July 23: Exercising Faith in the Word

Luke 1:45

And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord

Romans 1:16

 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Faith in the Word makes it prevail in your life. The Word always prevails in an atmosphere of faith. Faith dignifies and glorifies the Word. The Word is pleased to be all that faith says it is. Whatever faith demands of the Word, it produces. Faith pleases and glorifies God. How? Faith takes the Word at face value. Faith banks on the Word, and relies on the Word to produce whatever it demands. The Word is the foundation of faith, and faith is the foundation of life. We cannot be who we are without believing in who we are. Believing is the power that drives being. All that we are came by faith. Faith is actually our fate. We do not have any fate apart from our faith. We don’t believe in fate, and accept fate as permanent, but we believe the Word of God, which is good, and that becomes our fate. Fate changes as faith changes. Faith is king in the world of wonders and fulfilment of destiny. You don’t have to accept a miserable fate or destiny. God did not design a terrible destiny for you (Jeremiah 29:11). Don’t call your situation your fate. No, it is not. Whatever the Word says about you, that’s what destiny has available for you. When you believe it, your life is transformed from glory to glory.

Our opening Scripture is a marvel of God’s commitment to performing whatever we believe according to the Word. Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, said: “And blessed is she that believed, for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord”. When God speaks to you, and you choose to believe His Word, that commits Him to perform what He told you. God is not committed to performing His Word to you in unbelief or doubt. God will fulfill to you His Word that you have believed. Therefore, every Word God sends your way demands faith of you to be fulfilled. You need to learn to exercise faith in the Word, and that requires taking God’s Word at face value. You believe that it is yours, and that it is working for you. You let your heart agree with the Word. You take possession of it as you would a personal possession. Then you give expression to it by acting on it as though it has been done already. You put the Word in your mouth, and say it in faith. You let your action be in line with the Word that you have believed. That’s how to exercise faith in the Word.

My Solid Front (Confession): 

In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I am a believer in the Word, and a doer of the Word. I put the Word to work in my life, and get awesome results in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Meditation:

Hebrews 4:1-3; James 1:22-25