Where there’s a Word there’s a Way
Have you ever been in a worship service and heard something that “explained everything?” I heard a preacher say, “When God speaks something to you, it’s too big for your mind to concieve. Just recieve it into your heart as a seed. And the force of your faith in the Word of God will cause circumstances to line up and bring to pass the things that God has said.”
The simplicity of that directive amazed me. It was so full of revelation that God is still confirming it for me. He reminded me of Jesus teaching kingdom being like a man who plants seed in the ground and doesn’t know how is grows. He sleeps and wakes and sleeps again until he recieves the harvest of what he planted. He reminded me of Mary accepting the seemingly impossible words of Gabriel when he annouced that she would give birth to a son. Then I was reminded that everything we see was created by things we don’t see. Reassuring me that the invisible force of faith is creating my God-ordered future.
A few nights ago I woke at about 4 a.m. and heard very clearly in my heart, “Where there’s a Word there’s a Way.”
This is a very different statement from what I’m acustomed to “where there’s a will…” I’ve wanted some stuff pretty badly and never seriously looked for a way to get it assuming there just wasn’t a way. But for a follower of Christ, a Word or promise from God is much more powerful than any strong desire. That Word, mixed with my faith in it, will create a way!-prompting me to look for it and take it when it appears.
The next time your faith is challenged with something larger than your mind, think about Abraham standing in the dessert and looking up at the sky as God Himself promised Him innumerabe offsping. Or better yet, stand in your own backyard and look at the moon and think about how for 1000’s of years man stood on the earth and looked at the moon, daring to imagine that one day he would walk on something so far away. The things that are impossible with man are possible with God, because where there’s a Word….