Today's Devotional - Rhapsody of Realities
TRAINING YOURSELF IN THE FAITH-LIFE
Friday, May 22nd, 2020
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD DSc DD
But without faith it is impossible to please him:
for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and
that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him
The Bible says, “The Just shall live by faith”; that means
faith is our lifestyle. Therefore, you must train yourself in
the faith-life. When you came into Christ, God gave you a perfect life
and showed you how to live that life to the full. His will is for you to
be in charge and in control of your life, with everything working out
right for you. But the extent to which you live that life is a function of
your faith. That’s why it’s so important for you to understand how
faith works, and to learn to use what you’ve got.
For example, when you feel some discomfort in your body, the
first thing shouldn’t be to call the doctor or dash to the drug store.
Speak to your body. You say, “I speak perfection, health and
wholeness to all the systems of my body; they respond to the divine life
in me and function rightly, in the Name of Jesus!” Stick to the
Word, and you’ll surely have a testimony!
Sometimes, when people face challenges, they’d say, “I’ve
been using my faith, but nothing is happening.” That’s because
they’re struggling to make their faith work. Speak faith-filled words
ever before trouble shows up, so that when it does, your faith will be
Learn from Jesus: He talked to trees, winds, waves, water,
fishes, food, etc., letting us know that everything in life has
intelligence and that sound conveys energy. Therefore, apart from
talking to your body to be in health, learn to talk to things in your
home, your work tools, your money—everything in your care and
under your watch—they all have intelligence. Use your mouth to
retain their value and keep them perfect.
It makes no difference the circumstances you face; stick to the
Word. Maintain your confession, and the only guaranteed outcome
would be the triumph of your faith. Hallelujah!
I consciously disregard temporal circumstances and shift my
gaze and focus on the eternal realities of our heavenly
Kingdom. Irrespective of contrary winds and opposition, my
faith grows by the Word, prevails and triumphs. I speak
perfection to my health, finances, family and all that concerns
me, and they respond to my faith-filled proclamations, in the
Name of Jesus. Amen.
"Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back,
my soul shall have no pleasure in him. "
2 Corinthians 4:18 AMPC
" Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting. "
" And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 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. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. "
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
2 Kings 8-9
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
1 Corinthians 11:20-29