“Suppose someone wants to build a tower. Won’t he sit down first and figure out how much it will cost? Then he will see whether he has enough money to finish it. Suppose he starts building and is not able to finish. Then everyone who sees what he has done will laugh at him. They will say, `This fellow started to build. But he wasn’t able to finish. …Luke 14:28-29 NIrV
The first thing to do about any thing in life is not what you do to the thing but what you do to yourself. To successfully handle any issue in life, the solution must begin from you. The water that fills the ocean does not come from the ocean, it comes from outside the ocean; from the source. God is “the source” in all creation, and being His incarnation, we are the conduits for divinity here on the earth. The practice of starting your attempt to change something on earth from yourself is essentially about assuming the “God-position” in the face of that thing you want to change.
To do this you must count the cost. You must determine that you have what it takes to take that position and maintain that stand till you get the results that the will of God has declared. So, here are a few basic things you need to make sure you have in place before you proceed with this.
First of all you must own a bible and commit to reading it daily. Secondly, you must have a set time(a particular time period) when you pray. Third, you must be sure that you want the expected result so bad that you will not stop till you get it. Fourth, you must promise yourself that you will not discuss the result you are expecting with anybody that may think you should “be realistic”, especially those you love and those that love you.
These may seem too simple, believe me, appearances may be deceiving. Anyway, we will find out how important these are in the course of our journey. One last but very important thing; find an issue you want to apply this thing to. We must be doers and not hearers only. So, find something to practice this on as we go along. You will see how easy it is, and your faith will be built up too as you witness the result of your godly excercise. I don’t want this to be just another church lecture in your life. It is not. This is the path of real power and authority we are walking. So let’s walk it together for real.
O LORD COME SOON!