The Same Day
Many years back when I was staying at the hotel, I was completely aching for relief to cover my needs. I remember that God was encouraging me to touch my faith to His miracle power but using my imagination.
He kept showing me this sign that said, “Same Day” and He was showing me that I could see the miracle happen that same day. I accepted the challenge of faith because I was desperate for relief.
I spent hours that day imagining my hopes coming true and getting the financial relief that I was longing to have. Around 5 o’clock hour in the afternoon, a miracle happened–the same day.
I was instantly approved for a grant for my ministry and that same day I received ten thousand dollars in my account. I went from tasting the bitterness of lemons to the sweetness of birthday cake–all on the same day.
I remember how much relief I felt. It was like I was dying of thirst and then dunked into an ocean of pure water. I remember crying my eyes out, because it felt so good to not have to worry about money for a long while.
It was the best feeling because it was a feeling of relief from pain. Being strapped and unable to change a painful situation is horrible. However, that day taught me that we can always change things in a moment–when we apply our faith.
It is always a choice. We can choose to concentrate our energy on faith or on the pain and fear and problems. What we focus on is what expands our life too. That is why it is so important to use all of your senses as a vessel to trust and believe that God can instantly move mountains–no matter how big they are.
It backfires if we pray for one thing and then keep imagining, thinking, and feeling something bad happening. We have to bring all of ourselves–in thought, speech, feeling, and imagination–into unison with the request or the desired outcome from faith. Otherwise, we end up just getting kicked around by the waves of warfare and never really reach the destination that we seek.
“If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open” 1 James 1:6-8 The Message
Trust in God and His ever-present love to move on our behalf is the largest form of worship too. It is a worship that goes beyond words and steps right into His miraculous love to do above and beyond all we can hope, dream, or imagine. It means to really believe that He loves us more than we even know.
Lots of love to you and thanks for reading!