John 20:25 “They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.”
The question on our minds when we come to God and when we come into His presence or His house, should not be – am I going to be blessed today? The question should be, would God be blessed today because I came into His presence, would I bless God’s heart today?
Every single time we fellowship with God, the question we must wrestle with is, has God been blessed and not have I been blessed. The truth is there is no question of our being blessed when we fellowship with God. But our ultimate focus should be on blessing God. I want us to put this question before us consistently. God really wants us to cheer up, to smile and be glad. God is your Father, that is enough reason to be excited.
Over the next few days, we will be demolishing doubt. Martin Luther said, “Knowledge and doubt are inseparable to man. Only God and certain madmen have no doubts.” We are creatures of doubt. We all have had doubts at one point or the other in our lives. In marriage, we have had doubts – husbands wondering if they have married the right person and wives wondering what they have gotten themselves into. Doubts in our careers – if we are in the right field or on the right career path. We doubt in almost all our relationships. We even doubt in our faith and in our relationship with God. We doubt God’s love for us, we wonder if we need to try harder for God to love us better? What doubts are you currently struggling with? I am certain there are more doubts than people in the world. The fact is that doubting comes naturally to you and me.
We are born questioners. One of the first words children learn is, why. Have you ever been ‘why’d’ by a toddler? Why is the sun round? Why do I have to go to school today? But why? We grow up questioning and it is not necessarily bad. Interestingly, the greatest breakthroughs are born out of doubts, questions, queries, and out of being inquisitive. Just because you become a Christian or you get born again does not erase your doubts. In fact, the greatest men and women of God from scripture and, the greatest exploits most times are born out of doubts. We see it practically littered all over scriptures; from Moses, to David, to Job, to Jeremiah, to Peter, to the most popular doubter of them all, Thomas. But God uses our doubts to take us to great levels. I pray that God will use every doubt you are currently struggling with to take you to great levels.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, help my unbelief, let great faith be borne out of every doubt that I am currently struggling with, in Jesus Name. Amen!