Is there a difference between the thinking of a 20- or 30-something-year-old single male and a 40- or 50-something never-married single male about getting married? I will address that in the next article. In the meanwhile, first, view the video on the “HIS” Webpage. After that, view the response from her HERE of the marry-me-or-don’t-bother-coming-over ultimatum given by her. This film clip is from the movie “Picnic,” which was released by Columbia Pictures in 1955.
That is the question you need to ask yourself when a situation comes against you. When you get a bad doctor’s report, your bills are not paid, things are not going the way they should be going. When the devil is coming against you with thoughts that you are not going to make it, you are going to die early, your life does not count, or that you are never going to do the things God called you to do. When these thoughts come to you or you are experiencing these situations you need to ask yourself, “What is the truth about this situation?”
Some of these things may be facts, like you have this problem or that problem or you are facing this situation or that situation, but the truth is what God’s Word says about it.
“Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, ‘So shall your descendants be.’ And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore ‘it was accounted to him for righteousness.’”
What is happening here in this passage? It is talking about father Abraham who believed God and believed what God had promised him would come to pass and believed that God was faithful to His Word. Abraham believed God that He would become the father of nations when he had no children and his wife was barren and old in age. Abraham had faith in God (Romans 4:18). God was calling things that be not as though they were. What were the facts? Abraham was old, Sarah was old and barren, but the truth was what God told them. That Abraham would be a father of many nations. Well guess what? Abraham is the father of nations, all of his descendants that came from Isaac (Abraham’s promised son), are Abraham’s nation. All 12 tribes of Israel are His descendants. Wow, that is a promise that God made to Abraham and it came true. God is faithful to His Word and his promises come true. The story of Abraham and the promise of God can be found in Genesis 15:1-21:7. If you keep reading after verse 7 you will see the promise of God fulfilled, as the promised child Isaac has a son named Jacob. Jacob has 12 sons that become the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 sons of Jacob continue to have children which became the nation of Israel today. The story here is to show you that God keeps His promises and what HE says is the truth about the situation in your life. It looked hopeless for Abraham to have children but God spoke those things that be not as though they were and guess what, they were. The Word encourages in Malachi 3:6 “For I am the Lord, I do not change”. Numbers 23:19 also enlightens the believer “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”
Kenneth Copeland shares a story about how his mother ministered to a man one day. The man came to Kenneth’s mother and asked her to pray for him. She asked him what is going on. He said, “My father died from a bad heart, my grandfather died from a bad heart and I have a bad heart too.” So Kenneth’s mother said, “tell me the truth about it.” He said, “well My father died from a bad heart, my grandfather died from a bad heart and I have a bad heart too.” She said again, “tell me the truth about it!” The man got a little frustrated with her and said, “Lady! I told you, my father died from a bad heart, my grandfather died from a bad heart and I have a bad heart too!” Kenneth’s mother boxed the man’s ears and she said, “by Jesus Stripes you were healed, now that is the truth about it!” (Isaiah 53:5).