Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional
YOUR FAITH WILL BE TESTED
Focus On The Result And Don’t Vacillate
TO THE BIBLE:*
Romans 4:19-21 GNB
_“He was then almost one hundred years old; but his faith did not weaken when he thought of his body, which was already practically dead, or of the fact that Sarah could not have children. His faith did not leave him, and he did not doubt God’s promise; his faith filled him with power, and he gave praise to God. He was absolutely sure that God would be able to do what he had promised.”_
Time tests faith. You can easily tell whether someone is walking in faith or in unbelief when he’s pressed for time. When pressure builds after an expected process has refused to yield the desired result and you begin to vacillate, wondering whether or not you heard God right, that’s unbelief, not faith. Many people unknowingly walk in unbelief every day, because they don’t fully understand what it means to be unbelieving. To be unbelieving is to doubt the veracity and integrity of God’s Word.
Faith, on the other hand, doesn’t doubt, no matter the circumstances; it’s fully persuaded that what God has said is the absolute reality. Where unbelief starts fretting because of some delay, faith remains unshaken because it doesn’t consider or think on the process. Rather, it focuses only on the results. The Lord Jesus in Mark 11:23 said, _“Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! And does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him”_ (AMPC).
It’s not for you to wonder how the mountain will move into the sea after you’ve commanded it to move. Yours is to focus on the result and refuse to vacillate; be fully persuaded that your confessions of faith will surely come to pass.
James 1:6* But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Hebrews 3:12* Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
Romans 11:20* Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
Dear Father, I thank you for the infallibility of your Word on which my confidence is built. Help me, Lord, never to doubt the integrity of your Word because your Word is faithful and true, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
*Daily Bible Reading*
John 10:22-42, 2 Kings 8-9
1 Corinthians 11:20-29, Proverbs 18