Thursday, July 2, 2009

Seek God first

Abraham’s break through started from his point of need (i.e. he had no child) and so he went to God about that particular issue. In our walk with God, circumstances around us will create pocket of needs within our lives and God wants to use those things as a starting point.

The bible says blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5). Meek people are people that depend on God for instructions on any given thing. Moses got to the point where he was the meekest man on the surface of the earth. This is to show that he was not someone that behaved like he knew it all. These are people that said to God I do not know how to go in or out like Solomon said in 1kings 3:7. These people had to get instructions from God for them to go ahead and do what they had to. Thus, the starting point for them was that they went to God in prayer concerning the issues they were facing.

Therefore, wherever you are, whatever the issue you are facing the starting point is that you go up to God and tell Him the matter you are facing. You have started the process of walking in Abraham’s faith by going to God first in prayer. When you do not talk to God about issues it means you have rejected his lordship. You say there is a crisis, but instead of talking to God you talk to the government or people. That is the mistake people make whenever they are confronted with a particular issue. Abraham went to God first, thereby showing us that it all starts out by you seeking God first. The Bible says that whoever cometh without faith has probably come not to please God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him (Heb 11:6). Therefore when you have a situation on hand you have to understand that you must tell God about it first before letting anyone know about it.

For example if you have a church with a small congregation. Do not go out to talk to people about it, instead talk to God to give you instructions on what to do to have a larger congregation. If you are having issues with your spouse, do not talk to him/her instead talk to God for proper direction on what to do and from the Abrahamic covenant He tells you what to do.

Do not rush in making your decisions, always go to God first. People pray without them getting any promise from God, then they wait to see what God will do on the outside. They are getting it all wrong because that is not the faith or step of the Abrahamic faith. Abraham didn’t pray and check the environment or Sarah’s womb, this because that is not how it works... Pastor Poju Oyemade

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