CHOOSE TO BELIEVE GOD (1) Thursday, 20 August 2015
“(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” Romans 4:17
Beloved, how deep is your belief in God? How strong is your faith in Him? How well is your trust and dependency on God Almighty? Is there an alternative to your God? Are you seeing Him as a spare tyre, someone you can call upon only when you are in trouble? Do you call on Him when you need Him and discard Him when things are alright? No! God is not your spare tyre. You must depend on Him absolutely. You must give your heart wholly to Him; you must not have an alternative to believing Him. He must be your one and only Authority. Hebrews 11:6 tells us that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Child of God, don’t seek God occasionally, seek Him continually.
In Genesis 15:1, God appeared unto Abraham after he refused that booty from the king of Sodom. He demonstrated His trust and love for God. He was not ready to do anything outside the will of God. He showed his commitment to God. God now said to Abraham “I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward”…If you have me, you have everything. “God was saying to Abraham “if you have me, you have everything because I am your reward. At this time Abraham and His wife were getting old but what did Abraham do to please God? He simply believed the promise of God that he was going to be a father of many nations and he spoke and acted like it.
You will be surprised to know how people come to church, high-five one another, sing, clap, lift up holy hands in worship and walk away not pleasing God. It doesn’t mean they are not children of God, but they are not pleasing God. So God cannot elevate them to the secluded and privileged position of being a friend. It is not every Christian that is a friend of God but you can chose to be one today by obeying His word always, thereby pleasing Him. Today I release upon you the grace to believe every word of God, you receive and to obey them. May your life please God now and always.
Further reading: Genesis 22:1-14 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Psalms 105-106, Evening-1 Corinthians 3