Scripture Reading: 1 John 5:4

Do you want to live a victorious Christian life? The Bible declares, “this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith”. It is by faith that we receive God’s direction and then walk into our Divine destiny.

You can build a life of faith that will enable you to persevere and be successful no matter what you face. Doing so is a lot like learning how to swim. You don’t want to be like a friend of mine who was knee-deep in water as his boat was rapidly sinking. There we were, out in the middle of the Lake, as he shouted, “I don’t know how to swim!” He quickly learned that the best time to take swimming lessons is not when the boat is already sinking!!

So it is in your life of faith. You need to be ready ahead of time for any spiritual “sink or swim” experiences that arise. Do not wait for a crisis to draw near to God, spend time now building a strong relationship with Him. You will be able to make it through every trial when your trust is in Him.

Faith believes what it can’t see- Hebrews 11:1. Through faith in God and His promises, you can begin to see the victory He has planned for you. Faith believes what it doesn’t understand. Consider Abraham. Hebrews 11:8 tells us that out of obedience to God, Abraham left his country without even knowing where he was going. His reasoning certainly must have been cautioning him to think of his family and the security he was leaving behind. Yet, he obeyed God and eventually received the promise.

How about you? Will you have faith in God and do things His way, or will you do what you think is best? Decide to believe Him, whether it seems to make sense or not. If you start trusting God for small things now, you will experience His faithfulness and be ready for bigger challenges as they arise. It may be that you are facing a big obstacle or many small ones. It could be that your finances are out of control. Maybe someone has mistreated you, or perhaps you are experiencing marriage or family problems. You may have received a bad report from the doctor. Whatever it is that you are going through, recognize that you are connected with the God who is bigger than all of your problems combined.

MASS: GREEN 2 Jn 4:9; Ps 119: (R.1b); Accl Lk 21:28; Gospel Lk 17:26-37

Prayer Point:

1. In faith make this declaration: “I cast out all spirits of infirmity that would attack my body. In the name of Jesus, I break, rebuke, and cast out any spirit of cancer that would attempt to establish itself in my lungs bones, stomach, throat, kidney, blood, pancreas, skin or intestines. In the name of Jesus, I rebuke and cast out all spirits that cause blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, low blood pressure asthma, arthritis, insomnia, leukemia, etc. I loose myself from all forms of body weakness rooted in poor immune system, decrees and proclamations from the powers of darkness. Today, standing in faith on the Word of the Lord I rise against all these, bringing them to the feet of my Lord Jesus. Amen”.

Exercise: Always look at God, you’ll be at rest.

Meditation: Isaiah 55:9