“Be still, and know that I am God;….” Psalm 46:10
The countdown is still on and so far, it has been quite amazing in deed. The responses from friends following the #LAST70DAYSOF2013 series have been very encouraging. It is simply beautiful to know that someone is being blessed by this. It is a good reason enough to ensure that this project continues. Today is day 11 and I will like to encourage you today and for the rest of the year to believe God (note that I did not say believe in God because that is primary step I believe you have taken already). By believe God, I mean trust Him, His words and promises. Believe God for that dream, goal, husband, wife, business, career, child, healing, promotion; believe Him to use you in the coming year to bless others……you name it. Anything you can think of is possible with God. When I say believe God, I am serious about it.
When we talk about belief in God, so many people will claim to be in this class. Unfortunately, it is only head knowledge of God that some people have. If you truly believe in God, you will believe His words and promised. It will show in your attitude towards the battles you fought this year and the mountains you encountered this year and how you responded to them. Life is so simple and full of ease when we totally believe God to be there for us concerning whatever we face. He has promised “He will never leave nor forsake you”. Is it not amazing to know that the most powerful personality in and behind history is by your side and has promised to continue to be there for you? By the way, I am not talking about believing that there is God for surely there is and there is no argument against His existence for “even the demons believe and tremble.” I am talking about beyond believing in His existence to believing God for what He can do for you in the remaining part of the year and the many years to come.
He has given you the privilege to place a demand on His power when He said “call on me and I will answer you and I will show you great and mighty things you know never known”. Unfortunately, for most people, when they face challenges, they’d rather first pick up their phone, scroll through their contacts list and see who to call first. But if you believe God, whenever you face any situation, your first port of call should be the heavenly assembly. There you are sure that there will never be any disappointment. And as well, it is a curse to place your trust and belief in men. Even though men are the instruments to our open doors in life, no man can really help you unless it is sanction by God for that to be.
For surely, “those that know their God shall be strong and do exploits…..” Daniel said. But when we approach life with fear and lack of faith, it shows we do not really believe that God has all things under control, that He has all the powers in heaven and earth and is able to do exceeding above what we can imagine. Believing God can be so powerful especially when everything and everyone we look up to in life fails. If you had believed God wholeheartedly without doubt, I am sure you would have had a better 2013. Thank God, you have another opportunity to truly believe God for the year coming.
So what are we expected to believe about God for in 2014?
Believe God for good things in life
Believe God for great things in life
Believe God for your forgiveness
Believe God for your future
Believe God for the impossible
Believe God, after that…….continues tomorrow. Keep in touch.
Prayer: May your faith remains strong and unshakable for the rest of the year and into 2014 and bring you every desired heart longing, Amen.