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God's word works when we work it

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I have a friend who is a backsliding Christian. Yet she continuously uses God's word over her life. She's not living the way a traditional Christian lives, but let me tell you, she believes what the bible says and she has several verses that she quotes all the time. Her life is pretty abundant too. What do you think about that?

I can tell you what I think about it and that is, God's word works when we work it. It doesn't work for just Christians, right? We see it working for non-Christians too. Now why do you think that is? Well, for starters, they believe what they speak over their lives. They believe it and they make things happen. They don't just recite scripture, pray, wait until the cows come home, sit around, and do nothing. They get out there and they do the thing. Yes, they are serious about what God says they can do and you see it in their lives. In the book, When Misfits Become Kings, author Mark Casto says, "If God spoke it, His principles work even if a heathen applied it, because it's God's Word.' (page 47). Further proof is in Isaiah 55:11, which says, "so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."

Listen, God's word works when we work it. God's word doesn't work if we don't believe it or if we think manna is going to fall from the sky. We have to get moving and grooving, because let me tell you, we are more powerful with God than without Him. So why not be all we can be? Why not walk and run with the grace, favor, and mercy God gives only to His children, which we are when we call ourselves Christians, right? Why not be truly blessed, because let me say this, God is not a respecter of persons. He will bless those who bless Him and it doesn't matter what we say about it; it doesn't matter what they look like; and it doesn't matter how we think they should act. God will bless anybody regardless of how anybody feels about it and whether anybody understands it or not. He's God. We need to recognize that and start acting like we know who we are in Christ. If we don't, then we will see others getting the blessings we are supposed to get and we can't mad about it either. I'm just keeping it real. 
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