Daily Devotional – 7/17/14 “Now faith!”

What is now faith? Well in order to answer that you have to first know the definition of now and faith. Now is defined as the present time or immediately and faith is simply belief or trust. Yea, I know most folk say faith is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” but that’s simply the description of faith because if you don’t believe in what you’re praying for you’ve already lost your faith. So, to get back to what is now faith; it’s simple. It’s trusting and believing now. See, you’re praying for God to come but then you say, God in your time instead of saying God I need you now and I am trusting in knowing that you’ll come and see about me now. It’s alright to ask God to come now because He will. Yes, God moves at His time but that’s to bless you but when you need God to come and see about you, He’ll come when you ask. God, I need you now is different from God, send your healing now. Asking God to come and see about you, is like asking your best friend to come and keep you company because you don’t want to be alone. Asking God to send His healing is like asking the doctor to do surgery; it has to be scheduled which is why God does it on His own time. This is why you have to have now faith or now trust or now belief and not the kind that waves like a flag, the kind that you turn on and off like water or the kind that you can set aside and pick up because 2 Corinthians 6:1 says, “As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.” If you call yourself a Christian, a child of the King, a holy roller, a born again blood bought believer or a blessed and highly favored saint you ought to have now faith yet if you cause your brothers and sisters pain, you find joy in their sorrow, you place obstacles in their way or even rejoice when they fall or have a hand in their demise; then your call may just go unanswered for 2 Corinthians 6:3 says, “We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.” (Ministry is anything you do for the Lord that brings unsaved souls to him.)

And you don’t have to preach God’s word to have a ministry because your life, if you’re saved, is a ministry in itself because folks are watching you. I’ve said this many times before but it fits here… The closest some unsaved ever gets to God is you! Folk, who you might not see, is following you. Someone, you don’t even notice, is listening to you. Someone who never mumbles a word to you is watching you. What will they see? Will they see God working through you? Will they see your now faith and believe in this man name God like you? Will they see your now faith and trust in God like you? When will we get now faith to take God at His word? When will we get now faith to believe that God will cover us when He tells us to go? When we will trust God now? 2 Corinthians 6:2 says, “For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” The Message Bible titles 2 Corinthians 6 like this …“Staying at Our Post.” Yes, sometimes it gets hard to stay at your post but this is why we have to have NOW FAITH to believe that whatever God has for us is for us!

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