Be Quick To Believe
Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!”
– Luke 24:25(NKJV)
“Our belief in God is not blind faith. Belief is having a firm conviction something is true, not hoping it’s true.”
– Max Lucado
Bible Reading: Luke 24.
There are many believers who know about the gospel of grace and who even know that God loves them unconditionally.
However, this knowing is only in their heads. When they fail, falter or hit the storm, even though they have the knowledge of grace, they are nevertheless still afraid to come with boldness to God’s throne of grace to receive mercy, favor, healing, and restoration.
Beloved, God doesn’t want you slow of heart to believe His promise of abundant grace and favor to reign in this life.
Knowing God’s truths and the gospel of grace intellectually is not enough. You have to be quick to believe everything that Jesus has accomplished on the cross for you, especially when you are struggling with failure, guilt, and fear.
They may have told you, ‘men cannot be trusted’ but ‘God is to be trusted’
God doesn’t want you defeated because of a lack of knowledge of His grace. At the same time, He wants you to be quick in believing in His promises for you.
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. (Matt 11:22)
“If you wish to know God, you must know his Word. If you wish to perceive His power, you must see how He works by his Word. If you wish to know His purpose before it comes to pass, you can only discover it by His Word.” (C.H. Spurgeon)
This is why we study God’s Word. It is not to merely accumulate Bible knowledge and historical facts, but to have a constant revelation of Jesus that feeds our quick and right believing in Him.
And how do we do this? We can start by asking the Holy Spirit. Many times when studying the Word, I would pray this simple prayer: “Holy Spirit, open my eyes to see Jesus seated on the throne.” That is what it’s all about—seeing Jesus.
When you see Him in the Scriptures through the lens of grace, faith will arise and your mind will be renewed with His truths and promises for you.
My friend, you have already learned many things about God’s love for you in this book. I challenge you to believe in His grace, His favor, His love, His righteousness, His forgiveness, and His finished work.
I promise you that you will be transformed beyond your wildest imagination if you dare to grip and hold tight on His love for you.
His Grace and Favor never fails!
In Jesus Name I declare
I confess and repent of every doubt, unbelief, and fear. I receive grace to live a holy and righteous life. My eyes of understanding are enlightened as I read the word of God daily and consistently. I am slow to anger, I am quick to believe. I have the mind of Christ. I am blessed with all spiritual blessings now and forevermore. Amen