“Because You Thought”

Thought for Today: Because You Thought

There are some things that we do and say because of conscious, and sometimes unconscious, thoughts. I know this may sound harsh, but there are times in our lives where we consciously, and many times unconsciously, think that God is not with us.  

I say that because if Jesus was physically right there beside us, we would not say half the things that come out of our mouth. If Jesus was physically right there with us, we would not do half of the things that we do.  

If Jesus was physically right there with us, we would not treat people the way we treat them. One of the reasons why the body of Christ is not moving in the power of God like the Bible days is because many times we as believers consciously and unconsciously think that God is not with us.  

You have been wondering why you can’t overcome this or why you can’t stop doing that, and the Holy Spirit of God says to you, “It is because there are many times in your day when you consciously and many times unconsciously think that I am not right here with you.”  

I don’t know who I am talking to, but if you want to truly sense the presence of God in your life, you need to begin to make a conscious (be aware of, and responding to, one’s surroundings) decision that wherever you go, God goes.  

And you must understand this truth that God is not following you to make sure you live right. For the word of God says, “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold the tabernacle (the dwelling place) of God is with men (humanity) and He WILL DWELL WITH THEM, and they shall be His people and GOD HIMSELF shall be with them and be their GOD” (Revelation 21:3). 

Through the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ, God made a way so that you can be one with Him and He can be one with you. For the word of God says “But he (she) that is joined to the Lord is one Spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:17). 

I know there are going to be times in your life where you don’t feel like God is with you. But you cannot live this life by what you feel, you must live your life by what you know. And know this, Jesus himself said, “If a man (woman) loves me, he (she) will keep my words; and my Father will love him (her) AND WE WILL COME UNTO him (her) AND MAKE OUR ABODE WITH him (her)” (John 14:23).

Listen to me, if you want your life to change, stop thinking that God is not with you or God has to come to you in certain situations in your life. Every day you wake up, everywhere you go, everything that you do, everything that you say when you must have a conscious mindset that God is with you, and the atmosphere around you will shift.  

Not because of who you are but because of this truth that God Himself, the Creator of heaven and earth, is WITH YOU. You cannot consciously or unconsciously think that God is not there just because you cannot see Him, hear Him, or sense His presence. This thought process will open the floodgates for your enemy to come in and torment you any time they want.  

For it is written, “And Abraham said, ‘BECAUSE I THOUGHT SURELY THE FEAR OF GOD IS NOT IN THIS PLACE, and they will slay me for my wife’s sake’” (Genesis 20:11). 

Don’t think that God is with you, know that God is with you, and watch the power and the presence of Almighty God flood and fill your day.

Be Blessed 
 
By Erick Young