“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers… shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:38-39 NKJV
Today’s devotion will drive home this simple yet powerful point – Your conviction will influence your conclusions.
Do you remember the story of Abraham and Isaac? The one where Abraham wanted to sacrifice Isaac? Yes, that bizarre story. He believed God and concluded that He will raise Isaac up.
See how the Bible explained his rationale:
“By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed shall be called,” concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense.”
Hebrews 11:17-19 NKJV
This is a mentality to have in every unfavourable circumstances. Stay with the word, knowing that God is faithful to keep it (Genesis 22:14).
Let’s see one more example. Remember the story about the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, how his mother said to the Angel Gabriel:
“Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38 NKJV)
Do you realize how incredible-sounding the words of the angel were? Even Mary had to ask him how a woman can bore a child without meeting with a man? Yet, as crazy as his words sounded, she chose to be convicted by them. Hence, her conclusion, “Be it unto me according to your word.”
Dear believer, can you trust God for your future? Can you learn a thing or two from Abraham and Mary? Will you let His past promises to you drive your conclusions about your future?
If it was a man that made you promises, it’s okay for you to doubt because men do break promises. Not God, He always keeps His promises. They will surely come to pass. You can count on Him.
On this day, let His word convict you. Let it also drive your conclusions. His promises never fail.
Father God, you have made me this promise (insert the promise). I believe you. I am convinced of it and it is my conclusion that You will bring it to pass.
Glory to God!
Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 19:28-38, Titus 2:11-15, Proverbs 15:18-33, Esther 2