THURSDAY 23 APRIL 2020
PASTOR CHRIS .
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God (Hebrews 11:3).
Some people think it’s nice and humble to always cry to God for help. They think that God loves their “dependency syndrome,” but He doesn’t. Rather, He wants you to effect changes in your life and circumstances with the word of faith on your lips. It reminds of a situation with Jesus and His disciples as they sailed in a boat. The Master had fallen asleep in the rear of the boat, and the Bible says, “…there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy” (Luke 8:23).
The disciples ran to him in utter desperation and said, “Master, master, we perish.” The Master, after rebuking the raging tempest, turned to them and said, “Where is your faith?” (Read Luke 8:23-25). He made them realize they could have done something about the situation without necessarily coming to Him. He said in Matthew 17:20, “…If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed…nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
With your faith, you can achieve and have anything; you can chart the course of your life to align with God’s will and purpose for you. It makes no difference what has happened or is happening with your finances, job and health or in any area of your life; don’t fret or cry for help! Repair, arrange and reconstruct things in line with God’s perfect will with your confessions of faith.
With your faith, you can frame your life in the path of glory and excellence. The Bible says our faith is the victory that overcomes the world: “…this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4). There’s no situation that your faith can’t handle. That’s why Jesus asked His disciples when they panicked during crisis, “Where is your faith?”
Whatever confronts you today is no match for your faith. Change the narrative with your faith-filled confessions. Speak, and keep speaking, and you’ll surely see the change that you desire, because Jesus said, “You shall have what you say” (Mark 11:23).
With the Word of God in my mouth, I frame the kind of life and environment I desire; I arrange and fashion my life and my world to synchronize with God’s perfect will. All things work together for my good. I’m never helpless, for my faith is strong and prevailing. Glory to God!
14-And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying,
15 -“Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water.
16 -So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.”
17- Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.”
18 -And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.
19 -Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”
20-So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
6-But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down from above)
7- or, “‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
8- But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach.
DAILY SCRIPTURES READING
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Samuel 18-19
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
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