TO THE BIBLE: James 1:22 MSG
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
God’s Word is all-powerful! It has the unique ability to produce in you whatever it talks about. However, the Word won’t produce results for you except you do what it says. And to get the Word working, you’ve got to create the right environment—the faith-environment—by believing and acting on it.
Study the faith of Abraham in the Bible, and you’ll find that he knew how to set up the right environment for God’s Word to work. He mixed the Word with his faith and gave glory to God. He believed what the Lord told him about being a father of many nations, though he was a hundred years old, and his wife ninety (Genesis 17:5, Romans 4:17).
Romans 4:19-21 tells us more: “Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and Sarah’s womb was dead: Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God; being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised” (NIV).
Abraham exhibited four vital faith qualities that got God’s Word working in his life: One: he didn’t consider physical circumstances. Two: he didn’t waver. Three: He gave glory to God. And four: he was fully persuaded. This is how you create the faith-environment. When you personalise, apprehend, appropriate, and take a stand on God’s Word for yourself, like Abraham, you’ll get your desired results.
Dear Father, I thank you for your Word that builds my faith and confidence in you! As I put your Word to work in my life today, my success, progress, and prosperity are guaranteed, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
John 5:31-47, 1 Kings 7-8
Mark 9:30-37, Numbers 14
If there’s anything in God’s Word you desire, declare it as yours in faith and hold on to your confession.