If someone gave you a fat check for $1 million, what would you do with it? What would be the first thing you would buy? Who would be the first person you would bless? A million dollars would be a game-changer for all of us. For most people, all of their financial problems would be resolved instantaneously. The only thing standing between you and your new life would be a financial institution that had the money on hand to cash your check. However, you go from bank to bank to bank and no one has the funds available to cash your windfall. Imagine at the end of the day how utterly frustrated you would be. You have the guaranteed funds within your hand, but no bank could release the money into your hands; so close, yet so far away from solving all of your financial woes.
This fictitious scenario plays out in so many believers’ lives. God has given us hundreds of promises and he will do everything that he says. Right now, we have that fat check. The Bible says, “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (II Peter 1:4).
His promises are more real than a million-dollar check. His promises are his “Kingdom currency.” However, we must be able to connect the promises of God with his power. When the two are connected, everything contained in his promises is released into our lives.
Our faith is the bank that can cash our Kingdom currency. Faith is the method to connect God’s promises with His power. Faith is intangible and invisible, but is as real as the computer screen you are looking at. God has deposited faith within us so that we can release it into the spiritual realm. Faith is something that has to be released or it will stagnate. Faith is never intended to be stored up, but interactive and dynamic. You either use it or you lose it!
Think about it for a moment: You already have faith that is active within you. Many do not see the value of it, but faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1).
Without faith it is impossible to please God, because whoever comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him (Hebrews 11:6). Our faith represents us in that invisible and intangible realm. We received God’s favor at salvation. We receive his promises by faith and not by tears and emotions. Today it is time to cash in your Kingdom currency!