FRIDAY 7TH JULY 2017
TOPIC: BELIEVE MORE AND TRUST MORE IN JESUS
TEXT: Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ….”
If you want God’s will to be done in your life, don’t rush things. Sarah, Abraham’s wife, did that. As a result Ishmael was born, and that brought all sorts of strife and family complications. Remember: ‘Flesh gives birth to flesh … the Spirit gives birth to spirit’ (John 3:6), so be sure your plans are conceived by God’s Spirit. Don’t try to salvage anything flesh-based. God said, ‘My covenant will I establish with Isaac’ (Gen 17:21). Isaac was born as a result of God’s will, done God’s way, in God’s time. Everything that’s conceived in you comes from one of two sources: the flesh or the Spirit. So be careful. The world in its wisdom will try to involve you in all kinds of schemes to promote yourself. God doesn’t need anybody’s help to bless you; He can do it all by Himself! That’s why whenever Satan attacks you, you need to be able to point him to your spiritual birthplace and remind him that you didn’t begin this project and you don’t have to finish it. ‘He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion.’ In addition, if God’s dealing with you about carnality, pride, or some other obstacle in your path, don’t resist, don’t run, and don’t get in His way. Like a drowning man frantically trying to save himself – until you stop flailing around God can’t do anything for you. So the Word for you and I today is: ‘Believe more and trust more for the trying of our faith worketh out patience and therefore beloved let patience have her perfect work that ye may be perfect and active wanting- lacking nothing.
MEDITATION: John 1:12; 14:12-14.
Josh 9, Ps. 140 – 141, Jer. 3, Matt. 17