enter into promises of God. Be consistent: do not quit until you see the desired result.

Here are some scriptures on the efficacy of Your words:

Job 22:28 “Thou shalt decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee; and the light shall shine unto thy ways.

Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof

Isaiah 57:19a “I create the fruit of the lips…

You can surmount that mountain all you need to do is to see yourself at the top of it and you’ll get there!

Shalom!

 

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