God doesn’t ‘show up’ he shows off.Tweet
I was thinking about this the other day. We really need to stop asking God to show up and start asking him to show off.
I mean think about it, the word says, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” That means that God is already with you! He is already present! You wouldn’t ask someone who is standing next to you to come and stand next to you. That’s just silly because They are already there.
Ask God to reveal himself to you right now in this moment. So that you can know that he is indeed near.
‘But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.’Deuteronomy 30:14
“Okay, Olguine. I hear what you are saying but how do I apply this?”
Glad you asked. Here is what I do: When I am in a situation, I don’t think or say, ‘God can you please show up.’ No, I thank God for showing off in these situations. Because I know that he will solve whatever it is in a way that I could never even dream of. I know that he will completely surpass my expectation of whatever resolution I thought of.
Pastor Jason Justice would always say,
If it ain’t good, then God’s not done!Pastor Jason Justice
This covers every situation you will and have encountered. “If it ain’t good, then God’s not done.” Every hurt you felt, there is healing for it. Every sorrow and injustice that has occurred, there is a resolution and restoration for that. God doesn’t just care about the present, he cares about the past also. He cares about you.
When I came to know God, the first things I was healed from was bitterness and anger. I had been angry for most of my life and never knew any different, in fact I thought feeling that way was normal. But God in all this goodness said, “There’s more.” Once I gave up that anger and bitterness that had a place in my heart, joy and peace entered in.
The only way I came into that healing was simply knowing that God was present. That he was kind, that he cares deeply for me, that he loved me first. And you can’t know the love of someone who isn’t present.
Can we just pray together right now?
Lord, I know that you are here and that you have been watching over me. Grieving with me and laughing with me. I acknowledge that you want to carry my sorrows and pain. That you will heal me of all my past hurts and restore me to who I was created to be. I also acknowledge that I was not created to walk this earth alone. But with my Heavenly Father. So I thank you right now that I am not alone. That you are doing a good work in my life. That you are constantly working for me because that is what the word says. Thank you! In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
‘Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”’Hebrews 13:5-6
‘Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’Isaiah 41:10
“And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”Exodus 33:14
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?Psalm 139:7
‘But now, thus says the Lord , who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.’Isaiah 43:1
‘When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.’Isaiah 43:2
‘that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): ‘Romans 10:8-10
‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.’Jeremiah 29:13
‘Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, ‘Ephesians 3:20
‘and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.’Colossians 1:20
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.1 John 1:7
Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,Psalms 103:3
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.Psalms 147:3
casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.I Peter 5:7
‘Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.’Philippians 4:6-7
‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. ‘Galatians 5:22-23
‘We love Him because He first loved us.’I John 4:19
‘Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. ‘James 1:17
‘How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.’Psalms 139:17-18
‘Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.’Psalms 23:6
‘For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: ‘Philippians 1:5-6
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”Matthew 18:20
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.Psalm 16:11