Here is a picture of a neighborhood street where we do some of our morning walking each day. Notice the condition of the street. It is pretty rough, and to the right of the picture, some of the street has totally deteriorated into dirt, no blacktop at all! My wife and I believe that, acccording to God’s Word, we can speak to situations and call them changed. So we often call this street repaired. I don’t remember how long we have been speaking to this street to be repaired, but we have done so continually over the spring/summer walk days. Imagine our joy, the first of this week, when we were coming up on this street. A whole convoy of trucks were turning into the street. They began unloading their huge equipment, and before noon the street had been stripped down to the sublayer.
The next day, as we walked by, the street was being repaved!!! The first 2-inch layer was applied, and is now waiting for the second 2-inch layer, probably tomorrow. Wow! Words are important. See this picture taken at the same spot.
Three years ago, when we moved in to our very nice neighborhood, we noticed at the other end of our block was an old, two-story house that was rather run down. It was obviously a ‘crack house’, and certainly did not fit in to our nice neighborhood of homes that were upscale. There were two pit bulls chained to a weak chain in the back. We did not want that house (which had been pieced up into 5 small apartments) in our area doing what the people were doing inside. So we began to call it cleaned out and fixed up.
Last fall, a man purchased the house. Since then he has gutted the inside of the house down to the bare 2×4 structure. He has remade it into a beautiful 4-bedroom home with white sideing, a circular drive and back patio. The inside is all new wood floors upstairs and downstairs. There is a wide front porch all along the front side of the house facing the main street. (By the way, the man is a Christian man, who is re-selling the house.)
It took 3 years, but it certainly came to pass! Now we are calling the right family into that house. A family that will love it and take care of it. A family that will be part of the neighborhood. And a family that serves the Lord. I believe we will get what we speak.
These are just two examples of many I could offer. But I give you these to encourage you to call into being those things in your life, the life of your neighborhood, the life of your family, and so forth, that would bless the kingdom of God.
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says” (Mark 11:23).
So, go for it! Have patience! And enjoy the change! You can do it! (Return to Victory Ground website)