In Position for God’s Promises 

Numbers 23:19 “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?”

My thoughts: Please do not let current circumstances dictate your perspective of God. God is not your earthly father. He is your Heavenly Father! God is not a man that He should lie. Satan is the father of lies. God is trustworthy! The devil cannot promise anything that is true. His lies will always appeal to our sinful nature. Without sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, we will confuse the lies of Satan for the truth of God. Remember, God does not appeal to our feelings. Don’t let the extent of your feelings interfere with the fullness of God’s promises in your life. Do not accuse God of lying because He does not give you what you want. God never promised to give us what we want. He promises to give His servants everything they need! It is important that we understand what God, our Father promises those who love Him. All of God’s promises are true, but not everyone is in position to experience them. God does not promise success and prosperity to people who live outside of His will. God loves us all, offers forgiveness to us all, and gives everyone equal opportunity to have a relationship with Him. However, God does not deal the same way with professing Christians as He does His faithful followers. Do not expect the promises and provision of God when you live a life that contradicts His Word! The promises of God without Biblical context fascinate the spiritual harlots. These halfhearted individuals say “I can live how I want! God will give me what I want”. Do not say “I’m holding onto His promises” if you are still consumed with lust for the world. If this is the case, you are really holding onto a false gospel inspired by the father of lies! God does not change His mind like we do. We do not have control over the ultimate verdict of God. All we can do is tap into His unconditional mercy and love through heartfelt prayer and intercession (I will expand on this truth in a future devotional). Do not accuse God of lying because He didn’t act when you expected Him to. Our expectations are not God’s limitations. His perfect plans and purposes are what matter most. He does not need our assistance in deciding a time or date. He is looking for people with willingness to participate in the beautiful adventure of complete surrender to His perfect plans! Today, let us remember His promises and position ourselves to receive them.

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