What Are You Observing?

When you get up in the morning, what do you see? When you stand before the mirror, do you see a self-created individual, or the person God created you to be? When you leave your home, what do you see? Do you see nature’s display of changing growth, while being cognizant of God’s role in its design? I am sure we are all observant of our surroundings, but are we aware of how God is visible throughout every aspect of our daily routines? We certainly see Satan’s activity for we tend to acknowledge his workings by bringing attention to them. Believers tend to focus on the enemies activities more than on the victories of our God and Savior. As I talk to Christians, it is almost inevitable to have the discussion end up about how bad things are in the world. Sadly, Christians do not realize they are aiding and abetting Satan’s programs when they continually acknowledge his workings. Believers need a Biblical adjustment where we see what God is doing in the world. During these tremulous times, I am seeing God’s involvement in more ways than I have in many years. Instead of looking around and seeing Satan’s actions in this country, we need to see God turning the hearts of people to a new and living hope!

For people to see the positive, they need to understand who God has made them to be. Moses was 80 years old when he led God’s people out of Egypt. How could a man of “social security” status lead more than two million people out of the land of bondage to the border of the Promised Land? The first thing Moses had to do was to view himself as God saw him. God told him he was a “god to Pharaoh.” (Exodus 7:1) Moses was not a “senior citizen” but a man with tremendous power and authority. Christians today are the hands, feet, and voice of God in a country that has turned its back on God. When are we going to exhibit the power of God against the “pharaohs” of the land that rightfully belongs to God?

Joshua stood looking at the walls of Jericho and wondering how he could conquer the city when God said to him, “See, I have given into thine hand Jericho and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.” (Joshua 6:2) Joshua saw God pushing the walls over. Sometime later, the city of Ai stood before Joshua and God said to him, “See, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city and his land.” (Joshua 8:1) Joshua saw God’s strategy for taking the city. Moses and Joshua saw the outcome before they engaged in the battles. When are Christians going to stop seeing “walls” and start seeing the victories? It is time to reopen our Bibles and see us the way God created us to be. It is time to see God’s power released.

The way Believers are looking at our Jericho’s and Ai’s must grieve the Holy Spirit. The way we look at our country, wondering how bad it is going to get, causes Satan to smile at the neutralizing of the Christian. Believers are calling out for the Lord to return and put an end to the rebellious condition in our land, while God is calling out for His people to believe His Word and act accordingly. We must never question who we are in Christ. We must never question God’s ability. We must never be a publicist for Satan’s kingdom. We must always promote God’s Kingdom and His authority.

Homework: List the evidences of God’s presence in your daily experiences.