Faith has the power of choice


We are so caught-up in the whirl of daily living that we have lost focus.

Nevil Norden wrote:

Double-mindedness is nothing more than the devil’s play to keep us in a state of absolute confusion and indecision. James 1:8 teaches us that …a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. You are drawn in two opposite directions, so you sway from one side to the other between belief and unbelief.
God gives us gifts and talents and it’s His good pleasure to give us the desires of our hearts in using them.
He knows exactly what we need to accomplish our dreams, but the key is focus. In Matthew 6:33 Jesus says: But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
God pledges Himself in covenant faithfulness to respond to us as we believe. When we make a decision to put Jesus first in all we do, then on that road we run into all that God has for us, because there is always provision within that God-given vision.
The battle of faith versus doubt and unbelief is in the mind. Jesus was crucified on Golgotha, which means ‘the place of the skull’. God was using this as a symbol for us so that we could be completely crucified with Christ. We must be crucified in ‘the place of the skull’ – our Golgotha, our mind, our thought lives.
God knows that all our victories or defeats take place in our minds. All our battles must first be won in our minds before they can be made manifest in the natural realm. When we have crucified our entire beings by faith, then Proverbs 12:5 (Living Bible) says: A good man’s mind is filled with honest thoughts; an evil man’s mind is crammed with lies.
Faith born of God’s Word stands decisive on the promises of God’s Word and that kind of faith will always please God.

I pray that mankind be blessed with single mindedness – a mind totally focused on God’s Kingdom and Righteousness!
Lord Jesus we confess our double-mindedness as sin and ask You to forgive us and truly bless us with this single-mindedness! We pray this in your great name, Amen!

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