- Published: Friday, 02 March 2018 09:09
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
Romans 4: 20-21
My favorite part of this verse is "fully convinced", there was no doubt that God would do what He promised to do. It leads me to this question for us today, are we fully convinced that God will keep the promises He has made? Or, is there a seed of doubt mixed in? God has made some personal promises to me, and there are days I am filled with doubt. As I talk to Him about the doubt, He will always remind me that He is the God that keeps His Word. Still, there can sometimes be a little bit that wonders. Do you deal with this too?
Are you fully convinced that God will pull all things together for good? Are you fully convinced that God will work through you, even when you don't feel it? Are you fully convinced that you are saved? Are you fully convinced that He will provide all that you need? Are you fully convinced that His Word is for you, and His grace is abundant? Are you fully convinced that He has a purpose for you and has designed you according to that purpose? Are you fully convinced that you are His child, and He loves you beyond measure?
Today, this is my continual prayer: Father, create an attitude of Fully Convinced in all Your promises.
There's an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth...
You've kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, each tear entered in your ledger, each ache written in your book.
Psalms 56:8 (MSG)
Books are a favorite of mine, I love to hold them, look at them, and read them. I am currently reading the Book of Romans in the Bible, and for other books, I'm reading Victoria the Queen, Pure Joy, Unlocking the Destinies of Heaven, The Grain Brain, Swindoll's Living Insights on John, The Deborah Annointing, and the Ketogenic Bible.
I love going to the book of Romans in my Bible and being reminded that life is not about my behaivor; it's about my God's saving grace. It is because of His amazing gift to His children, that we are able to live in freedom. I've been studying about the Books in heaven, God has books there about each of us. He has diligently written my story, and to Him it is beautiful. Have you ever thought about this? If so, have you wondered how to access the book of your life?
When I was a child, I imagined God erasing my name from His Book of Life. It was a prominent picture in my mind, and it was discouraging to me to believe the lie that if I made a mistake, God would reject me. It has taken some diligent thought and persistent reading to overide that lie with truth.
Queen Victoria became queen of England at the young age of 18. She reigned for 63 years. She knew her place as royalty, and she stood up against many false beliefs to support truth. She was strong and powerful. Her role had been laid out for, and she was determined to live it well. We, as children of God, are like Victoria. We are royals with the blood of the King of Kings pulsing through our veins. We have a place in His Throne room, and we have power and authority in His name. So, are you believing it and grasping it? Are you walking in royality today? Are you asking for insight into the Book that is so carefully written about you and speaking that over your life?
I'm going to keep reading, and practice believing, and take hold of all He has said!