Wisdom For The Day Devotional 31 May 2022 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Believe To See The Goodness Of God
TOPIC: Believe To See The Goodness Of God (TREM Devotional 31 May 2022)
“I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” – Psalms 27:13. (KJV)
The Psalmist said he had almost fainted if he had not believed, to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. In order words, David is saying in effect that God’s goodness is there. David is saying that: God who is a good God, has already released His goodness. But he needed to do something to receive it. He needed to do something to get it. He needed to believe.
God’s Goodness is available! The challenge is that there are a lot of other things that are distracting you and making it difficult for you to see the Goodness of God. Those distractions were the things that were trying to cause David to faint. But he decided that he wasn’t going to faint! Can you believe it? That is the question. If you can only believe, you will see the Goodness of God. David made a choice to believe in God’s goodness because God is always good. God is never the one withholding anything from us. When “believe” meets with the Word of God, something happens. When there is a collision between believing and God’s Word, all things are possible. That is why God’s Word is very important in the Christian faith.
So, you see, God has literally put everything in your court. It is not about Him being able! He is able! He can do anything! There is no problem without a solution with God. When it defies man’s ability, God always has an answer. Can you believe it? That is the critical issue! The ancient prophet of God declares: “Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?” (Isaiah 53:1 KJV). In other words, God is looking for who can dare believe the report. Who amongst you there can believe the report? The issue is not about your need, it is about believing God’s report. Power is released when you believe God’s report. The Goodness of God is made manifest in your life when you believe the Lord’s report.
Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – 2 Chronicles 13-14
Evening – John 12:1-26
Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.