By Marni Montanez
Lately I have been thinking about all God does in our lives It’s more than I can write here, and then I started wondering what our responsibility is as Christians? What is our role? Obviously we are not supposed to just sit and wait for God to move us and since He gives us free will, He is not going to force us to obey or believe. So I started praying about it and realized there is much we do. God gives us very specific instructions in His word. Because there are several scriptures that give us a roadmap of instruction on our walk with God I thought I would take a verse a week and expound on it for better understanding of our role.
John 6:29 New King James Version (NKJV)
29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God that you believe in Him whom He sent.”
God asks us to believe. Very simple..............But why is it so difficult to do. There is a part of us that tends to look at our situation with our physical eyes. There are times when we are praying for others, and we want to "see" the breakthrough. We want tangible proof of God moving in our lives. But that is where "just believe" comes in. We can't see God but our spirits bare witness of His existence. We cannot see the workings of God when He is secretly weaving together a beautiful tapestry, just as we cannot see a baby being formed in the mother's womb. yet we know this is happening. God's secret workings in our life are more real than what we see in the physical world. We are called "BELIEVERS" because our spirit eyes should be developed in such a way that causes us to recognize the truth and see beyond the physical realm. Our reality is hope and faith.
The God we believe in does not stand idly by as everything tumbles down around us. He is always working on our behalf making divine appointments, connecting us with people or setting up situations that bring us to where we need to be. He purges, heals and prospers us. And all we have to do is believe with our hearts. Just knowing God is working all things out and that He is definitely in control and has the answer can bring us to a place of quiet and peace. Believing is to fight the waves of doubt that come against us and maintain an attitude of gratitude. God loves to surprise us and when all pieces are in place in the spirit, it then manifests into the physical realm where we can see with our earthly eyes.
My challenge to you this week is:
Practice seeing with a heart of knowing and not with your physical eyes
The purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.