I totally understand what you mean, you couldn’t find a quotable verse from the bible that addresses your situation, right? Well, that’s not a problem at all.
If you’d recall my counsel yesterday, I mentioned that you can also build faith by understanding God’s character in His relationship with people. If He pathed the sea for Moses just to ensure progress, then you should know that it’s in His character to make a way where there seem to be no way. And whether you quote a scripture or you reference the character of God in prayer, the effect will be the same.
Phillipians 4:19 says that God will supply all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, that’s easily quotable. But if all I understand is how God supplied manna for the children of Isreal in the wilderness for 40 years, then that character can equally build faith in my heart.
Isaiah 34:16 says, “Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them”. That means there’s no situation you may be going through that hasn’t been captured in a simple scripture or in someone’s relationship with God. If you can’t find a scripture to quote, you’d find His character in that area. All earthly situations has a scriptural solution.
As a young believer, I was really worried about committing fornication because of the society were I was. I tried to look for scriptures I could shield my self with, but the ones I found were not so convicting. So one day while I was reading my Bible, I read that God didn’t allow King Abimelech sleep with Abraham’s wife because He knew that King Abimelech would not do it if He knew the truth. The moment I read that, my faith got fired up, “So God can restrain me”. It was so strong that the worry ceased immediately.
Truthfully, most Christians are used to quoting verses in the face of a situation. The good news is, we can also reference God’s character in the face of a situation. I didn’t quote any scripture, neither was that experience quotable, yet faith was stirred up in my heart.
Let me talk about knowing God for a bit. As a Christian, your weakness and lack of result is traceable to the things you do not know about your God. Daniel 11:32 says, “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits”. Blame the devil all you want, or even your uncle in the village, but the scripture is conclusive on this, if you don’t know God, you’d not only be weak, you’d also be void of plausible results.
In Hosea 4:6, God saw all the wickedness that this world has been inflicting on you, He probably saw how much your family tried to sabotage your destiny, but He concluded that despite all of that, “my people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge”.
It’s one thing to be a Christian and another thing to know God. Being a Christian grants you access to inheritances of the kingdom, but you’d agree with me that there are children who command exploits even before their inheritances are given to them. Many of them don’t even need their inheritances; their father had taught them so much – growing up, that they didn’t see a need to struggle for inheritances. As much as God wants to give us our inheritances, He’s looking out for those who would be strong and do exploits.
You can sincerely know God by His character. The bible may not be all of God’s word, but it contains God’s character that is sufficient to walk in the full knowledge of Him. In the Bible, you’d find how God resolves marital conflicts, financial challenges, career crisis, and even health issues.
If God healed the sick in the Bible, then it means it’s in His character to heal the sick. Knowing that about God means that you don’t need to ask Him if He can heal the sick, you should know He’d heal the sick.
Perhaps you’re wondering if He’d heal a sickness or disease that is very complex. Yes, He will! The bible says Jesus healed all manner of sicknesses and diseases. This also means that the name or nature of the predicament should not startle you, God will heal you.
In the early parts of the old testament, they didn’t have access to the bible as we do today. They only had the privilege to follow men as those men followed God. Elisha knew the character of God just by following Elijah. When the mantle was passed to Elisha, his first challenge was to overcome the Jordan river. While he was at it, I perceive that he had a recap on the wonders that God had wrought through the hand of Elijah and concluded that God could path the river. Once he had reached that point of conviction, he smote the river – beckoning on the God of Elijah. You know the rest of the story, the river pathed.
Samuel understood the character of God by following Prophet Eli, and he turned out to be a great prophet. On the other hand, Saul didn’t really have someone to follow before he was anointed to be king. Prophet Samuel anointed him and gave him instructions at intervals, but that wasn’t enough to know God. You probably know Saul’s story, he failed. Honestly, your lack of positive results can be traceable to your not knowing God. Saul lost his throne to David – a man after God’s own heart. It’s amazing how knowing God can make you a commander of great results.
What do you know about God that can deliver you, your family, your friends, or even your organization from the challenges they may be going through? There has to be something you don’t know about God that is responsible for your limitations. David knew a God that can defeat beings that are mightier than Goliath, so he wasn’t afraid to face Goliath in battle.
A pastor in my church was working with an organization that was rapidly folding up; having observed how our church overcome challenges, he walked up to his boss and recommended that the entire organization should engage in fasting and prayer – because that is what his church does whenever they want to break through limitations. His boss and the entire organization agreed to fast for three days, and to their amazement, a company that had ramshackled experienced rejuvenation. Let me ask you again, what do you know about God that can help you break through limitations?
In my opinion, if you’ve been a Christian for five years and you’ve not read the entire Bible, then you’re probably the type of Christian who wants a quick verse to every challenge. If you read a chapter of the Bible daily, it would take only two and a half years to read all sixty-six books of the Bible. Which means you would have read it twice in the space of 5 years.
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Remain ever blessed, in Jesus precious name!