DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE part 2
You’ve got to know that God is a good God and that He is a God who loves you and He loves you all the time. God loves you all the time. He’s on your side all the time. He’s not on your side only when you do what’s good or what’s right in His sight. He’s not on your side only when, you know, you’re walking in obedience to His Word.
He’s on your side even when you are not obedient to the Word of God. He’s on your side even when you miss the mark. He’s on your side even when you don’t pray. He’s on your side even when you fail to carry out His Word in the way He told you to do. He’s still on your side. God doesn’t swap sides. He’s not like men. He don’t love you based on conditions. He doesn’t deal with you based on your performance. His love for you doesn’t fluctuate based on how you behave. No, His love for you is constant and consistent no matter how you behave, no matter how you act. Even on your ugliest days, even when you blow it royally, God says, I still love you.
We are going to continue talking about developing confidence in the love of God. You are the object of God’s affection. You are God’s beloved, the object of God’s affection. Good things happen to you when you believe that God loves you. I want to show you tonight that good things will happen in your life, good things will begin to take place for you when you believe that God loves you, when you develop confidence in God’s love for you. But I really believe that religion tries to get us, tries to convince us that God is behind the mayhem and all of the turbulence and all of the trials and all of the negative things that are happening in our life because, see, here is what the devil does, he uses religion to get you and me to doubt God’s love for us.
You know, the moment something happens negative, we lose a job or, you know, you go to the doctor and get a bad report or, you know, you go through a negative experience in a relationship or, you know, you lose a house or your car goes back or your child gets sick or someone in your family lies or, you know, something negative. When something negative happens, the devil wants to get you and me to doubt the love of God. He wants us to start doubting that God is really for us, that God is on our side, because he’ll say, Well, if God really loved you then He wouldn’t have allowed you to lose your house. If God really cared about you, then why did He allow your child to die? If God was really on your side, then why did He allow you to lose your home or lose your car or cause you to lose your job? See, the enemy is always working with religion to try to get us to doubt the love of God. When negative things happen.
Let me tell you something, God is not the reason for the negative things in our life. God is not behind the sickness trying to teach you a lesson. God is not the one behind the negative things. He’s not the one stealing, killing and destroying.
The Bible said that there’s somebody called Satan the thief who comes to steal, kill and destroy. See, you got to know and I have to know that God loves us, and that He loves us unconditionally, and that because He loves us He’s forgiven us of all of our sins, past present and future sin. See, when you really get a revelation that your sins are forgiven, when you really get a revelation that God loves you, it will affect your confidence, it will affect your faith, it will affect your trust, it will affect the way you relate to God, it will affect how you relate to God. You will no longer see God as your enemy. You will begin to see God as your solution.
The 2 Things That Qualify You Receive Your Miracle
How many of you ever made a mess and you saw God step in in spite of your mess and bless you and you know you didn’t deserve it?
So we say, Well, will God really bless me, will He really make a way for me when I was the one who made the mistake? Throughout this message series my objective and my goal is to get us to focus our minds on two very important points, and those of you who are taking notes I want you to write these points down because these are two very important points, two very important points that I want to focus our minds upon. Number 1 is God is and always will be a miracle worker. God is and always will be a miracle worker. God is in the miracle working business. In fact, I want to tell you He is a miracle maker. Number 2, I want our minds to focus upon this fact: God can and will perform the miracle you need. Say it out loud, God can and God will perform the miracle that I need. Regardless of who you are, what you have done, where you may have been or how great your need, the one thing that qualifies you for a miracle is the fact that you have a need. If you have a need, then you are a candidate for a miracle.
If you have a situation that cannot be changed by human operation or by human means, then you are a candidate for a miracle. I dare anything in your life, is there anything in your life that you can think of right now that you know if God doesn’t do it, it can’t be done? If God doesn’t step in, if God doesn’t change it, if God doesn’t work it out, if God doesn’t fix it, come on somebody. I don’t know if you’ve ever been between a rock and a hard place, I don’t know if you’ve ever had any Red Seas in front of you, amen, and mountains on either side of you and fellow chasing behind you and you say, I don’t know what I’m going to do, Lord, I don’t know how I’m going to make it, I don’t know what I’m going to do in this situation, but I believe that you will. Come on, do I have anybody in here? Look at somebody and say, God will. He will and He can perform the miracle you need. Now, God wants you and me to live in a new rhythm, I believe this and this is what the Holy Spirit spoke to me when I was preparing for this series. He said, prepare the people that I am preparing them to live in a new rhythm of miracles. Listen, He said, I want living in the realm of the miraculous to become a way of life. I don’t want miracles to be an event, I want them to be a lifestyle. In other words God said, I want miracles to become a natural occurrence in your life.
HOW TO RECEIVE THE MIRACLE YOU NEED
How to Receive The Miracle You Need
Ready to get into the Word of God? If you have your Bibles, I want you to turn with me to the book of St. Mark, the 4th chapter. Today I want to speak to you from this subject matter: How to receive the miracle that you need.
How many of you have ever found yourself in a place in life where you needed a miracle? You needed God to intervene, you needed God to do something supernatural in your life.
Now, I realize that it is hard for people to relate to miracles. Miracles seem out of reach for a lot of people, miracles seem unobtainable, and it is not so much I believe a matter of believing God is able to perform miracles as much as it is that oftentimes people feel that they do not have faith to reach God and to believe for a miracle in their own lives. Most of the time we don’t question if God can; the question becomes, will God do it for me.
I know He can, He is God, He can do anything but fail, but will He do it for me? You may not even have a clear understanding of what a miracle really is. You may be wondering can I really expect God to reach out to me right where I am regardless of the mess I’ve made out of my life, because the truth of the matter is certain times we find ourselves in situations not because of Satan or some type of satanic attack, but sometimes we find ourselves in the midst of messy situations because of the decisions we’ve made. How many know that there are times where we make a mess of things? And in spite of your messes, understand that God by His grace will even cause your mistakes to prosper.