Words by our Priest-in-Charge:
As 2014 begins, settle this: The Lord has promised and He is able; our part is to be fully convinced concerning both—that what He said (promised) He will do, and that He is able and is His will to do it. Otherwise, if you are not fully convinced, God’s promises and the full benefit of His Lordship seem distant, the road ahead less hopeful. Without a certain word from the Lord, we spend too much time waiting and hoping while doing everything in our power to find out what to do next. As time goes by delay decreases resolve and we weary mentally. So, instead, now—from the beginning—establish confident hope according to Romans 4:21: “And being fully convinced that what He has promised He was well able to perform.”
The person who is fully convinced concerning his covenant with the LORD is mighty! That person represents the will of heaven here on earth. You are that person!
“Now when Abram heard that a member of his family was taken captive, he armed those he had trained personally and knew well, and led them in pursuit of that which had taken his family member. Abram’s strategy was to attack with force from all sides – at night. He attacked and then chased the enemy army and brought back the one taken captive, plus all the goods and possessions that were stolen and all the people in relationship with his family member who were also taken into captivity.” (Gen 14:14-16)
Adapted from Devotional of Shirley Weaver Ministries