KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 11:30 KJV” Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.”
Faith is always at rest Heb 4:3 KJV “For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.” Faith is never in haste. The Lord had come to raise Lazarus, who was already four days in the grave. Martha met Him, yet, he had all the time to calmly discuss with her. Lazarus was getting rotten but that was not a problem for him. True Faith will not consider what the natural limitations may be revealing. It rests in the reliability of God.
What was Jesus’ secret of staying very calm and never got agitated in spirit because of the rotten condition? His secret was His devotion to the Father and a knowledge of what the Father has instructed Him. John 5:30 KJV “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me”. Jesus had grown in the operation of the Spirit. He knew what was going to happen, as well as what to do. It was not guesswork, nor a trial-and-error business.
Confidence in God is developed through consistent acting on the word of God. Acting on the word is a vital part of mind renewal. Rom 12:2 KJV” And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” As a result of renewing the mind, one does not act as a normal human In the face of clear impossibility. He was very relaxed. Every child of God must endeavour to always act in obedience to the word of God. This will instill in you the confidence to stay put to what the word says.
God’s word is the tool that transforms us to what He wants us to be. I feed my heart with the word and I act always in line with it. I am therefore always in the position to naturally do what the word expects of me. I overcome difficult challenges and win always.
THOUGHT: DOING THE WORD TRANSFORMS OUR HUMAN WEAKNESS
Eze 2:2 KJV “And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.”
Jas 1:25 KJV “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”