KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 11:22 KJV” But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee”.
After Martha failed to express the right reception of the Lord, she quickly switched over to declare a very positive statement of faith. Our words show our persuasions. She said I know that God will do whatever you ask him. She expressed her knowledge of the Lord. The Bible said Mary and Martha have been friends of the master. They had known His doctrine, His acts, and works. These ladies have heard the master, teach in their homes, and go out with Him on some of His preaching trips, as one of His disciples. Her reaction was a cumulative result of all these contacts with the master. In effect, she had built a solid foundation of contacts with the master.
How much do you know the master? How much time have you committed to searching and studying about Him? Have you acted on His word to know His acts and works? Your ability to stand and make positive faith in Jesus does not come by chance. It comes as a result of continuous, consistent dedication to Christ and His ways. Give attention to the word of God. Fill your heart with the word of God. Be like Mary and Martha who spent quality time with the master.
Some avenues to receive His word
1. The gathering of the saints in church or other fellowship times
2. Personal reading or studying of the bible
3. Listening to audio messages
4. Times of prayer and fasting. Jude 1:20
5. Daily confessions of the word
6. Acting on the word of God
If you would diligently do these things, your heart will always be ready to conquer whatever may come your way.
Thank you, father, for your word. A visit with your word is a visit with you. My faith is strengthened as I give attention to study your word and practice what it teaches. I am lifted above every challenge or opposition that comes my way
Prov 4:20 KJV My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
1Ti 4:15 KJV” Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.”