Scripture Reading For Today — Rom 4:17-21; Gen 1:1-3
I’d like to start off today’s meditation by asking you a simple question:
“And then, what…?”
The two scriptures that we are meditating on today, give us a good foundation to properly answer that question.
In the first one, Romans 4:17-21, the passage recounts the testimony of Abraham who had to take a stance of faith, to believe that God was both able
and faithful to keep the promise that He had made to him. But in addition to telling us what Abraham did, it also recounts what God does —
“He gives life to the dead and calls the things that be not, as though they were!”
God looked at childless Abram and called him Abraham, the father of many nations; He then looked at barren Sarai and called her Sarah —
“Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.
And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her.” Gen 17:15-16
God called them what they were meant to be; He declared them to be already who they were destined to be!
Calling the things that be not, as they were meant to be, their lives and situation eventually changed to agree with what God had declared concerning them!
In the second scripture, Gen 1:1-3; we see this inerrant nature of God manifesting again, right from the time of creation. The bible tells us the state
that the earth was in at the beginning of creation — a dark, formless void.
But God looked beyond that undesirable, miserable state, and declared instead what He wanted to see into manifestation — “Then God Said!” We see
this exact phrase repeated seven more times, as God used the words from His mouth to shape the nature of creation.
So, your life might be a mess right now; so your children, finances, career, ministry, marriage, business are not what or where you want them to be — and
Then God said!
Friend, it is time for you to begin to do as God did, to begin to say what God said; it is time for you to open your mouth and call those things that be
not in your life, as they ought to be!
Make a list of the things, situations, areas of your life / family where you want to see a change.
Make a list of the areas of this church / ministry where we are believing God to come through for us (Doors Of effective ministry to the community, Souls brought into the kingdom, Numerical growth, ministry facilities, finances, increased manifestation of God’s presence….)
Where the word of a king is, there is power! (Ecclesiastes 8:4)
Begin to speak the change that you want to see, and call those things not what they are or have been, but what God intends for them to be; what you are
believing God for them to be!
I pray that God will bring the changes and breakthroughs that you desire in your life, according to His good counsel and purpose concerning you, in the
precious Name of Jesus. Amen.
Pastor Wale Ola