“Are you still watching?”
Netflix asks its viewers this question if the person has been watching a series for an extended period of time. The viewer must select either “YES” to keep watching or “NO” to turn off the program. I asked myself, “Why does Netflix ask me if I'm still watching?”. Why do they care?
Well, per Netflix’s website, Netflix asks, "Are you still watching?" so you don't lose your place or use unnecessary internet data when you're not actually watching a TV show or movie. How considerate of them? Well, I'm asking you are you still watching? Not if you’re still tuned into your favorite romance, comedy, or horror series…
I'm asking are you still watching for the promises of God? Are you looking for the thing that you prayed for? Or have you fallen asleep?
Well wake up, I say! Wake up and watch! Stand on your post and look for the prayers to be answered. Netflix says that they ask if you're still watching so that you don't lose your place, but I'm asking so that you don't lose your faith!
It takes faith to keep watching for something that hasn't arrived, especially when it looks as if it may never come. I recall how Elijah had his servant check the sky for rain when there wasn't a single cloud on the horizon.
And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.
And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand…
1 Kings 18:43-44 (KJV)
It didn’t look like it was going to rain. Yet, they kept looking. The act of looking proved their faith. Regardless of how clear the sky was, they expected rain. So, are you still watching? Are you still looking?
If you're not watching, you must think it's not coming. And if you think it’s not coming, it isn’t. For without faith, it’s impossible to please God. Jesus left Nazareth without performing many miracles because the people didn’t believe as noted in Matthew 13.
Will you believe today?
Believe that it is coming. Keep watching! Just because it didn’t happen yesterday doesn’t mean it won’t happen today or tomorrow. Just because you were disappointed last time, doesn’t mean you’ll be disappointed this time. You never know what each day may bring. You don’t know what incredible things God may do on your behalf, and you’ll never know if you’re not looking for it to happen.
So, again I ask you, are you still watching? I encourage you to select “YES” to keep watching. Why select “NO”? For all you know the show is just about to get good…
I bid you adeiu dear reader. I pray that you maintain your faith in God and in His ability to make your request a reality. May God bless you and keep you.
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