21 DAYS OF FAITH - DAY 2 - ONE DAY AT A TIME
Updated: May 14, 2020
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow: for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:34 NKJV)
We are beginning this daily devotional to strengthen your faith. I believe my call as a Pastor in this crisis is first to help you have faith. If you have faith you can make it through anything. Without faith it’s impossible to please God. I shared yesterday, that faith begins when we know that whatever happens God is there. It is refusing to try to calculate the answer to any problem until you’ve put God in the middle of the equation. He is with us as we pass through the valley of the Corona Virus and that’s why we will fear no evil.
I John 5:4 says, “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world, our faith.” That’s why I refer to these devotions as ‘how to walk in victorious faith in fearful and uncertain times.”
Today’s lesson on faith is simply this. Faith is something God gives us for today. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is…” God isn’t going to give us faith for all of the problems of tomorrow, because then we’d put our eyes on the future instead of Jesus. He is going to give us faith to believe that He is big enough for now. He is going to give us faith to take that next one step of agreement and obedience to God even if it’s stepping out on the water and we can’t see how we will make it. The famous country gospel song says, “One day at a time Sweet Jesus, that’s all I’m asking from you. Just give me the strength to do every day, What I have to do. Yesterday’s gone Sweet Jesus and tomorrow may never be nigh. Help me today, show me the way, one day at a time.”
John Wooden the famous basketball coach said, “Make every day your masterpiece.” I think that’s a great approach to faith. If I can just win todays battle by fully trusting Jesus today, I will do the best thing to set me up to win tomorrow. As we’ve shared, that means praying about today’s worries and concern and doing it with thanksgiving. The Bible says to “cast your anxieties on the Lord.” (I Peter 5:7) I think of it as throwing Jesus the Frisbee of my worries. Faith is released then as with thanksgiving as we then declare who God is and what He has said thanking Him that He has promised to answer our prayers. Praying about something is telling God our concerns. Believing for something is thanking God it is already taken care of.
Sometimes it is helpful then to actually go on to speak to the problem.
My mentor Wayne Myers says, “There’s a time you quit telling God how big your problems are and you start telling your problems how big your God is!” Remember Church, you are born overcomers. Faith is how you activate the overcoming power of God in you that is greater than anything you will face today. “Greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world.” (I John 4:4)
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