Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days” (Heb. 11:30)
READ: Mark 11:22-23
If you want to be a winner, you must know this foundational truth that with God you cannot possibly lose, and without Him, you cannot possibly win. In Exodus 14:21-28, all Moses did was lift up his hands. That was his input. God did the rest. The Lord parted the Red sea. Winning in life depends largely on your relationship with God. There are three foundational truths you must know as a winner. First, recognizing that their success depends on God, winners do everything in their power to please God. How? Hebrews 11:6 says it takes faith to please God. Winners are men and women of faith. They demonstrate faith in all they do. Habakkuk 2:4 says, “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith”. Your faith in God is your most prized possession. It is so important to God that, He said the just shall live by faith four times. It is also why a whole chapter of the Bible was devoted to winners who did exploits through faith (Heb. 11). According to 2 Corinthians 5:7, the one who would please God must not limit his or her decisions to only what can be seen. We do not walk by sight. Is your level of faith pleasing to God?
“By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days” (Heb. 11:30). If only you can have faith and put it to work, there is no wall that can stop you. The type of faith you manifest is what determines how your blessing will reach you. Your level of faith makes it easy or difficult for your blessing to come. Some people believe that until a man of God lays his hands and prays for them, the problem will not go, while some simplify the process by tying their blessing to mere seeing or touching the man of God. There was a woman who was barren for several years who attended a meeting I was present at during my first year as the General overseer. She came to the place at Alagbado, Ogun State with the belief that her problem would be over if only she could sight me. Unfortunately, I had left before she arrived. While weeping, she was directed to another place I would be. She was there early. I came in company of other pastors. After I was introduced, she heaved a sigh of relief and thanked the Lord. Nine months later, her baby was born because of faith! Is your kind of faith adding speed to or delaying your blessing?
Examine your faith and make conscious effort to develop it.
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