On The Word
-- by Marcia Greenwood
Which System Are You Working?
system are you working? Is it the system of this world that is
built on sand, or the system of The Kingdom of God, which is built on a
Rock and never shifts, never moves, is always stable and always brings
about its intended purpose?
Right now, the world’s system is sinking. It can’t help but sink,
because the very best the world has to offer us is not stable.
There are everyday pressures, obstacles, ups and downs all around us;
as in the housing system, banking system, stock market and on and on it
goes. We can’t even put our trust in many politicians or leaders,
because one day their promise might sound like a sure thing, but the
next day that promise may come crashing down and we are left with the
thoughts of “Just whom can we believe?”
Can we live in peace; true peace while the world around us is in such
turmoil? We can’t seem to hold onto true lasting peace through
what the world has to offer us. We find ourselves adjusting to
the times we live in. Kind of like that sinking sand and not to
But living the system that God established, Kingdom of God living
offers us stability and true peace. Now, I am not saying that
there will never be any problems that come our way. But, living
God’s way, in faith, we will remain stable and fixed on the rock and
always come out in victory. If we keep our eyes, ears, and mouths
(through speaking) on God and His ways, we won’t be moved by the latest
bad news, stock market dips, or economic woes.
Oh Marcia, how can that be? How can I live better, and receive
more than the world has to offer? I only bring in so much money
through my job. It’s getting harder and harder to even stay ahead
of the rent or mortgage payments. Besides, the cost of living
seems to be escalating right through the roof!
I say to you, get your feet out of that sinking sand and take the hand
of Jesus and step onto the Rock. In other words, exchange
systems! Yes, this may take some faith on your part, but it’s not
difficult to believe in something that cannot fail. Using faith
pleases the Father. Trusting His Word, by stepping out and doing
what it says to do is the perfect way to live. Why does faith
please God so much? Because this is how He operates – every time
Now, this may be a BIG LEAP of faith for some of you, but God is
watching and He will not let you fall. Get rid of your old way of
thinking, get rid of being controlled by your emotions or reacting to
the situation around you. The Bible says that God’s ways are not
our ways – His thoughts are not our thoughts. You and I were
given the measure of faith when we were born again. God’s own
faith in us. His faith always works – so we must learn to live
daily by faith.
God created the world and owns everything in it. All things are
possible for Him. He desires to give us MORE than we can even
think or imagine. If we are thinking of one scoop of ice
cream, He will pile on two. If we are thinking of renting all our
lives, He is thinking of a fantastic home for us. If we are just
trying to scrape by to the end of the month, God wants us to have all
our needs met, plus the desires of our heart. On top of the ice cream,
He piles on the whip cream, like enough finances to help others that
are hurting and giving to spread the gospel. And He even adds a
cherry on top like adding no worries to it all. It is ours for
the taking. Wow! That’s exciting!
Proverbs 4:20 – God’s Word (His very own spoken Words) is Life and Health to all our flesh.
Joshua 1:8 – Keep in the Word, so that we can observe to DO It and thereby live in the blessings provided therein.
Are you ready to wash that gritty sand off your feet once and for
all? Then I encourage you to make a choice. Choose Life, Choose
Blessings. Step onto the rock. Begin working within the
system of the Kingdom of God – for His yoke is easy and the burden is
The world’s system does not work to well, it is sinking all around us –
come up to a higher way, the Kingdom of God system. Choose Life –
an abundant Life, and I know that God the Father and Jesus will be glad