By Toni Smothers
Scripture Reading for the day: Psalm 146:1-6
Scripture Quote: “yet with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God.” Romans 4:20 (NASB)
There must be great care taken to hold dear to your heart and strengthen as you can that marvelous gift from God, which is your faith. To seek blessings from our loving Father, we must have faith in the saving grace of the son, Jesus. Only faith can give you a vision of your hope fulfilled and only faith can cover your sinfulness before your perfect Father, God.
Prayer can not find its way to God except through faith that trusts God listens to His own. Faith knows that prayer is a mighty force sent up to God by a righteous man and no one is righteous without acknowledgement of their need for forgiveness, along with faith in the forgiveness freely given to the repentant.
Faith links us with divinity and eternity and gives us a unique perspective of this world we live in. The faithful know that they will share in Christ’s victory over death and sin. The enemy wants us to think that we can loose our salvation when we sin. It is only our faith in God that preserves us from the devil’s lies. Nothing is impossible to anyone who has faith in Jesus, as long as we trust in Him and hold fast our faith.
Today’s meditation: Hold onto your faith with all your strength, realizing always that your faith is the difference between life and death.
Memory Verse: …”Be faithful until death and I will give you the crown of life.” Revelation 2:10b (NASB)