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Friday, July 22, 2016

Think About It

He’ll Do It Again
by Pastor B.J. Knefley

A number of years ago I heard a song entitled “He’ll Do It Again”. I don’t remember who recorded it but it was one that gave me much hope during a difficult time of life. The song itself talked about the provisions of God in the life of many of the Bible characters. People like Moses, Daniel, Shadrack and others. The idea was that if he could do a miracle then, he could do it again. Sometimes we just need to be reminded of this truth.

Please understand that I am also a realist. Although I believe in miracles, I also know that sometimes they’re just not there. People die; get sick, loose jobs and many other things. Even Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died on the cross, a slow and hideous death, but he didn’t loose. Instead he conquered death and became victorious over it. And that’s the point, it’s not what happens or is happening, it’s what is done with it.

There is a book in the Bible called Hebrews. Chapter 11 is considered the chapter of faith and it describes the many who saw God do it again time and time again. But it doesn’t stop there as it also describes those who suffered and saw the suffering of others. It tells the real story of how some, even thought they believed, still suffered. So what’s the point you may be asking? If God can do it again, why doesn’t He? And what’s the point of believing it you’re just going to fail anyway?

Although faith has a lot to do with what’s going on in the moment, it actually has more to do with the future. Faith doesn’t mean that you’ll be rescued in this moment, nor does it mean you’ll be rescued at all; it’s about where you have your trust. In other words, faith is in God’s abilities regardless of the outcome. Faith knows that in the end, He has only our good in mind. So even if I’m suffering, I can trust that even in that, He has a plan. The writer of Hebrews stated, “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6). Are you really seeking? Think about it.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Amen Bernie, gives me something to really think about, Am I sincerely seeking Him, I'm sure I could do better, Thanks Bernie