SCRIPTURE: So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. Genesis 12:4.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Faith is obeying God’s Word.
The Scripture makes it clear that as children of God, our survival is anchored on our faith (Galatians 3:11). The just shall live by faith.
This means, if you are a born again Christian and you are justified by the Blood of Jesus Christ, your survival on earth depends on your faith. The quality of your life is anchored on your faith. So, to play with your faith is to jeopardize your life and destiny.
It is important that we understand faith.
What then is faith?
Faith is obeying God’s Word to confirm our trust and confidence in God’s promises to us and His provisions for us.
In Genesis 12:1-4, God gave a word to Abraham and Abraham obeyed God to confirm his trust in God.
Faith is obeying God’s Word. When God told Abraham to depart from his kindred, he obeyed God. That is faith. Abraham obeyed God’s Word to confirm his confidence in the promise God made to him.
When God gave Abraham the promise to make him a blessing, God seemed to have told him, “Before this promise will come to pass, I demand an action of obedience from you. So, get out of your father’s house to a land I will show you and I will make your name great.”
It was possible for Abraham to remain where God spoke to him for another thirty years and be claiming God’s promise of blessing and greatness. He would probably have died there with unfulfilled promises because of disobedience.
My counsel is, make up your mind to obey God’s Word so you can put your faith to work.
REMEMBER THIS: Faith is obeying God’s Word.
1. Make up your mind to keep your faith alive by the instrumentality of obedience.
2. Refuse to procrastinate or disobey God’s Word to you.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for showing me obedience as a pathway to manifesting my faith in You. I ask that You help me to obey Your Word, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING FAITH (PT2).
QUOTE: The strength of your faith in God determines the security of your destiny. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Judges 9-12.
REFLECTION: The proof that you believe that God will do for you what He promised to do, is that you do the things God asked you to do. Waiting for God to do what He says He would do without you doing what He asked you to do is waiting without ceasing.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: The grace for obedience is released upon you this day in Jesus’ Name.