If you’ve read the blog, you know that I’m a minister, and I am not ashamed of that in any way. In fact, I feel privileged to be called to such a special role. So, obviously, my blog often has a spiritual point which goes beyond the initial level of being positive, uplifting, encouraging and motivating.
Then there are nights like this when I’ve just gotta get my preach on. Sometimes truth is just so good to me that I have to share it with someone. Tonight… its you.
I kept dwelling on that quote I posted yesterday. PR31 had said it, and it just rang true in my heart as something I needed to meditate on. So it’s been rolling around in my head and heart since last night, and a little more has come to me…
1) Praise today like the victory came yesterday. In other words, if God had done something amazing for you yesterday, you wouldn’t have any problem thanking Him today for it. And you wouldn’t think anything of telling others how good He’s been to you. Well, go ahead. What’s stopping you? Oh, the miracle hasn’t happened yet? Well, don’t let that stop you. God has done tons of other great things for you already. Begin thanking Him for those, and just slip right on over into thanking Him for that miracle you need right now… that answer you need right now… that job you need right now… that healing you need right now… that provision you need right now… that favor with your boss, or spouse, or neighbor you need right now. Thank Him as if He’s already done it. That stirs up your faith and belief that He will come through for you.
(C’mon, somebody! I told you I was gonna preach.)
2) Pray today like the victory is coming today. When you ask God to come through for you, believe He is going to do it… today. Don’t make your prayer so weak and ineffective that you are only asking God to eventually come through for you. That lacks the faith which puts a smile on God’s face when we ask Him for something. It’s like we don’t really expect Him to do it for us. Believe for things to turn around at school… today! Believe for things to turn around with your health… today! Believe for things to turn around at work… today! Believe for things to turn around in that relationship… today! If you’re going to ask God for something that only He can do, then why not go the rest of the way and believe Him to do it today?
3) Prepare today like the victory is coming tomorrow. Plenty of times in Scripture, God told His people to get ready because He was going to bless them or give them victory the next day. You know, when we have something big we need to do the next day, we know that we are down to the wire and have to get everything in place so that we are ready for it. In the same way, when we praise God for a victory like it already happened… and pray like He’s giving us the victory today… we had better prepare today like the victory is coming tomorrow. If you knew that tomorrow you’d be healed… or promoted… or recognized… or forgiven… or provided with all the money you need… what would you need to do today to be ready for that? Well, what’s stopping you? Get after it!
Listen, God wants to bless you. He wants you to be a part of His family… a child of the King… royalty. Accept that. Accept Him. And then praise, pray & prepare each day!