None Of These Things Move Me
The Apostle Paul declared, “None of these things move me…whether I was naked or whether I was in peril, or whether I was shipwrecked or whether I was being beaten.”…“none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself ”(Acts 20:24).
Paul had God’s faith and nothing moved him. He said:
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (Romans 8:35)
Paul also declared:
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us afar more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. (2 Corinthians 4:17)
Paul could make these declarations because the faith within him was not his faith. It was not affected by the circumstances of life. It was the faith of God.
If God depended upon what you call your faith, He would be in terrible trouble. He is not depending on who you are. He is not depending on what you possess. He is only looking at what He can make of you.
What gives us our confidence is the fact that He is not depending on our faith at all. He is depending on His faith flowing through us, His love flowing through us, His joy flowing through us, His peace flowing through us.
It is not what we are, but what God can make of us by His grace. The faith to accomplish the task He has given us is not anything that can be worked up or struggled for — it must be His faith flowing through us as we undertake the task God has given us to do.
As your life becomes a channel of obedience to Him, God will produce the proof through you. God is still the same today; He never changes. “For I am the Lord, I change not…” (Malachi 3:6). There is no shadow of turning with God (James 1:17).
Look at your hands. The task that was placed in the hands of the apostles was also placed in your hands — to share the Gospel. We do it on the authority and the commission of the same miracle-working God Who worked with the disciples “with signs following” to authenticate their teaching.
To get this very vital task done we must follow the methods of the disciples. We must produce the proof that Jesus Christ is the resurrected Son of the Living God, that He is the living Word of God, that He is alive and moving in the affairs of men today. We must stay true to the task and be His proof producers.
Look at your hands. God is not depending on the physical strength of those hands. He is depending on His supernatural anointing flowing through your hands and your entire being to accomplish His works. That is why God has the confidence to send us out and that is how the walls of spiritual Jerichos in our lives will crumble.
Make this declaration:
God is not depending on the physical strength of my hands. He is depending on His supernatural anointing flowing through my hands and my entire being to accomplish His works.