Just Because You Don’t See It, Doesn’t Mean it isn’t There by Guest Contributor, Joni Ames

Thanks to Joni Ames for these insightful comments.  For more about Joni, see http://www.JoniAmes.org


One day recently when I was watching the kid movie, “Epic,” with my granddaughter , one of the characters said, “Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.” – Amen! – That really struck a chord with me because there are several things I had begun to feel discouraged about because I haven’t yet seen them come to pass. But we need to remember that, as The Word says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.” (Hebrews 11:1)

I feel like there are some things God has promised each of us that we each are waiting for, and we need to remember to encourage each other to hold fast to His promises and not give up. Even though we can’t yet see them with our natural eyes, let’s keep our spiritual eyes fixed on the prize of the finished product. For as it says a little further into that chapter (in verse 3), “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” – It is in believing that we WILL see them!

It seems lately that I’ve come across many people that the enemy is trying to harass and discourage regarding life itself. Even to threatening them that their life will be taken before they get to see God’s promises come to pass. In that, as I was sitting in church this past Sunday morning, the Lord spoke to me to tell folks, “Stop worrying about what you might die from and get on with what you were born to LIVE for, through the power of the name, blood, and broken body of Jesus Christ!” Yes! Not by might, not by power, but by Your Spirit, oh Lord! We need to PRESS towards the mark and not listen to the lies of the enemy! Speak out loud and tell those things “NO! I refuse that discouraging thought, in Jesus name!!” Then begin to speak out thanks to God – in advance – for the fulfillment of His promises.

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