Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional March 31st – The Faith Response

(Live By Faith And Not By Sight)

TO THE BIBLE: Matthew 9:29 NIV
“Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you.””

LET’S TALK
There’s a way God expects us to respond to the things that happen to and around us. He expects us to respond, not from our flesh, but from our spirits, because we belong in a spiritual kingdom.

Remember the story of Samuel. God called him three times, but each time, he ran to Eli, the priest, thinking it was Eli that called him. When he went to Eli the third time, the Bible says, “…Eli finally realized that it was the LORD who was speaking to Samuel.

So he said, “Go back and lie down! If someone speaks to you again, answer, ‘I’m listening, LORD…” (1 Samuel 3:8-9).

Those words were specific and important. Eli didn’t tell the boy to merely say, “I am here”; he taught him how to respond to God, and it worked.

Sometimes, our response to God can be affected when we try to reason out His message. For instance, the Spirit of God can say to you, “Laugh!” If you begin to wonder why you should suddenly laugh when nothing is funny, that’s a wrong response.

The ways of God may appear somewhat foolish to human reasoning, but the Bible let’s us know that “…the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men…God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and…the weak things…to shame the…mighty” (1 Corinthians 1:25,27).

If you ever find yourself in a difficult situation, what you need is a faith-response from your spirit, and not a human-response. Declare with confidence, “I’m mightily helped of God. The Spirit of God is working in me, causing me to triumph over this situation.”

When you do this, you will receive the direction of the Spirit. Follow His leading and act quickly; it’ll produce the desired results and you’ll have the victory.

Go Deeper
Luke 5:4-6; Luke 1:38

Speak:
I’m sensitive to the leading of the Word and the Spirit of God in my life. I’m quick to respond by faith to the Word, and my progress is evident to all, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
Luke 8:40-56, Joshua 7-9
TWO YEAR
Matthew 26:57-68, Exodus 40

Act:
Make a list of the things you want to change, and start declaring your victory over them.

About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.

 

Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.

 

At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.

 

Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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