Rounding the Edges

by Jim Hockaday

Have you ever felt the frustration of trying to cut something with a dull knife or scissors that aren’t sharp?  There is so much unnecessary work involved with a dull blade.  The cut is not clean and the effort is magnified. In the end the job is severely marred and incomplete.

What about spiritual frustration? Could the same principle apply?  Let’s take 1st things first; the spirit world is 100% accurate… Make no mistake… There are NO variables with God!  This is very important to our walk of faith. 

For faith to be engaged in our lives it must be based on the greatest of realities.  This is why we are so blessed to consider the character of God.  He cannot change (Mal. 3:6; Js. 1:17).  As James describes it in the first chapter, “there is no variableness or shadow of turning with God.”  Meditate this…

So if the unseen realm of heaven is perfect and unchangeable, then surely (without a doubt) you can know what to expect from God.  This is exactly where faith begins. This is also why prayer is so effective… you know what to expect BEFORE you ask… Now let’s bring in the word of God and tie the knot!  The Hebrew writer said in Heb. 4:12, “For the word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword….”  Are you starting to see how this comes together?  From God himself to His word, He is completely accurate in every way.  It is impossible for God to bend or alter in any way the spiritual accuracy and legitimacy of the Truth.

So stop for a moment… Determine NOW to see everything through the eyes of the realm of eternity.  Your prayers will work when you are REAL and accurate just like God is.  There will be no need for stress and worry in your life; you will have the greatest confidence and your faith will work so naturally… just like NORMAL… like God designed it to work!