November 12, 2020 Spirit Meat Devotional : Topic – STEPS TO BUILD A FAITH LIFE III: BE PERSUADED IN GOD’S ABILITY & WILLINGNESS – Romans 4:21, Isaiah 66:7-11
This is one area you must settle in your journey of faith. Think about it: How can God Almighty, the maker of heaven and earth, give you, His beloved child, a promise and not have the ability to perform it? Do not let human limitations or the previous experiences you have had with people who had broken promises to you affect your interaction with God!
In Romans 4:21, you will observe 3 words that start with the letter ‘P’, and these words show the job division amongst the parties involved in a faith journey. God is the giver of the PROMISE (you cannot cook up one) and as such, He is responsible to PERFORM it, provided you are PERSUADED in His ability and willingness to do it. He said “I am watching my word to perform it” (Jer. 1:12). He didn’t ask you to perform it. He asks you to stand on it so remind God and bring it back to Him. Abraham was persuaded that what God promised, He is able to perform. You must come to that level of persuasion.
If you are not persuaded, don’t go for prayers. Most people come out for prayer in church without being persuaded. What you should be doing is persuading yourself before the time of prayer. Seven people can come out for prayer and only two of them are persuaded. God goes out of His way to persuade us. Sometimes, when you hear testimonies around, it is God persuading someone. The faster you can persuade yourself, the faster you can get your miracle.
PRAYER: Dear Holy Spirit, help me to work on my persuasion so that God can perform His promises to me. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ezekiel 24:1-26:21, Hebrews 11:1-16, Psalm 110:1-7, Proverbs 27:14