In the depths of your souls, I urge you to guard your faith above all else. Let no substitute or distraction overshadow the power of unwavering belief. Faith, dear ones, is the divine cord that God has graciously extended to you as a believer, enabling you to rise above every pit and challenge you encounter. Therefore, allow me to emphasise again the two invaluable lessons entrusted to me by the Lord: to be led by the Spirit and to walk by faith, for it is faith that holds the key and serves as the great equaliser!
Today, I implore you to take note of the practical steps that ignite and sustain this powerful force within you:
Step 1: Identity with clarity your desires or troubles. Give them a name, a distinct identity. Let your prayers of faith be focused and intentional, for vague petitions bear no weight. Place a definitive mark upon them.
Step 2: Seek the promises of God that pertain to your desires. Delve into the Scriptures and discover the declarations and assurances He has spoken concerning the matter at hand. Within the sacred Word, you will find guidance for every issue you encounter.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
Step 3: Let the promise take residence upon your lips. Speak it forth continually, confessing and declaring it boldly, for it is through your declaration and confession that the solution to your problem is activated.
“So, faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” – Romans 10:17
Step 4: Align your actions with your confession and the promise you embrace. Your deeds become a testament to your beliefs. Even when circumstances suggest otherwise, let your actions mirror unwavering faith. Act as if your desires have already manifested, for faith acts upon the unseen.
“For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.” – James 2:26
Step 5: Speak into existence the things yet unseen. Call forth your wants and needs as if they already exist in the physical realm. The power of your words gives life to the dormant and brings forth the miraculous.
“Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.” – Mark 11:23
I implore you never to disregard the work of faith. Instead, safeguard it with unwavering devotion, allowing nothing and no one to replace its significance in your life. Remember, faith can move mountains and unleash extraordinary miracles amidst the ordinary.
As we part ways, I leave you with this charge: go forth, conquer, and emerge victorious with Jesus by your side. Embrace the power of faith, for it is the key that unlocks the doors of unimaginable possibilities.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be your constant companion on this faith-filled journey.
Till next week, go and win with Jesus.
Rev. Olusola Areogun.