May 2: God’s Word Reveals His Nature
The Word reveals God’s nature and His nature reflects His will. Everything God says reveals His character and purpose. Remember, God and His Word are inseparable. Because of His integrity, God fulfills His Word. How will we respond to what the Word reveals about God’s Character? Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Do we believe that God will keep His Word? A cardinal principle of answered prayer is belief in the trustworthiness of the One to whom you pray. The power of your prayer depends on it.
The Word will work in your life only as you believe it: And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe. (1 Thessalonians 2:13). Placing confidence in someone’s word and character demonstrates that you believe in him. The same thing applies to your relationship with God. What do you demonstrate about your belief (or disbelief) in God? Your belief is evidence that you trust Him.
He is not impressed by how many scriptures you quote or how long you pray. He is moved and convinced when you believe what He has told you and when you prove it by acting on it. Note: Belief is trust in action! Do you believe that God will always keep His Word as far as your purpose is concerned? If you do, then, Jesus is referring to you here, “For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”(Mark 11:23 KJV).
I encourage you to hold tight unto your faith in God because, this month, you’ll put it to use very much. There are many mountains you’ll be able to move for yourself and for those you care about, in Jesus’ name.
Let’s pray: Father, I believe that you are honorable, faithful and true to Your Word. Help me to grow in my faith, to learn to trust You more and more each day. Lord, help all those who share in Your Word to believe and depend on it In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Today’s reading: 1 Kings 12-13; Luke 22:1-20
The Lord Has Exalted His Word.