Religion has written upon in our minds that we have to do something to get God to move, to get God to do something for us. The enemy has worked his way into religion and brought corruption. But, we must stand in faith, we must trust God regardless of the circumstance or the situation and believe God’s word. Even if we miss the mark, we get right back on track and say, “Lord, I got sidetracked, I lost focus, draw me unto you, lead me and direct me.” He remains faithful even when we do not. That is the promise of God. I love how Wommack magnifies the fact in a previous message that the covenant God made is not between God and us, but between God and Jesus. We just enjoy the benefits of what Jesus has done in keeping our side of the covenant with the Father. What manner of love is that? That is the love of God. I could run laps around this house with a revelation of that. Galatians 3:13 says, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree?”, that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
That is powerful. When we understand that Jesus has done it all for us and that he is our covenant keeper, how can we look at our own selves for anything that can get God to move. But, we do. We do it. But, he is so faithful and he is so merciful and he is so loving. He loves us so much. I will be honest, even when I stumble, I find myself thinking that I have disappointed God and that I am going to get punished. It is the natural way of thinking, but only a portion of that is true, in my eyes. I, a child of God want to please my Heavenly Father just like I want to please my earthly Father. I want him to be happy with me. I want to do what is right, but not because I have to, but because I want to, because I love him.
Praising God, Thanking God, Loving God, moves him. That is what moves God. He wants us to love him, to keep his commandments because we love Him. God loves us so much. But, I can be self-righteous sometimes. I want to be holy, I want to live holy, because he is holy, but I don’t all the time. When I fail, he picks me up, shines me up, and puts me back to work. He is such a good God.
Lord Jesus, I love you so much, your mercy and grace… they endure forever. You have given us all things in your mighty love. Thank you for my life, my job, and for all things that I have. You are a blessing to me. In You do I trust.