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Monday, January 18, 2010


If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he ask, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the win. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does [James 1:5-8].

The Bible teaches us to walk by faith, having full confidence in God. Yet many Christians are burdened by doubt. Even believers, who have been saved by faith for many years can waver in their trust in God. Doubt started in the garden of Eden when Satan introduced a question in Eve's mind: [Wouldn't eating the forbidden fruit bring special benefits]? And to this day, the Deceiver still whispers lies that can cause a believer's faith to falter. Satan will use any of the following to erode our confidence in the Lord: ignorance of Scripture, temptation to sin, feelings of guilt, a stronger focus on circumstances than on Christ, and the negative viewpoint of others. All of these inhibit the ability to see truth clearly and to stand firmly upon it.

While a doubter is characterized by negativity, uncertainty, and instability, a believer with full trust in God walks in absolute confidence, dependent on the Word of God, and capable of enduring, even when circumstances are gloomy. The Spirit filled walk should be characterized by faith, not doubt. Have you prayed for something but questioned whether the Lord would answer---or had trouble believing that God would actually do something He promised in Scripture? Child of God resist doubt, and take God at His Word.


Tuesday, January 05, 2010


If we are growing in the Lord, then we will want to know what He says about everything. Part of our spiritual maturity is understanding the power and relevance of His Word. We should seek to discover what Scripture says about our relationships, our ministries, our careers, politics, and every other aspect of life. Ask yourself this question: How much time do I spend reading and studying God's Word, compared to the time I spend watching television, reading magazines, or scanning newspapers, and Web-sites? I know that it is important to stay up-to-date on world events, but we need to be careful, not to give too much of our time to worldly things. Would you not much rather know what God has to say about things, rather than what man has to say? I believe that you would say yes to that question, just as I would. So dear friend stay in the Word and grow. May God richly bless you.