Updated: Mar 11, 2022
Dear Faithlifier (Simplifier applying Faith),
Have you ever prayed to God and unknowingly or, knowingly whispered, Lord, "IF" it's your will?... If you have prayed this aloud or in your heart, NO worries; I'm guilty of this too.
In Matthew 8:1-4, a leper approached Jesus not soon after Jesus had come down the mountain. Not only did the leper approach Jesus, he worshiped Jesus saying, "Lord, IF you are WILLING, you CAN make me clean. PAUSE!!!!
First, define the word "IF" because it sticks out like a sore thumb.
According to Cambridge Dictionary, IF is a conjunction that is used to say that a particular thing can or will happen ONLY AFTER something else happens or becomes true.
Similar to the leper, d you lack faith and trust in God that He IS willing to heal us IN our situation? Do you FULLY believe He IS WILLING or even WANTS to heal/help us?
"IF" is a looming cloud that shrouds out the light and goodness of God. "IF" is like gray skies that block out the sunlight. "IF" creates panic, which fuels feelings of doubt and distrust. While sickness of any kind, or any type of life challenge or disaster, etc., is not anything anyone looks forward to; we MUST train our minds to be renewed to believe that the WORD of God is FOR US! We must command our faith to RISE and DECLARE that God wants the BEST for us and that INDEED it is HIS WILL that we have a GOOD and EXPECTED end (Jeremiah 29:11)!
So, say this with me, Faithlifier,
God, I REPLACE "IF" with, "YOU DO!"