“This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – (Joshua 1:9, NLT)
As we continue in the journey of faith, we shall be looking at the theme-“From Faith to Faith” because the Just shall live by faith. At the end of this victorious month, you will develop extraordinary faith like the Heroes of Faith in Hebrews Chapter 11 in Jesus’ name.
In the same way that faith opens the door for God to work in our lives, fear does not only paralyzes our faith, but it opens the door for the enemy to work in our lives. The Bible says fear brings torment. Fear has no mercy. If you act on fear instead of acting on faith, it will keep you depressed, miserable and lonely. So many people today are missing out on God’s joy, peace and victory because they keep giving in to fear. They feed fear by what they watch on TV or read in the news or on the internet. Don’t let that be you! Romans tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. The more you fill your heart and mind with God’s Word, the stronger your faith will be so you can stand against the powers of darkness. Choose faith instead of fear by choosing God’s Word. Fear leads nowhere; enthusiasm can lead everywhere.
Remember, the power that is in you is greater than the power of fear. When thoughts come that say, “You’re not able,” choose faith by saying, “I can do all things through Christ!” Choose faith, overcome fear and live in the freedom God has in store for you!
The scriptures says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith”. (Romans 1:16-17). Apostle Paul is simply saying that it by faith and faith alone that one receives this righteous status and understands God’s work of saving sinners. The same key that that secured your salvation can also open the door of healing, breakthrough and success; just that many refrain from applying the key to certain doors, hence they are refused access. Apply that key and see the doors to next your level open.
As the window of 2016 winds up, close the door on fear by guarding what you say, listen to and dwell on. Ask God to fill you with His love and faith as you meditate on His Word. Brethren, it is the bold, not the weak, who jump higher during hard times. Those who try again will triumph again, so keep your faith alive. By leaving your old self and taking a leap of faith into the unknown, you find out what you are truly capable of becoming. There is a great future for you and your days this month are loaded with enviable blessings, hear from Him always and see by eyes of faith to enter into your promised land.