SCRIPTURE: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your character determines your confidence; your conduct determines your courage.
In our previous studies, we saw the importance of faith in the life of a Christian; we saw that to be successful in life, faith is non-negotiable. We also saw how faith works; we saw that faith works by celebrating faith confirmations and also by maintaining faith associations.
Today, it is very important to continue our studies on how to maintain a strong faith.
1. By Engaging the Holy Spirit
God has not given us the spirit of fear but of love, boldness and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). The Holy Spirit is the sponsor of the audacity of faith. Praying in the Spirit is key to building your faith (Jude Verse 20).
2. By Maintaining Uprightness of Life
The wicked flee when no man pursues but the righteous are as bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1); your character determines your confidence, your conduct determines your courage. You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide; integrity facilitates audacity, iniquity destroys audacity, and iniquity brings timidity.
3. By Refusing to put your Confidence in Man
If you want your faith to work, you must look away from man. The Bible says that they looked up to him and they were lightened, and their faces were not ashamed (Psalm 34:5). Jeremiah 17:5-7; makes us to understand that the one who looks unto man is cursed.
My counsel is, activate your faith by praying in the Holy Ghost, maintaining the life of righteousness and putting confidence in no man.
Remember this: Your character determines your confidence; your conduct determines your courage.
1. Make up your mind to activate a life of faith by praying in the Holy Ghost constantly.
2. Maintain an upright living and put confidence in no man.
PRAYER: O LORD, I ask for the grace to pray in the Holy Ghost constantly and live an upright life. Help me not to put my confidence in man in order to develop a life of faith LORD, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE FAITH-WAY OF LIFE.
AMAZING FACT: Eyes are the only part of the human body that functions at 100 percent ability at any movement.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 12/09/1873 – The first practical typewriter was sold to customers.
DAILY READING: Isaiah 10:1 to 11:16, 2 Corinthians 12:11 to 21, Psalm 56:1 to 13, Proverbs 23:6 to 8.
QUOTE: Your relationship with God is the first thing that solidifies your faith. culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche.
(FROM THE SEPTEMBER 2018 EDITION OF THE SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR. PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE)
WEDNESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2018