“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”
What do you believe God for? Do you have faith that He can do it? In my opinion, many people say, “I have faith that God can do all things” but do they really? It’s easy for a person to say they have faith in the Lord when everything is going well or when one believes God for very little. I believe God is calling His people to a new level and that new level requires a new level of faith – radical faith. Do you believe God is more than able to separate a body of water just as He did for Moses for YOU? Do you believe God can hold the sun still and make the moon stop for 24 hours just for YOU? Do you believe God can stop rain from falling for 3 and a half years just for YOU?
When the Hebrew writer said, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8), I believe he wanted nothing more than to stretch the mind of the reader to believe that the God that performed such amazing miracles in the Old Testament is able to do those same things today and exceedingly more. I pray as you are reading this you are hearing my heart! Once again, we need to have the type of faith that believes God for radical things, even if it goes against nature. Who would think to pray and ask the Lord to hold rain for 3 and a half years? I know I wouldn’t have thought such a thing because rain is just something that happens. Why would God hold up rain for me? But He did for Elijah.
The A clause of 2 Chronicles 16:9 says, 9 For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. I pray even now, that as you are reading this God is strengthening your heart to believe him for the impossible! The latter part of James 4:2 says, You do not have because you do not ask God. That’s why I’m praying for you, I’m praying that God strengthens your heart, to believe Him for the impossible, so you can ASK for the impossible! If you’re not asking you’re not receiving! If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. ( Matthew 21:22)This means you can pray for a mountain in your life to be moved and if you pray and believe it, that mountain will be moved. This also means that as Elijah did, if you pray earnestly that it wouldn’t rain, if it pleases God, He will do it. God seeks to show himself. God searches the whole earth looking to show his magnificence and great power to those who earnestly seeks Him.
So now the question is, “Will you believe Him today for something RADICAL?”