“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” – Luke 1:37
LIGHT FOR NOW: Faith in God is taking God at his word.
As God’s children, we are faced with life’s challenges; we are faced with situations that require the impossible, that require something beyond what we can do within ourselves. It is so easy to agree with the power of God, to the ability of God in erroneous miracles that God can do. David in Psalm 8:1-3 said “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained.” So we all don’t have a problem in viewing the power of God. One of the things the angel said to Mary in Luke 1:37 are “With God, nothing is impossible”. But with all we say about God and all we believe about God, how come when it comes to situation of our lives, we hardly find the hand of God as it were the intervention of God)\ in our own affairs? Some of us have what E.W. Kenyon calls “mental ascent”; we know in our head that God is powerful; we know in our minds that there is nothing impossible for God to do. When it comes to our everyday lives, when we face life’s challenges, the bible says in John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”.
Faith in God is taking God at his word because God means what he says and he says what he means. Jesus said to them in Matthew 14:27, “Be of good cheer, it is I; be not afraid”. Why will he say this? This is because fear paralyses the potentials of faith. You cannot be in fear and in faith at the same time; when you are in fear, you are not in faith and vice versa. Fear and faith cannot work together. It is either you are in faith or you are in fear. In Romans 4, talking about Abraham popularly known as the father of faith; the man who believed God in Genesis 15:6 and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Romans 4:17 says “calleth these things…” The word “to call” means to speak out. To speak out things that doesn’t exist as though they exist; that means you don’t have to see it before you say it. He says “He calleth these things that be not…” In faith, you don’t see it before you say it; you say it before you see it. Faith is the substance of things hoped for; faith calleth the things that be not as though they were. That means, if it does not exist, you call it; if you cannot see it, you call it. Glory!
INSTRUCTION: If it does not exist, call it.
CONFESSION: I am not wishing I am in faith. Faith is the substance of things hoped for; therefore, I declare that every impossibility becomes possible, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: Faith calleth the things that be not as though they were.
DAILY BIBLEREADING: MORNING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 14; EVENING: ROMANS CHAPTER 4