Sometimes you need to, but many times you should just go and chew on it to see if you can take your Word all the way. Chewing on your Word for a minute is no sign of doubt and disbelief in it. I know many that would say the success of the Word is up to God, but if that was all true, would the ultimate winner as we know the Father to be, allow any of His Word to return to Him unsuccessful? Why don’t we allow the Father to answer that question: Isaiah 55:11, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Well, there is His answer. Since there is so much Word returning incomplete to the middle man, you and I, then the problem has to be with the middle man. The Father has stated that His Word shall not return unto Him void, so that leaves us for the Word to return to as we were the last to receive it, and then send it out with our faith. Can you imagine how much power the Word can lose going from a Lamborghini down to a Hyundai. Plus we know up until the Godhead started to include man in the mix, the first six days of creation without man’s hand in it was a masterpiece. So look for those times when a little time of pondering may allow you to see the tree that you couldn’t quickly see for the forest.
You will be joining the best ever in everything that’s good, when you too decide to ponder or chew on your Word heard for a while before crossing the line of not returning from it. Yes, the Father Himself pondered over you know who? The pondering over man is the first ponder of record for which “I” could find. When God created everything else, He revealed it out of His perfect Will, and the Word of truth made what the Will revealed; however, when God created man, God did not reveal man out of His perfect Will to be made by the Word of truth. God revealed to his Word of truth to take a break, and that they would use what was already created to make man. So out in the undeveloped grounds, I can imagine there was this by product that would just rise up in the air every time any of the herds would race across any of the grounds. And imagine God saying, let that be man, and we shall call it dust. Then God formed man from the dust of the ground without ever running one laboratory test on the ground to be used: Genesis 2:7, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Let’s read the conclusion of God’s ponder of man. The first Adam received the bulk of the pondering: Genesis 1:27, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” And Genesis 5:2, “Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.” The male and female man was made as one at first in the image of God to be all one as is God, and their name was Adam. And after considerable pondering along with some disruption to be as one between the male and the female in the one man, God decided that it was not good for the one man having the male and the female together, to be alone or to be all one. So God separated the male and the female in the one man from being all one, and God took out the female and made them to be two: Genesis 2:18, “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” And God did just that. Genesis 2:21-22, “ And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.” The ponder has paid off, as there was no more a male and female man alone as one. God then made man to be separate, each a male and a female, no longer alone or all one; but as two to help each other out. Plus this way, each one, the male and the female man, can now take responsibility for each’s own action without dragging the other along against his or her will. You know, I did always wonder which part of the first Adam, male or the female, had the first interest to check out the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Anyway, go ahead and chew on your Word. It is better to fix it if you can, than to just let it run wild because you waited too late to realize it. If God pondered and fixed His, who are we to think more highly of ourselves than we ought; for “Pondering Without Doubt” is indeed Ok. There maybe a time when you are not able to take your Word all the way. The Word itself can always go all the way, but can you always go all the way with it. How do you know if you should re-call your Word for a different Word? If you just missed the bridegroom because of whatever, you may want to work on another Word to be ready for what is coming next. The key to victory in walking in the Word is to ponder on your Situation to eliminate the resources already present, and then already be at full faith to go with the Word that God sends forth to you. The Father is always expecting for us to go with the Word, and we need to expect the same from ourselves. When we ponder, we are also giving ourselves the chance to move in the right direction. There are usually more than one way to walk out the Word, and pondering gives us that chance to move in the way in which we can move in faith the strongest to go the distance. When I was doing my leadership workshops a few years back, I would have the leaders whenever it was possible, and without cost to them, to wait 24 hours before making the decision even if they already knew their answer. Many times there are answers in the pipeline that are still flowing out. And because all faith operations follow a process, you want to give the process all the time that you can to deliver everything that it has already in the process on the way to you. So don’t think of pondering in a negative way, but think of it as a way to start the process, and bring some trees to the front that may have been hidden to you by the Forest. It is not so easy to see everything when there is a lot to see. Now Ponder Without Doubt.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.