Topic: Strengthen Your Faith With The Word [Sunday, February 19th]
But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people (Luke 21:23).*_
The Word of God is truth, irrespective of what your experiences might be. The Word never fails. There’re people who say they pray, but never receive answers. Some others lament that they gave so much to God, but never received much in return. There’re also those who say, “I’ve been speaking the Word concerning my healing for such a long time, yet I’m sick.” Now, if any of these applies to you, then here’s something you should know: Your experience should never affect your confidence in the Word.
As you grow in the knowledge of the Word, and keep the Word in your mouth, no circumstance can successfully stand against you. Just because it’s been several days and there’s still no change as you expect, doesn’t mean it’s failing. The Word never fails.
You must understand that Christian growth and maturity are progressive. Acting your faith to get results isn’t something you become perfect in at once; it gets better and easier as you keep at it. The reason for this has to do with your limited knowledge at the time, meaning, you don’t know enough or there’s too much you don’t know on the subject you’re dealing with. What you’re supposed to do is to keep going for the Word, and keep exercising your faith. Keep strengthening your faith with the Word.
For instance, at a certain time in your life, you might have tried to use your faith to get a certain amount of money, but it didn’t quite work. Don’t be discouraged; grow your faith to the level where it can produce that amount when you want it! If it took you six months the first time, tell yourself, “Next time, I’ll get it in one month, or even less.” Then, begin to study and meditate on the Word with your new goal in focus.
That’s how you train yourself in the faith-life. Never give up on the Word. Stand your ground, and be confident in its ability to prevail over circumstances and put you over all the time.
I stand strong in faith, unshakeable and unmovable, because Christ is the solid rock on which I stand. My faith is hinged on God’s infallible Word, and I live a life of victory, excellence, dominion, and power. I reign, and excel every day, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: || 1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. ||
|| 1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. ||
|| Hebrews 11:6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Mark 4:1-20,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 15:29-39,