Act in Faith
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith (1 John 5:4).
As we approach the difficult time prior to Jesus’ return mentioned in scripture (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21), it’s more important than ever for us to keep our faith built up. Our faith is given to us by the Father the moment we are born again (Ephesians 2:8), and is built up by hearing, meditating on, and practicing the Word (Romans 10:17).
Faith believes and acts on the Word and acts like God has done and is doing everything He promised in His Word. Jesus told us to have faith in God (Mark 11:22). He told us to speak to the mountain and command it to be removed. If we believe and not allow doubt in our heart, it would move (Mark 11:23). He then tells us to believe that we receive what we pray for the moment we pray (Mark 11:24). He said that if we do this we would have the answer to our request.
Take Jesus literally and act on His Word. Believe that you receive the answer the moment that you pray. Find scriptures that promise you what you are asking for or believing for. If it’s healing that you need, then find scripture on healing and meditate on them.
Faith pleases the Father (Hebrews 11:6). It pleases Him when you act on the Word in defiance of feelings and circumstances. Jesus showed Thomas the scars on His body and urged him to believe. But then He called those blessed that do not see and yet still believe (See John 20)!
Take the Father at His Word today and exercise your faith in every area of your life and in every endeavor. Replace the tendency to worry with the prayer of faith! He has promised to answer prayer. He watches over His Word to make it good (Jeremiah 1:12). His Word never returns void to Him. He said it would accomplish what it was sent to do! (See Isaiah 55:11).
All things are possible with God, and all things are possible to Him who believes (Matthew 19:6; Mark 9:23). Expect God’s best for your life and walk decide to walk by faith. It gives the Father great pleasure for you to trust Him!