John 11:40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
In St John 11, Jesus went to Bethany where Lazarus had died and he asked Mary and Martha to show Him where they laid him. When he reached the grave, he instructed them to roll away the stone. The grave was a cave with a stone laid upon it. In response to Jesus’s instruction Martha said “by this time he stinketh, because he has now been dead 4 days”. Her response is evidence that she had no expectation of her brother coming back to life: she believed that he was dead and he would stay dead. Jesus had other ideas, but paused long enough to teach Martha the principle that what she chose to believe is what she would receive. The reality is If she wanted to see the glory of God or His promises for her life, then that is what she had to choose to believe.
What is the promise of God that you want to see in your life? The same principle that Jesus taught Martha is applicable to you. Look at what Jesus said to her “have I not told you that if thou believest, thou should see the glory of God.” Pay attention to the phrase “shouldst see”, it indicates that it was God’s will that she should see the glory. Whatever God’s promises are for your life, it is His will that you see it. But for Martha to see the glory she had to believe it. The issue is that Martha was believing the current circumstances. Do not let the current state of affairs dictate what you believe, that was what was happening to Martha. You have to make a decision to believe the word of God, regardless of what currently obtains. The real evidence that you believe is your decision to do or pursue what His word says regardless of the prevailing circumstances.
Life Application: Keep Believing by pursuing what God’s word says about you: if he says it it will come to pass.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I believe your word concerning my life. I choose to believe your word instead of what others say concerning me. I choose to walk by faith and not by sight. In Jesus name, amen.