When pastors emphasize the importance of living by faith and confessing God’s word there could be a few believers who say things like, “I know someone who didn’t confess God’s word but was still cured of a medical condition or escaped from an evil happening.” The truth is that such people are living by chance, but God has called us all to live by His design.
The kingdom of God is a voice activated kingdom and a silent Christian is a defeated Christian. Living by design, by confessing the word of God, will always give you the outcome that God promised you in His word. People living by God’s design can travel everyday till Jesus comes without having any accident because the Holy Ghost can warn you to change your flight or not travel at all.
On the other hand, someone who is accustomed to despising God’s mode of operation of living by faith never seeks God’s face or confess God’s word on a consistent basis and whenever the attack of the enemy comes, he doesn’t have enough in his faith account to access God’s power. Your faith can be likened to your biceps in some regards. If you have not trained your muscles to lift weights, when a big obstacle appears requiring strength, you may not be able to lift it or push it away within a short notice. It is not when you fall sick that you need faith, when sickness comes you need the anointing to heal you. Take time to develop your faith before you need it.
PRAYER: Lord, I choose to live by design. I choose the outcome that you have promised me in your word. Holy Spirit, I welcome you to lead me in every aspect of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: 2 Kings 9:14-10:31, Acts 17:1-34, Psalm 144:1-15, Proverbs 17:27-28