TREM Devotional 19 December 2021 Daily Devotional By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Faith Takes What Grace Has Given
TOPIC: Faith Takes What Grace Has Given
“Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land; begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.” Deuteronomy 2:24 (KJV)
When God said to the children of Israel that He had given them Canaan, He did not drive away the giants from that land. That is why the ten of them and the rest who believed in the ten could not take what belonged to them. The Lord had given them the land but He left the giants because He had already given them the ability to drive them out. There are several things that are combined for you to be able to take what grace has made available to you. Grace gives, but if faith does not take what grace has given, it doesn’t mean that grace has not given; you can still not possess it, even though it is yours.
For instance, the Bible tells us in Titus 2:11: “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation has appeared to all men.’’ In other words, grace is available to people all over the world; red, yellow, black, white, short, tall, educated, illiterate or wherever you are coming from in any part of the globe. However, the grace has brought salvation but not all men are saved because not all have taken advantage of what grace has given.
We live in a world today where it is vital that as a Christian, you must keep the fire burning. This is very important because it determines whether you will receive or not. It is enthusiasm that fuels pursuit and pursuit brings about results. So, if the enthusiasm is no more, you will struggle to do things you could easily do when you newly gave your heart to Christ. You can no longer pursue anything; you will merely exist. One of the things that make Christianity exciting is that there are activities you are involved in that make your full potential come alive. Otherwise, there will be no excitement, no pursuit and no results.
Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – Jonah;
Evening – Revelation 10