Work the Investment

6 Sep

HEB
10:35  So do not throw away your
confidence; it will be richly rewarded.36
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you
will receive what he has promised.

An investment is the commitment of something to a project with the expectation of some worthwhile result. If you have a made a commitment to have Jesus as the Lord of your life this is not the time to liquidate your investment and take back the control. You have to work the investment.  Keep trusting God as if everything depended on him, while working as if everything depended on you.

1KI 18:42  So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And
Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth,
and put his face between his knees, 

God promised Elijah that if he went to see Ahab that God would send rain upon the earth. Elijah made an investment, he did what God told him to do but there were no signs of rain. Elijah refused to give up and he kept working the investment.  Elijah trusted God so much that he sent his servant up to check for rain seven times. He could have stopped believing on the third or fourth time but he worked his investment and told the servant to go again. Certainly when he got to the fifth and sixth time there was reason to believe that God had breached the promise. However, Elijah believed God so much that he continued to work the investment. He put his face between his knees and prayed.

 

1KI 18:44  The seventh time the servant
reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.”
So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down
before the rain stops you.'” 

Finally, Praise God, on the seventh time when the servant went up to check he said, “There arises a cloud about the size of a man’s hand”. No big black clouds, no whirl winds, no claps of thunder, just a small cloud. That tiny cloud was just enough to confirm that God had not breeched His promise.

When God makes you a promise and you believe God but you can’t get any confirmation; you have to work your investment. Do like Elijah. Go down before the Lord and put your face between your knees, get in the fetal position and call on the name of the Lord then:

P—-Pray

U—-Until

S—-Something

H—-Happens

He is the same God for you today as He was for Elijah on yesterday.

Work Your Investment!

 

Dr. Olivia Hines

Logos Christian Center

Pastor

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