Day 36 | Becoming Fully Convinced
We are almost to the end of our forty days. Thank you so much for being a part of this! I bless you to finish strong as you come down the home stretch.
Today's topic is about becoming fully convinced. Romans 4 talks about the process that Abraham went on in staying positive in the face of VERY negative circumstances. Abraham– "who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, 'So shall your descendants be.' And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 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."
One thing that really encourages me in this passage is that God's analysis of Abraham is that he did not waver in faith. I would say that his union with Hagar that created Ismael was a waver. Our heavenly father though sees the overall journey of your faith, not your mistakes, in making a conclusion about your life. That blesses me. One way to become to become fully convinced is to make declarations in faith.
Here is one of the thirty biblical reasons for why we make declarations:
“Declarations help us to renew our minds. Romans 12:2 says, 'And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.' The renewing of the mind does not happen by osmosis, but by an intentional plan to dismantle wrong beliefs and establish positive strongholds in specific areas of our lives. Besides meditating on scripture, there is probably no greater strategic step we can take to renew our minds than declarations. This is so exciting because it is an irrefutable law of the spirit that if we renew our minds, we will be transformed. It will work for everyone no matter what our past has been. Truly, nobody's past can limit their future, but current beliefs can. Declarations help us renew our minds so our lives will be truly transformed."
LET'S DECLARE THIS!
“I am confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in me will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ!”
- Read Today's Devotional in Igniting Faith in 40 Days.
- Steve’s Daily Declarations – Click here for a printable PDF.
- Daily Bible Reading – Click here for Igniting Faith in 40 Days' suggested Bible reading for this day.
- Laugh at a few good lies! – Learn more about laughing at lies here.
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