THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...
DATE: TUESDAY DECEMBER 13TH, 2016.
TEXT: Isaiah 41:10-12, Matthew 21:21, Mark 11:23
THEME: FEAR AND DOUBT CAN MAKE YOU SINK
“……. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” (Matthew 14:26-31)
The problem with many believers today is that they still doubt the power of God. They come to believe that certain situations are beyond remedy and keep on wondering how God can see them through. This is a function of being carnally-minded. Are you like that? You need to understand that with God all things are possible. God is not a man that can lie. Don’t forget: He created heaven and the earth and everything that is inside them. He has the power and resources to accomplish every promise He has made. Our obligation as believers is to believe whole-heartedly and not doubt and that way, we can have our miracle and blessing.
From the above biblical account, we can see that Peter actually walked upon the sea just like Jesus did. But immediately the boisterous wind arose, fear and doubt entered his mind and he began to sink. It needed the Master’s intervention to save him or else he would have drowned.
Whenever you are afraid and doubt, you will find it difficult to take the needed step in life and then you will begin to ‘sink.’ Remember, Peter was sinking in the sea when she doubted.
Though you might not be in a sea physically, but you can be drowned in the sea of life – sea of poverty, delay, rising/falling, failure at the edge of breakthroughs, limitations, embargoes – if you doubt. Many believers are being drowned in the sea of life due to fear and doubt. It is not as if they do not pray. They pray and yet doubt.
Such people end up not being able to move God’s hands into action. Therefore, believe even when you have not seen physical evidences of answers to your prayers. Your miracle might be just knocking at the gate.
Worship/praise God and then take the following prayer points:
1. Any spirit of doubt working against my faith, I command you to be destroyed in Jesus’ name.
2. Let the spirit of unbelief die in my life, in Jesus’ name.
3. Father, give me the strength and wisdom to believe in your words and promises, in Jesus’ name.
4. Any spirit on assignment to register fear and doubt in the minds of our G. O and our mummy in the Lord as a way to hinder their ministry; receive rebuke, in Jesus name.
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA