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RHAPSODY OF REALITIES 2023 DEVOTIONAL WAS WRITTEN BY PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME (D.SC., D.D.). PRESIDENT OF LOVE WORLD INC, AKA CHRIST EMBASSY INTERNATIONAL
Rhapsody Of Realities Devotional, November 13th, 2023
TOPIC: Always Exercise Your Faith
SCRIPTURE READING:Romans 12:3 – …God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
ONE-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Hebrews 11:1–16 & Ezekiel 5-7
TWO-YEAR BIBLE PLAN: John 11:47–57 and 1 Chronicles 13
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 11:1-3; Hebrews 11:6; Hebrews 10:38-39
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.
PRAYER: 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.
PRAYER OF SALVATION
Please say this prayer.
I come to you, Lord Jesus. I admit that I am a sinner, and I want to be right with you. I ask you to forgive me for all my sins. Wash me away from all unrighteousness, and please keep me clean today. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord” and believe in my heart that God raised me,
Thank you for saying that prayer. You are in CHRIST now. Old things have passed away. HALLELUJAHRhapsody Of Realities Devotional, October 19, 2023