I’m dealing with ALOT right now but the point of this post is not the DEFICIT of ALOT but rather a surplus available to us. If you find yourself in the same place right now, I pray this is an encouragement to you.
As I was driving home the other day after getting bad news, adding to the seemingly insurmountable pack of lies the devil is trying to dish out, I looked up and saw this in the the sky.
To me, as a person of prayer, I see an “anvil”, that the smith uses to forge. [We read about the smith in Isaiah 54:16, which is the one of the most foundational passages of my prayer life, thanks to my pastor.]
The moment my eyes fell upon it, I heard, “make it”.
I was reminded that the answer to every thing I “need”… the TRUTH that has dominion over every lie… can be “made” in prayer.
And then today, as I was pondering it, I was reminded of Jesus saying on several occasions, “Your faith has made you well.”
Do you see that? There is great emphasis to me in YOUR FAITH HAS MADE…
Three things stand out….
1. I have to OWN faith in God.
2. Faith is believing and speaking. Faith is communication with our heart, mind and mouth. It’s the CREATIVE FORCE entirely INVESTED in the CREATOR.
3. “Made” is the past tense of the action called “make”. It follows directly on the heels of communication with God.
And the thing is… we think faith is creating WHAT we need, when truly it creates WHO we are. Because the pack of lies aren’t on assignment to us because the devil wants WHAT we “have” in terms of material things. No. He wants WHO we are in relation to God, our Father.
Jesus said, “Your faith has made YOU…”
So, today, I’m putting myself on the anvil in prayer.