Originally published in Charisma Magazine
The Bible says, “If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me. Where I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him” (John 12:26).
Often, people have said to me over the years of my life, whether it’s been in my congregation or when I’ve been travelling internationally as an itinerant evangelist, that I always seem to be very excited and confident that the God I serve will answer my prayers. This is true; I am. I have a slogan I captured many years ago, one I’ve repeated at our church, Living Faith Community Church (LFCC) (#wheretheimpossiblebecomespossible) many times: “If you look after God’s backyard, He will look after your backyard.”
I think there is a kind of presumption, where many people think, If I come to church and do certain things, if I look after certain matters, I expect God will look after us. But let me make it very clear. I want to let you know that with God it’s always two-way traffic; it’s not one-way traffic.