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Thursday
Apr202017

Look Higher! 

Recently I was watching the Praise show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network with Andrew Wommack as a guest. One of the first things he said got
my attention:

“Most people aren’t even believing for God’s best.”

What holds you back from believing for God’s best? For many, I’d say it’s some kind of feeling of unworthiness; that is, they think it would be presumptuous or selfish to want more than what they need. But did you know that it’s actually selfish to think only about your needs? Why? Because you can’t be a blessing to others if only your needs are met (2 Cor. 8:12)! God’s best is for you to have a surplus of prosperity. That’s exactly what He
told Abram:

“I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.”

Genesis 12:2, New King James Version

I believe God was trying to set Abram’s sights higher. He wants to do the same thing for you. You’ve got to believe that God is on your side and that He wants the very best for you. That’s His heart. He’s into “much fruit”
(John 15:8).

In my life, I haven’t gotten very far when I’ve entertained the thought that God would abandon me when I needed Him most. That kind of thinking is based on a lie, because God said,“I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Heb. 13:5, NKJV, emphasis mine).

There’s no way I’ll receive God’s very best if I’m not fully convinced that He is with me. And guess what? That’s part of faith, which is what Andrew goes on to say during the program:

“So, the first step is, people have to begin to start believing for God’s best.”

As Christians, we can live by playing too much defense. But that’s not who we are. It’s not how God sees us. If we’re going to receive His best, we need to be on the offense. What does that look like? We’ve got to have a sense of identity that we won’t accept anything less than what God has promised us. It’s our right! As Andrew told the hosts, “People have to kind of be given a holy dissatisfaction with being like everybody else, and we need to start living up to God’s standards.”

So, if God came to you and asked what you wanted of Him, would you ask for His very best? If you truly want to be a blessing to others, you should. God is on your side. If you sometimes have trouble seeing that, watch the hourlong interview with Andrew on TBN. He discusses his new book, Living in God’s Best, which you can order from Amazon. Renewing your mind is a process, and what Andrew says in this teaching will really help!

Also, please comment below about how you’re going to start seeing that God is for you and wants you blessed.

Reader Comments (6)

YES! this is so right. Thanks David and Andrew too.
How great it is to just kilk on AMW site and get such positive words of encouragement.
THANK YOU JESUS.

April 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Cholawo

I am a Christian and have seen our Lord's blessings and protection throughout my life.
I believe that every word in His Bible is true; I believe in His miracles...........I have had 2 healings
in my body through the Holy Spirit's Power. I am 71 years old. I have asked the Lord to grow me in my Faith..... I know He will. He is awesome, and I love Him

April 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoseAnn L. Bjork

The Lord once said to me: "YOU CAN HAVE GOD'S BEST". Since then, I like to learn anything I can on how to have God's best. A thousand and one thanks for the write up. Thank you.

April 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNebeChukwu Triumph

I am really Blessed by His Revelation,
Thank You Sir.

April 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJerry Karthak

If everyone is supposed to be striving for Gods best, why does the Word say to be content with what you have? Heb 13:5
I've been in churches where name it and claim it was preached, some folks were themselves out trying to "recieve" and never recieving they felt like something was wrong with them. Most of them were blue collar trying to live up to what the white collar preacher was living. It was quite a task trying to encourage these folks to keep going forward. So many people try to believe but there education or job skills are not at levels to bring in certain incomes,

March 5, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLen

@Len

Great question! Thank you for seeking more information on these topics. To better understand Andrew's perspective, we'd like to share with you an excerpt from Andrew's Living Commentary on Hebrews 13:5.

Note on Heb. 13:5:

"There is a difference between contentment and complacency. We should be satisfied with Jesus whether we have little or much of this world’s goods. But there is nothing wrong with believing God for more so that we can be a bigger blessing. Abram was blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2).

A person who is content and doesn’t desire anything more is selfish. If they have all they need or want, they should believe for more and give it to others to help them. That person can be satisfied with what they have, but they shouldn’t be complacent toward others. Those of us who know how to trust God need to believe for more so we can bless more people."

Also, Andrew has great notes about the concept of "name-it, claim-it, grab-it, blab-it" in his commentary. Andrew's comments below are on 2 Kings 6:16 and are referring to Elisha's response to his servant when he saw a surrounding army in the spiritual realm.

Note on 2 Kings 6:16:

"What a great exhibition of faith! And this was an absolutely true statement. There were more angels with them than there were Syrian soldiers. But the angels were in the spiritual realm while the soldiers were in the physical realm. Those who only acknowledge what they can see in the physical realm as truth would say that Elisha was lying.

They would say he was one of those “name-it-claim-it, blab-it-grab-it” guys who said things that were not so in hope that they would become so. But that’s not what faith is at all. Faith is perceiving what is true reality in the spiritual realm and just speaking it forth into the physical realm. Those who criticize this are simply showing how carnal (dominated by the senses) they are."

Len, if you enjoyed reading Andrew's notes, we encourage you to visit our website to read more from his free Online Bible Commentary here: https://l.awmi.net/LivingCommentary. Let us know if you have any further questions! Blessings! - AWMI Team

March 5, 2019 | Registered CommenterSite Admin

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