RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
WEDNESDAY, 4TH JANUARY.
THEME: BUILD YOUR FAITH STRONG.
OPENING SCRIPTURE:…God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith (Romans 12:3).
what our opening verse says: God has given to every man the measure of
faith. This doesn’t suggest that God is going to give you faith when you
pray hard or fast long enough; He’s already done it. He’s given you
“the measure of faith,” not “a measure of faith.” This means each one of
us was given the same measure of faith when we received the Gospel.
to the Lord Jesus, even the smallest ounce of faith can move mountains;
it can do the impossible: “…verily I say unto you, If ye have faith
as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove
hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be
impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20). The Lord however doesn’t want you
to remain at the level of small or mustard-seed faith; He wants your
faith to grow and be strong. Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes by
hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. The emphasis is on “hearing,”
that is, the continued bombardment of your spirit with the Word of God.
But the way to build your faith strong and make it effective is by
exercising it; that is, acting on the Word.
Your faith will be
weak if you don’t exercise it. It’s like someone who keeps eating but
doesn’t exercise; his muscles will grow big but weak. In the same
manner, God’s Word is food to your spirit. If you keep receiving God’s
Word and do nothing with it, your faith will be weak. Weak faith causes
people to stagger, and as a result, fear grips them and they’re defeated
by the crises of life. However, the cure for weak faith is putting the
Word to work; acting on the Word.
The more you meditate on God’s
Word, and put it to work, the greater, and stronger your faith. The
Bible says about Abraham, “He staggered not at the promise of God
through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God” (Romans
4:20). Build your faith strong by using it even in the seemingly small
or simple matters of life. Exercise your faith all the time. Don’t allow
that headache; use your faith against it. Do you require wisdom to move
your business to the next level? Act on the Word, and build your faith
Dear Father, I thank you for your Word that
bolsters faith in my spirit and causes me to see and do the impossible.
I’m developing my faith and building it strong by meditating, declaring
and acting on the Word. I live in victory, always and forever, in Jesus’
Proverbs 24:10 Hebrews 11:3
1 John 5:4
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 4 Genesis 9-11
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 2:13-23 Genesis 4