Many times we have heard the phrase “Let go and let God” and that we should just “give it to God and He will work it out”, yet many people are still wondering how exactly to do that. How do we give a thing to God?
My friends this is not just referring to money or finances, God wants to give you great blessings and manage every area of life. God has a complete and fully expected plan for your life which includes every area. Jeremiah 29:11 gives us perspective on what God has in store for us:
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Now some may point out that the verse above was just for those being held in captivity in Babylon, yet consider this:
Firstly that God is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). But James, isn’t that referring to Jesus Christ? Yes, Jesus is God!
Secondly, consider that the same grace, is given to both the Jews and Gentiles, and to all mankind through Christ Jesus (Romans 3:29).
So we have established in scripture that God does indeed desire for us good things that that His grace does extend to us in Christ. Now if you do not have Christ, then this is not for you. The blessings only can flow through Christ.
This being said I have heard it from quite a number of people which claim that they are followers of Jesus and believe in His power and blessings but still don’t see any of the benefits of it. And in every single case the cause has always been the same… failure to give it to God.
Now when I say this to people they are generally taken aback, as if they never expected that answer from me. I tell them that the answer is not from me but from the scripture.
The simple fact is that either we trust God or we don’t. If we trust Him we give Him all of our lives – meaning every place in our lives, and trust Him to manage it.
Remember the specific verses that this ministry was founded
on: John 15:1-5:
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”
A branch has simply one job, one task in life… and that is to draw nutrients from the vine; to receive from the vine and to grow and flourish and thrive,
Our job as branches is to simply receive from our Vine, and to “bear much fruit” as Jesus stated it.
If we truly trust in Jesus, we will not worry about anything, because we will be totally and completely secure in His provision and His plan.
Yet if we worry and are anxious about things and try to solve it ourselves by our own strength or self-effort, then we are not receiving from our Vine and instead we are trying to sustain ourselves, and a branch can not survive if it does not remain connected to the vine.
The answer my friends is to give something to God quite simply means to release it and let it go! Trust Him! Receive from Him, and let His provision flow into and through you.
When we worry, get frustrated, become anxious or afraid about a thing or a situation, we by doing those things squeeze-off and choke the flow of provision and blessing from Jesus our Vine in that area. The etymology of the word worry can be traced back to the very meaning of “to choke, to strangle”.
If you are here today and needing to see the provision of God in a particular area – whatever it may be – if it is a thing promised in scripture, stand on it by the authority of Jesus Christ, claim it, and then release it confidently to Him! Trust Him fully that He is faithful to do what He has said.
It is your right as a believer to have health and healing, it is your right as a believer to not be in poverty, it is your right as a believer to have peace and joy, and above and including all these, to have
We accept these things by faith, so trust in the one who is faithful, and receive all that is yours in Christ.