RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
YOUR FAITH-RESPONSE TO THE WORD .
Saturday, October 28th ,2017
For no word from God shall be void of power (Luke 1:37 ASV).
God’s Word comes to you with the power to produce in you the message it bears. His Word never comes empty; howbeit, you must receive it in faith and respond accordingly. That was what Mary did when the angel of the Lord brought her the message from God that she would give birth to the Saviour, Jesus. She said, “…Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word…” (Luke 1:38).
She trusted the message; she believed it and responded in agreement, and it worked. That’s how you respond to God. The Bible says, “…He hath said…so that we may boldly say…” (Hebrews 13:5-6). Your faith-response is what you say as a result of God’s Word that comes to you. God didn’t give us His Word just so we can believe it, but most essentially, that we can respond to it. So, you can make your personal faith-proclamations on the basis of His Word. It’s the affirmation of it that produces results.
For example, the Word says, “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). Your faith-response, therefore, should be, “Christ is in me; therefore, in my ministry, in my health, in my finances, in my family, job, business, academics, and in all that concerns me, the glory of God is manifest! I walk in the excellence and glory of Christ; there’s no reproach in my life!”
Psalm 23:4 says, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me….”*_ Your faith-response should be, “No matter the evil or adversities, I triumph over them, because greater is He that’s in me than he that’s in the world.” Hallelujah!
Make the Word effectual in your life, with your faith-response.
Dear Father, I thank you for the teaching of your Word, and the power in it. Thank you for the Holy Spirit, who teaches me to respond rightly to the Word. I walk in righteousness, divine health, financial abundance, victory, and in your glory today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD.
Romans 8:35-37 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: 2 Timothy 4:1-22,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 8:12-21,
2 Kings 19-20