The lost are found
The blind will see
The lame will walk
The dead will live
And You are God
Forever You will reign
These lyrics were sung during a service one time and I wondered how many people singing them believed it. Do we believe that the lost will be found? Do we believe the blind will see? Do we believe the lame will walk and the dead will live? Do we believe it?! The Lord is calling us to be a generation of radicals... We are called to be a generation of radical faith.
Rick Warren says "Faith is thanking God in advance." When you pray, are you praying with a single ounce of doubt? In Mark 11:24 Jesus says, "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." Let's be a generation that prays IN faith! Thank God for finding the lost, thank God for healing the blind and the lame, thank God for raising the dead and bringing life to them, and thank God for always reigning. We must believe His promises and His character, with everything in us! God's Word does not fall to the ground or return void, it ACCOMPLISHES. "so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11) Rest in the promises of God and believe them. Believe that He is good and that He loves you.
Do you know how much He loves you?
When you despised, beat, rejected, and killed Him...THAT is when He died for you! (Romans 5:8)
Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
His love for you does not change, it is the same always.
Do you believe that He will bring everything He started in you into completion? (Philippians 1:6).
Do you believe that He has a purpose for you and that it is good? (Jeremiah 29:11).
Do you believe He wants to grant you the desires of your heart? (Psalm 37:4).
Do you believe that He hears you when you pray? (Psalm 18:6)
Do you believe you can do the impossible with God? (Psalm 18:29, Mark 10:27)
The first step in carrying the hope of Jesus Christ into a broken world and telling people about Him is by believing Him and receiving Him first ourselves. Our testimony will be much more powerful if we live and walk in these promises and truths. The better we know God, the better we will be able to tell others about Him. How thankful are you that we have the Bible to tell us about God? How thankful are you that we have Jesus Christ, who made the invisible God visible! (Colossians 1:15). Press in to God's Word, daily, continually...seek His presence and His strength everyday (1 Chronicles 16:11). That is how we mobilize ourselves to be a generation going into the world to spread the hope, love, and salvation of Jesus Christ.