Ask yourself some tough questions: How much time do I spend absorbing God’s Word compared to taking other viewpoints from television, movies, books, magazines, and the Internet? Which influences me most—God’s Word or what others say? If faith is belief in action, what do my actions say about what I believe? What negative ideas have I allowed to permeate my life?
Take steps today to change your way of thinking to God’s way. First, list any negative thoughts you think or hear during the day. In the evening, review and counteract them with truths found in God’s Word. Start developing the “God kind of faith” by applying God’s Word to a specific situation in your life.
State your findings, pray about the situation, and hold fast to the Word whenever you are tempted to doubt! Spend less time with negative people and more time with those who read and live out the Word. If your spouse and children are negative, live in a way that expresses your own faith and speak the Word of God to them as you have opportunity.
Finally, I challenge you to spend at least as much time in the Word this week as you do watching television. Then, watch the power and presence of God change your life!
Let’s pray together:
Heavenly Father, the Bible says that the word of faith is near us, that it is in our mouths and in our hearts. We pray that we will place our trust in You and Your Word rather than in the words of faith all around us that are contrary to Your truth. Forgive us for spending more time dwelling on our own plans, ideas, scenarios, analyses, and schemes than on taking Your Word into our hearts and living by it. Open the truths of Your Word to us and let us rely on You alone. We pray this in the name of Jesus, who is the Living Word. Amen.
Thought: What do my actions say about what I believe?
Reading: 1 Kings 1–2; Luke 19:28–48
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)