RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR NOVEMBER 13, 2023 (ALWAYS EXERCISE YOUR FAITH)
TOPIC: ALWAYS EXERCISE YOUR FAITH
Today’s Scripture: Romans 12:3
…God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Observe what our opening verse says: God has given to every man the measure of faith. He’s already done it. Each one of us was given the same measure of faith when we received the Gospel.
According to the Lord Jesus, with the smallest ounce of faith, you 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). But what is faith? How does the Bible define faith?
The answer is in Hebrews 11:1 It says, “Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see…” (AMPC). How does faith come? It’s through the Word: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).
The Lord doesn’t want you to remain at the level of small 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. Weak faith causes people to stagger, and as a result, fear grips them and they’re defeated by the crisis of life. However, the cure for weak faith is putting the Word to work, and acting on the Word.
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. Act on the Word, and build your faith strong.
Dear Father, I thank you for your Word that builds my faith and causes me to see the invisible and do the impossible. By faith in the Word, I consciously take advantage of my inheritance in Christ, walking in the fullness of the blessings of the Gospel, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
6 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.
38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Hebrews 11:1-16 & Ezekiel 5-7
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 11:47-57 &1 Chronicles 13
Rhapsody of Realities is written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Prepare yourself for more spiritual growth, more clarity and motivation, and a deeper understanding of God’s word as you read this devotional.
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