YOU WILL GET THERE (Part 4)
Now I continue this series of posts: YOU WILL GET THERE!
Divide and Conquer
What really is your situation? Are you in a quandary? Or you are in a valley full of dry bones? Ezekiel was. And these very dry bones were to become an exceeding great army. How possible? How will it happen?
“No problem is ever a problem,’ Dr. Robert Schuller noted. “It’s a collection of few or many problems. Separate ‘the problem’ into smaller problems. As you divide, you will conquer. That is the classic strategy of winning any battle.” A great problem is a composite of smaller ones. You will need to take them apart and solve them one by one.
Ezekiel had to first call the tendons to join bone to bone; then flesh (tissues) to cover up the bones; followed by skin to cover the muscles. And then breath entered them and the army stood on its feet.
Nobody really has a money problem or marital problem or career problem; it’s always a wisdom problem. And when wisdom will be delivered to you by God, it will be communicated via an idea. And how do you generate an idea:
One, you can pray in ideas. “Ask and it shall be given you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened… How much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” (Matthew 7:7-8,11b KJ2000)
James 1:5-6 goes further to say, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men liberally, and reproaches not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.”
Take delivery of ideas in the place of prayer. Pray in wisdom. And if you ask me how to pray that kind of prayer, I’ll tell you: Hold the picture in your mind and pray in the spirit. Whatever ideas come into your mind after you’ve sincerely prayed is God’s solution to your predicament, follow it.
Two, you can sit for ideas. Call it brainstorming. Thomas Edison advised setting apart a time daily to think. Sit down and think through. Meditate the Word – turn it over in your mind. As you do, inspiration comes showing you the way out of your impasse.
“But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying…” (Matthew 1:20)
Stop worrying. Start thinking the Word and the solution will come. David said, “My heart was hot within me, while I was meditating the fire burned (the inspiration came; an idea was delivered): then spoke I with my tongue.” [Psalm 39:3, parentheses mine]
Three, cultivate quietness and serenity. Thomas Carlyle said, “Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.” You may not get the voice of God until you’re quiet in your soul. Remember Elijah. [1 Kings 19:11-12] Get that idea, it’s all you need. (To Be Continued)
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