Read: Exodus 3:14 and Numbers 23:19, and Mark 11:22-24
Pray: Lord, help met to believe that You are who You say You are.
Help me to believe that You still can do what You did in the past.
Help me to believe that You can, want to, and will do everything You promised to do.
We are saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8). We are justified because we believe (Romans 1:17 & 3:28; Galatians 2:16). By faith we receive the Holy Spirit (Galatians 3:14) and we conquer the sinful world by faith (1 John 5:4). When we pray according to God’s will in faith, we receive all we ask (Mark 11:24; Hebrews 11:6; James 1:6). This means that we live by faith and not by what we see (2 Corinthians 5:7). The devil’s attack was aimed at destroying Peter’s faith, and that was why Jesus prayed that Peter’s faith would not fail (Luke 22:32). The importance of faith is clear. Can you and I afford not to pray about our faith (cf. Mark 9:24)?
I said something about faith and prayer on Day 14. Let us be still and answer the following questions honestly:
- How will it change your life if you believe that God really is who He says He is?
- How will it change your life if you believe that God is able to do everything the Bible says He has done?
- How will it change your life if you are 100% convinced that God can, wants to and will do everything He promised to do in His Word?
I must confess: My life shows that I am struggling to believe these things. I have my own human ideas about God. I often proclaim more about God than I really believe.
I battle most with my own unbelief and its destructive consequences. Most of the problems in my life are caused by my unbelief. Therefore I dwell before the throne with this prayer. I simply must believe with a child-like faith, that these three things are true of God, because what remains if I do not? It is all or nothing. If I open the door to unbelief just a crack, it will come rushing through and destroy everything I do believe. Lord, help me to believe!
Can you afford not to dwell before the throne with this prayer?
Prayer: Lord, that I believe is all thanks to You. Keep me from unbelief and help me to believe in You like a child. You are consistent and You cannot lie. Thank You for this promise.
Dwell before the throne with this prayer for faith for the Church of Jesus Christ in Africa. Unbelief, superstition and heathen traditions undermine the power, effectiveness and testimony of the Church.
Pray for Africa: Focus on the agricultural community of Djibouti and Eritrea.