Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Before You See It
Breaking the news to our family and friends was so exciting...that is, until we told our almost 8 year old son, Joseph.
"Mommy and daddy have some exciting news to tell you." I said to him. "What kind of exciting news?" He asked, as he stared at me with his big eyes. "Mommy's having a baby. You're gonna have another little brother or sister." My husband answered.
With a huge smile on my face, I shouted "Aren't you excited?!!" But my smile and excitement quickly faded when he looked at me sternly and said, "I don't believe you." I didn't understand...why wouldn't he believe me? We explained to him that I went to the doctor and there is definitely a baby growing in my stomach.
"I still don't believe you, but I guess I'll find out a little later." And that was his final answer. He said nothing else about it for a couple of days.
A few days later, after witnessing me continously praying to the porcelain god, I think something clicked in his brain. He remembered seeing me do the same thing while pregnant with his little brother, Jaxon. After making sure I was okay, he wrapped his arms around my waist, kissed my stomach and said, "Ok, I believe you now." He simply needed to see some kind of sign before he could really believe that mommy is having another baby.
I wonder, how often are we the same way with God? After He's promised us something or blessed us with something, we won't believe it until He shows us some kind of sign that it really is so.
Faith isn't seeing to believe. It's believing long before you see anything.
Though Joseph's failure to believe before seeing anything was harmless, we can often miss out on the things God has in store for us simply because we can't see beyond our natural eyes. God wants us to see it before we see it.
He wants us to see it and believe it in the spirit before He manifests it in the natural.
Today, I encourage you to walk by faith and not by sight. Whatever it is that you're asking of God, see it and believe by faith. Don't wait for a sign to drop from the sky, but open your spiritual eyes and grab hold to what God has is store for you.
Just as I know without a doubt that there is indeed a precious little baby developing inside my womb, you have to know without a doubt that God has something great in the works for you. I haven't seen an ultrasound, or heard a heartbeat, but I can already see my little pumpkin swaddled in my arms.
You've gotta see it long before you see it!
Til we meet again...live, laugh, love!
Peace & Blessings,