Daily Devotional – 5/19/14 “God’s already told you!”

So why are you waiting on folk to confirm? If God has already opened the door, why are you waiting on people to tell you to walk through it? I don’t understand why we, as Christians, need three or four confirmations to take God at His word when the last time I checked He was the ultimate approver. So tell me again, why do we need to hear it from the mouths of folk who can tell a lie so quick? Haven’t you realized yet that not everyone who says they are for you are actually for you? Yea! That same friend you keep running to for advice on your marriage hasn’t told you that hers is on the brink of divorce. That same friend who you call to always share your good news maybe the same one wishing you’d fall. Baby, not everyone who says they are praying for your healing is actually doing it. Someone in your circle could be the same one secretly wanting your spouse. Someone close to you is probably the same one that keeps stabbing you in the back. Someone close to you, yep that same one you need confirmation from, is still trying to figure out why doors keep opening for you. Someone close to you, yep that same someone you keep abreast of all the information, maybe the same one trying to figure out why your gift is anointed. This is why the bible tells us in 1 John 4:1, “Dear friends, stop believing every spirit. Instead, test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” Just because folk say, “God told me to tell you,” it doesn’t mean it’s true. All you have to do is check their references (that’s their life) and if it doesn’t match the way and will of God, keep walking. If they are speaking about the Holy Spirit and you’ve never seen them be affected by the Holy Spirit, keep walking. If they’ve been praying for your healing yet you’ve never seen them sick and praying for their own, keep walking. If they claim to know that God is a provider but they can’t be called as a witness, keep walking. You don’t have to wait to hear confirmation from man because John 8:47 says, “Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” Check your membership because if you ask God, He’ll tell you and when He tells you, He confirms it!

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