I use a small java phone:
The Nokia C2-05.
It is a slide phone with ‘old-fashioned’ alphanumeric keys.
Over the past couple of years, the phone has been quite indispensible to me.
I make and receive calls on it.
With it, I send and receive text messages.
Since I don’t have a laptop, I surf the net with this same phone.
I check mails and maintain THIS blog with it.
I even upload and download files and ebooks on it.
Now, a couple of months back, I was going through some trying moments. I believe God ministered to me with this analogy:
We pick up our phones and effortlessly expect to send and receive messages, make and receive calls, browse, upload and download files. Instances when this doesn’t happen, we simply check the phone settings (or our airtime balances!) and rectify the issue.
No wires link our phones to the sites we download from.
No ropes join our phones to other phones when we make calls or send messages.
Instead, we believe and unconditionally trust in the unseen microwaves and radiowaves in the air, even though we don’t see them.
Yet, when asked to have faith in the power of God, we fidget and fret!
We ask to see physical manifestations, first!
You see, prior to the discovery of phones, telecommunication towers and satellite dishes, already there were invisible microwaves and radiowaves. Because man was unaware of them then didn’t mean they didn’t exist.
Thankfully, man learnt to harness these invisible waves for his use.
The same goes for faith and the power of the Spirit!
The power of God is available to and for all and sundry. Words can’t even begin to describe the potency and magnitude of the power of the Spirit!
But, until you can have that simple and unwavering belief similar to the one you have in your phone, when you expect it to work the way you want it to, without any doubts, only then, would you begin to be a partaker in the goodies God has in store for you!!!