Monday March 13, 2017
If is a powerful word. It connects and clarifies. It shows us where we could, or should be.
1,784 times IF is written in the Bible. Most of those times, if’s are on the front of God’s promises.
1 John 1:9 reveals the power if can have in our life. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
James 1:5 talks about if we lean towards foolishness, instead of heading to the source of wisdom. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
If has the power to open doors or hold us captive.
It seems like we tend to miss out on the promises of God’s if’s.
We must learn to trade our “if only” regrets for God’s “What if” possibilities.
If we live in the past, we cannot live into the future God has for us.
Every if has the potential to propel us forward or hold us back.
We all have what if’s but the question is if we will trust God.
Prayer: “God, thank you that I don’t have a dream that is big enough that you cannot provide. Thank you for using the if’s in my life. In your name I pray, Amen.”