16 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
Today’s Inspiration: God has a purpose for our life. When He creates us, deep in His mind was a plan to succeed which He breathed into us. In order for you to fulfil that purpose, He gave you the marvelous capacity to develop your faith. Faith is being confident of receiving what we hoped for and this is why Apostle James spoke about conning to God with our petition by faith and not doubt. If we doubt, we are like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. James 1:6.
A man who has no faith is defeated before he begins. We need also to have belief for belief in God gives us moral strength and guidance we need for virtually every action in our daily lives. In resurrecting Lazarus He told the people to believe in God for what He is about to do and they will see His glory. John 11:40. With God all things are possible. Luke 1:37.
Many people wondered why I had so much faith. To develop your faith, you need to experience God in the wilderness. Faith is so great a powerful force that when you take it into your soul and live by it, it can see you through any circumstances. At this moment, you may be filled with trouble, grief, conflicts or doubt. I pray that your hope be lifted up as you read this message today.
God’s word is so powerful that it is the most powerful weapon to conquer any doubt, grief or conflict in your life. It is living and active, sharper than any double edged sword that even your enemies tremble in fear. Jesus conquered satan by the word of God.
James stressed so much on faith without works is dead. James 2:26. How true! Likewise works without faith is dead. You must make every effort to achieve and trust that the talents God gave you is more than enough for you to accomplish what you have been called to do. But if you don’t make an effort you will not succeed. Even during the last lap of his life, Samson made every effort to pull down the forces of the Philistines who did him injustice.
Calamities like sickness, disaster and misfortune can come to anyone. In most instances they are meant to purify you unto holiness and to teach you lessons of life. It is through trials that you gather revelation of the divine attributes of God. James 1:12 Blessed are those who endure temptation for when he overcomes, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised those who love Him. Failure in life comes only when self desires takes over. Our faith is normally tested so that when we overcome, we emerge a better person with much fruit like that of patience. Patience brings forth perfection and completion and you will lack nothing. James 1:2-4.