Wednesday August 3, 2016.
Author : Bishop Julius
Verse of the Day: But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord.- James 1 : 6 – 7(NET)
LISTEN: Having unsettled option, hesitating in belief and a rejection of faith in God are things that makes it difficult to receive from Him. God created us and want us to depend on Him as a faithful Father that he is. However, because of unbelief and doubt, many doesn’t believe in Him; as a result they’re unstable in all their ways. The Bible said, “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8). Double-minded people are not stable, firm, or fixed in their endeavours. Double-mindedness is an expression of divided attention; it makes people very uncertain of themselves and their plans. Such people are already confused with their lives.
The one who doubts and lives in unbelief can’t be sincere and upright in his request; he asks for one thing and mean another. He is a person that honours God with his lips but his heart is far from him. Besides, he lacks confidence in God and is confused in his mind; restless in his thoughts, unsettled in his intentions and designs, he is uncertain in his opinion of things; he is always changing, and never at a point; he is always shifting and moving. Sadly, the consequence is that such a person cannot receive anything from God.
Beloved, is your life characterized by a double-minded lifestyle? So unstable like the wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind? Remember, until you change and become stable, you are certainly not going to receive anything from the LORD. Whatever you ask of God, it must be by faith without wavering; only then can you receive the answers to your prayers.
Having read today’s devotional, what are you expected to do?
1. Fight your doubt with the word of God.
2. Try what you’ve been afraid of by faith
3. Address your fears by reading and meditating in the word of God.
4. Always pray against the spirit of doubt and unbelief
Determine not to doubt God’s power to hear you. Ask and trust him to grant your prayers.
Daily Reflection : Doubt makes you unstable and unprepared to attempt great things to excel.
LORD, teach my heart not to doubt you, but in every circumstance to always believe what your word says in Jesus’ name, amen.
Prophetic Word : Today, I prophesy over your life, every spirit of doubt and unbelief in your life be arrested right now in Jesus ‘ name.