It does not matter what your name is, what your status in life is, or even how many years you have walked with the Lord. There are going to be times when you stand at a Red Sea sort of crossroads. A situation where only God Himself can part the waters and allow you to walk through victoriously on dry land.
My family is in a desperate situation right now. We acknowledge that only God can impart the grace needed to prevail, but friends that is the exact definition of GRACE. It is God’s ability to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.
In these times of desperation, worry will not produce the answer you are believing for. Begging will not move the heart of God. The answer in this desperate moment is found in John 15:7...
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire and it shall be done for you.”
There are a few keys to this scripture:
- We cannot operate apart from the favor and grace of God. Jesus is the Vine and those who are connected to Him are the branches. Those who ABIDE in Him produce much fruit; For without Him we can do nothing. - John 15:5
- It is the goodness of God which leads man to repentance. God longs to answer our prayers because when others see answered prayer in our lives, the Father is glorified and His goodness is revealed to the world. The Father is glorified when we bear much fruit - John 15:8
- When His words abide in you, your desires and petitions will align with His will. Therefore, the Father gladly gives you what you ask for. James 4:3 explains to us why our prayers are sometimes answered with a no! The scripture clearly tells us that when we ask for things out of our own will, lust, and pleasure the Father is not pleased to grant us those petitions because they do not align with His will for our lives.
I know many of you are facing Red Sea situations today, just as I am. There is nothing more YOU can do. I want to encourage you to enter into a place of rest and peace in the Father’s Presence. Confidently go before His throne and ask what you desire and IT SHALL BE DONE FOR YOU because you ask in accordance with His will. Ask for the impossible! He delights in supernatural deliverance.