When my daughter Virginia (born at 24 weeks) was in NICU fighting for her life, I was speaking the Word over her constantly.
I had my list of scriptures and I would read and confess them over her every day, multiple times a day.
Now, I am a faith person. I believe in the power of God’s Word. I was fully persuaded that the Word would do what God says it would do.
But despite all my believing and confessing, Virginia deteriorated – to the point where she was teetering on the edge of life and death. After being given this terrible news by the doctor, I remember thinking, WHY ISN’T THIS WORKING?
I was speaking the Word over her ALL THE TIME. Was the Word not working or was I missing it somewhere?
So (thank God!) I did the only thing I knew to do – I asked God to, “HELP ME!!!!”
And He did! He showed me where I was missing it. He showed me that even though I was speaking the Word over Virginia I was also talking about the problem – about her condition in the natural.
The Word-seed I was sowing over her was being choked by the fear, doubt and unbelief-seeds and those words were causing the Word to be unfruitful. (Mark 4:19, James 3:11)The moment I shut my mouth and refused to say anything except what God said about Virginia, she started to improve and never looked back.
My point is, when things aren’t working, when we’re doing all we know to do – standing and standing, believing and confessing – and we still aren’t seeing results, we need to HEAR FROM GOD!
The Holy Spirit is our HELPER! He is right there, close by, wanting to show us what to do – but we need to ask Him to help us and then tune our ear to hear Him.
And when we do – when we humble ourselves and ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom, He will show us EXACTLY what we need to do because He wants us to walk in victory more than we want to!
That’s GOOD NEWS! #faithtalks
If you want to learn HOW to hear from God, listen to my latest teaching “No More U-Turns: How To Hear God And Be Led By The Spirit” – PART 6 (final episode) out now!! Click link to listen to Part 1 here
Listen to Virginia’s full testimony here
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