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Believe and Receive


If you’ve followed my blog, then you know that I am a believer and follower of Christ. I believe that God wants to see His children live prosperous lives. I do believe that it’s more than “name it and claim it”. Followers of that style of teaching will miss the true blessings of God. He’s not a genie in a bottle, waiting to give us whatever our minds can imagine, even if it’s contrary to His Word. Nope. But He does want us to prosper and live healthy, wealthy, and abundant lives.

The Hebrew word for “prosperity” is shalown or shalom, and it’s meaning includes safety, welfare, health, prosperity, peace, and rest.

Proverbs 10:22 – The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.(KJV)

Psalms 35:27 – Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. (KJV)

It is with this understanding that I share the message of this particular blog. I have been believing God for manifested healing in my body and in a particularly trying moment, I told God I didn’t have the strength to believe anymore. I asked him to help my unbelief. And I could ask Him to help my unbelief, because the Bible says I can.

Mark 9:21-24 –
21 – Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered.
22 – “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
23 – “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
24 – Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

I wanted Him to believe for me and just take the pain away. He didn’t. But He gave me something better. He sent me to YouTube teachings on faith and healing by Kenneth Hagin. Kenneth Hagin dealt with a life threatening illness when he was a teenager. The doctors didn’t think he’d make it. But he got his grandmother’s Bible and was led by the Spirit to read Mark 11:22-24. He stood on these scriptures and his body was healed. When he finally closed his eyes for the last time, he was 86 and lived a long and full life. What fascinated me about the scriptures he stood on for healing were that they didn’t expressly mention healing. They are scriptures of faith. In the preceding scriptures, we learn that Jesus had walked over to a fig tree, expecting to eat figs, but the tree had none. Jesus cursed the tree. The next morning, as Jesus and His disciples walked past the tree, they saw that it had dried up from the roots and was dead. Peter mentioned it and Jesus said, “have faith in God.” He goes on to say that whoever speaks to their mountains and tells their mountains to be cast into the sea and not doubt but believe that was he says will happen, then he will have whatever he says. Verse 24 says, “… whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you and you will [get it].” Of course , we can’t expect things that are against God’s Word, so it’s important for us to know His Word. But His Word is very clear about healing. God wants us well. So, back to my issue, I latched onto these scriptures. I noticed that the fig tree was dead immediately, but the manifestation didn’t happen until the following morning. Sometimes our healing will take time. We Don’t see it immediately. But that doesn’t mean we weren’t immediately healed. Don’t lose faith while your eyes are telling you one thing and God’s Word has told you something else. Don’t speak against what you desire, just because you can’t see it yet. We walk by faith and not by sight. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. once you see it, you’re into manifestation. If you’re having trouble holding onto the promises of God, the ask Him to help your unbelief. He will. Because He loves you. Personalize Mark 11:23-24. Understand that it applies to any mountain in your life. Our job is to believe the Word. God’s job is to make it happen so we can receive what we’re believing. Pray. Ask Him to shed your own revelation on these scriptures. He’ll do it because He loves you.

Be Blessed and Have a Fantastic Day!

Monica

– I am not a preacher, teacher, or evangelist. I am just a woman who has a heart for God.

Seek Wisdom First

British Columbia

Proverbs 8 is a beautiful passage of scripture that extols the value of wisdom. It’s most exquisite when read in the amplified version.

Many of us spend our daily lives doing things to earn a living. We work. We hustle. We grind. Whether for ourselves or for a company. And we should work. Hustle. Grind. Whatever label you want to give it. We should do what we need to do to make a living and provide for ourselves and for our families.

But Proverbs 8 gave me pause. I had to ask myself if I was barreling forward in my endeavors based on what I thought was best for me, or if I was moving in the Will of God. I invite you to read the entire chapter, but I’m going to share some of the highlights for me as I did my personal study.

v. 10 – Receive my (Wisdom) instruction in preference to [striving for] silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold.
v. 11 – For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
v. 17 – I (Wisdom) love those who love me and those who seek me early and diligently shall find me.
v. 18 – Riches and honor are with me (Wisdom), enduring wealth and righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation, and right standing with God).
v. 19 – My (Wisdom) fruit is better than gold, yes, than refined gold, and my increase than choice silver.

v. 34 – Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who listens to me (Wisdom), watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
v. 35 – For whoever finds me (Wisdom) finds life and draws forth and obtains favor from the Lord.
v. 36 – But he who misses me (Wisdom) or sins against me wrongs and injures himself; all who hate me love and court death.

The message here is simple, and yet, extremely powerful. Seek. Wisdom. First.
– Before applying for a job. Seek Wisdom first.
– Before accepting a new opportunity. Seek Wisdom first.
– Before accepting that marriage proposal. Seek Wisdom first.
– Before deciding which home to buy or apartment to rent. Seek Wisdom first.
– Before deciding which school to attend. Seek Wisdom first.
– If you want to be blessed beyond measure. Seek Wisdom first.
– If you want to make wise and thoughtful choices. Seek Wisdom first.
– If you want riches and honor. Seek Wisdom first.
– If you want enduring (and not fleeting) wealth & righteousness. Seek Wisdom first.

I pray that the words in the Word resonate with you as they did with me. And that, as you go about your daily living, you are seeking wisdom in all your decisions and choices.

 

Be Blessed and Have a Fantastic Day!

Monica

I am not a paster, minister, teacher, evangelist, etc. I am just a woman who has a heart for God.