Do We Believe?
Posted by Jenny Waltman
Jesus said, “did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:40)
Jesus is talking to Martha, the sister of Lazarus. Lazarus has been dead for four days and Martha is telling Jesus that Lazarus will probably stink if they open the tomb.
The possibility that Jesus could raise Lazarus from the dead is not on Martha’s mind. She probably is wondering why in the world he would want to open a tomb.
We are so like Martha, we see the present reality and state the obvious. We forget to look at life from a God perspective and we assume our current circumstances define our reality. A God sized view, what we may define as impossible, isn’t always in our belief system or our prayers.
Jesus even asked her earlier, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)
Martha replied, “yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.” (John 11:27)
Consider construction. We operate in an uncertain industry. Remodeling and new construction is not always necessary and can be driven by economic factors. If people do not renovate their kitchens or add on screened-in porches, we lose a revenue stream.
We have a choice. Believe economic conditions drive our success or trust God can also provide through unexpected circumstances.
Economy is not the only driving factor for provision. Construction is also necessary for the unexpected – hail storms, tornadoes, fires and water leaks.
God is our Provider. God uses each of our customers to send His provision. We are thankful for our customers and the business they give Grace Klein Construction. We give all the glory to God and praise Him.
Jesus cried out to Lazarus, “come out” and this man who had been dead for four days walked out with the burial clothing still covering him.
Can you imagine the freak out? No wonder Jesus had to tell the people to remove the burial clothing from Lazarus. They were probably all standing there in shock, thinking did that just happen? Is Lazarus really alive or am I seeing things?
Jesus told Martha that if she would believe that she would see the glory of God and she saw. The impossible happened before her eyes.
We at Grace Klein Construction want to operate every day with the truth that if we believe, we will see the glory of God.
The impossible happens for us too. A new project sells just when we need it, a rebate shows up that we weren’t expecting, an employee learns how to be on time for work, leftover material provides for a friend in need, a staff member works every day that should be dead from cancer, the money arrives just in time for payroll, a vendor provides a free lunch for our staff. He is faithful and we see HIS GLORY.
Believe with us. See the glory of God. We must remove impossible from our belief systems. Nothing is impossible for the One we serve.
“For nothing is impossible with God.” – Luke 1:37
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.” – Ephesians 3:20-21