Getting God’s Best
Attending Shining Light Kingdom Builders church’s weekly interactive fellowship is literally one of the best things that you can do on any given Thursday. From the moment you walk through the door, you are surrounded by the fire of God’s love and you immediately forget the stress and worries you almost came in with.
From the warm smiles and the sincere hugs you receive from fellow worshipers, to the power-
packed Word – all in a laid back, interactive environment, you just know you are in for an encounter with God.
And did I mention, you have a chance to win amazing gifts, typically books or bread, depending on your ‘appetite’? But I digress…
So, the topic for Thursday the 28th of June 2018 was ‘Getting God’s Best,’ and the premise was, “you cannot get God’s best if you accommodate fear.” I know what you’re thinking. “What does fear have to do with God’s best?” Okay, let me tell you because I took notes – and you should too. It will change your life.
First things first. God wants to give you His best. Know that. Believe that. So why aren’t we all receiving His best in every area of our life? Well, I’ll give you a hint:
“If we want the best from God, we need to give Him our best.”
It’s a principle. If you sow, you will reap. Sow great seed, reap bountiful harvest. Like Pastor Dada said, “Make great input, get great output. Make little input, get little output.” Because God requires our best from us, He has given us His best – in His Son Jesus Christ. And through this sacrifice, we have been empowered to give God our best.
Now back to this ominous little thing called “fear.” Fear is one of the major reasons we do not get God’s best, and do not be mistaken, fear NEVER comes from God! God will not use fear to correct you, lead you or guide you – especially when He has taught us that “perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18). Other scriptures that really evidence God’s heart for us and His stance on fear can be found in Luke 12:6-7 and 2 Timothy 1:17. Take a few minutes out (now would be a fantastic time), and read it.
Okay. So, when next fear knocks at the door, answer it with faith and send it packing! It is very important to know that fear is an open door and it can leave one open to demonic spirits – and trust me, you don’t want that. Even if fear comes, don’t converse with it and be sure to guard your thoughts.
Pastor has taught us that fear is a “negative prophesy or prediction of a situation that has not yet occurred. However, if “eyes have not seen, nor ears heard, nor has entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9), then why fear?
Have a look at Romans 8:15 and Psalm 91 too. You will see that we did “not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear” and that when we abide in the presence of the Almighty, His presence will follow us wherever we go. Moreover, when the Spirit of God brings you into intimacy with God, you become fearless.
Also, God’s promises in Psalm 91 are absolutely true. So, I’ll ask again, why should you be afraid? Like Pastor said, everyone in fear is believing the devil. And let me tell you this: listening to the devil is a really bad idea. Like, really bad. If that’s you, you need to recognize the value you have in God’s eyes and renew your mind.
Throughout the Bible, God says, ”Do not fear.” It is actually an instruction. Therefore, when we fear, we are directly disobeying God. That was a “light bulb moment” for me on Thursday. I never tied fear to disobedience, but let’s not fool ourselves, it is. This was powerful.
God does not expect us to live in fear – not even for a moment. Sometimes He gives us instruction (so we can get His best) but we don’t do it because of fear. Can you see how fear leads us straight into disobedience? So when the spirit of fear attacks, get into the Word and speak what God says. Declare God’s Word in every situation – it will change your life and save your life too!
To get the best of God, can you see how important it is for us to overcome fear?
Till next time,
Temitayo Lore Dada