When God Doesn't Answer
Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It comes in writing, and sometimes it comes when He speaks in your spirit. But when He does, never will it not align with what He spoke in writing… Here’s what I heard Him say four days ago (to the best of my discernment). “Don’t go from faith to foolish.” I’ve never heard that before, and I asked him, God what is that? And He told me (again, to the best of my discernment) – He said “Believing God for one thing, but neglecting other things.” I was reminded of the time that God said, when you come with your offering to the altar, but there remember that you have aught against your brother (something between you). Leave your gift at the altar, first go be reconciled with your brother, then bring your gift to God. In other words, don’t ask God and believe He will answer you – when you’ve neglected what He told you. I know of people who asked and believed God for a Cadillac or a bigger house, and they got up in church and praised God for a good interest rate. God doesn’t give you a better interest rate. That comes from the other guy, to get you enslaved. God said do not strike hands in pledge, He said His people will lend and not borrow. Why do people borrow? Because they want to buy something God has not provided the money for yet. God isn’t going to lead you into a curse, the only debt He wants for you is the continuing debt to love one another. Its very easy to think something is God, when it’s not Him, it just seems to you like it’s Him. Here is perhaps one way you could go from faith to foolish. Believing God - to - Believing God for. A subtle transition, tricky, and easy to cross over. Do you believe God? Or do you believe God for? Believe God – means – you believe what He promised, you believe that He has a plan for you, you believe that His plan is best, you believe that His way of doing it is best, and you believe that His timing is best. You believe in Him (that He will reveal His plan, His way in His time – and in the meantime you keep your hand to the plow, do what He called you to do as a husband and father, or wife and mother – (or a young person preparing for the future) until He reveals that plan. That’s Believing God… However, Believing God for means you believe God for the plan you hope for, at the time you believed God for. Where in scripture does God work that way? God promised Abraham a son when He was seventy-five, and Abraham believed God, and it was counted to Him as righteousness - the Bible says that. And then he believed God for a son by age eighty. It didn’t happen, so He believed God for a son by age 81, it didn’t happen… (OK, nowhere in the Bible did it say that Abraham believed God for a son by age eighty. But He might have… why do you say that? Since it didn’t happen how He believed God it would, he slept with his wife’s servant girl – to help God with His plan. If something doesn’t happen like you believed God for – you do something else. If you believe God for something specific and a certain time, and it doesn’t happen, you are now at a crisis of faith. Is God not faithful? Did He not keep his promise? Be careful or you might fall for the ole ‘servant girl’ ploy. It never ends well. So what about you? Are you believing God for something – that you saw or hoped for – that He would do it that way? Are you believing God for something at a certain time? Does God not fulfill His promise? (No, that’s not what God promised, that’s just what you believed God for). If you believe God for healing, that’s what He promised. If you believe God for chocolate cake, by the end of the day, you might be disappointed, and if you’re surfing the web for chocolate cake recipes – you are misguided. The time you spend doing it, you could have been doing what God planned for you to do today… You got caught up believing God for, instead of believing God. Praying that you won’t go from faith to foolish. And pray for me too. It’s easy to fall into. So how do you guard against it? Seek Godly counsel (from believers, and obeyers, not doubters) but also – know what God has called you to do in the meantime, and get busy doing it. Praying that you would be fully obeying in this season, and believing God that He will fulfill His promise, in His way, at the absolute best time! That’s part of what makes it so awesome!
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!