June 17, 2001
“The promise comes by faith . . . so that it may be guaranteed.” (Romans 4: 16)
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Precious Disciple of Jesus Christ, the Daystar,
Take care of your faith. Guard it with your life for it is your only way to receive the blessings of God. Prayer alone–no matter how much, how long, or how persistent–will not cause you to receive from God. Your prayer must be mixed with faith.
Look at Hebrews 4: 2: “For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it” (emphasis mine).
Our Scripture verse for this week tells us that faith guarantees that we will see the promises of God fulfilled in our lives. Faith is simply a decision to believe that what God says about you is true even when your circumstances tell you otherwise.
Decide today to live by faith. When you do, you will experience the truth of God’s Word that says, ” . . . all things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9: 23).
Your sister in Christ,
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
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