Work it Out…Spiritually
Mark 4:30-32 Jesus said, “How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it? It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of all garden plant; it grows long branches, and birds can make nests in its shade.”
Although physical exercise is important as it helps prevent many chronic diseases, we’re going to be talking about spiritual exercise. Exercising your faith that is. As we start our walk with God, our faith in Him may not be the strongest yet. The thing is, God can use a lack, shortfall, or deficiency in your life to strengthen your faith. That lack in your life is an opportunity for the muscle of faith to work out and become stronger. We need to become strong enough to carry the blessing that God wants to bring in our life.
The shortage should bring you to a whole new level of prayer and closeness with God as you start to believe His words over your life. You will start to praise Him for His words of deliverance, healing, victory, and protection before it even happens. This is faith. If you are waiting for God to provide you with what you asked for first before you walk out in faith, then you may never get what you asked for. God is waiting for you to walk out in faith first and believe what His word says before He gives you what you’ve been asking for. Let’s look at Abraham for example, the father of faith.
Hebrews 11:17-18 It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice when God was testing him. Abraham, who had received God’s promises, was ready to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, even though God had told him, “Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted."
Abraham did not ask any questions and did what the Lord told him to. It was through Abraham that God fulfilled the promise of many descendants because of his faith and obedience. As we continue to exercise our faith, we will begin to see the evidence it will produce.