Can you think of a more crucial time to wholeheartedly believe God?
You might say, “Yes. I believe in God, have since I was a child.”
But I didn’t ask you if you believe in God. The Bible says, “even the demons believe—and tremble!” (Jas 2:19b).
Respectfully, I ask you to consider whether you wholeheartedly believe what God says.
First, believe is a verb. That means to believe is active and engaging.
Believe means having faith in, trusting in, being fully convinced of, and entrusting.
Look at Colossians 1:4:
For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus [how you lean on Him with absolute confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness], and of the [unselfish] love which you have for all the saints (God’s people). (Col 1:4, AMP)
This verse reveals two aspects of faith:
Second, to wholeheartedly believe involves your whole soul (mind, will, emotions):
James reminds us: “God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?” (Jas 2:14, MSG).
What is the benefit, my fellow believers, if someone claims to have faith but has no [good] works [as evidence]? Can that [kind of] faith save him? [No, a mere claim of faith is not sufficient—genuine faith produces good works.] (Jas 2:14, AMP)
Also, when you wholeheartedly believe God, you will praise Him. “I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works” (Ps 9:1).
In these last days, people are selfish, greedy and cruel. They are imposters, arrogant, disdainful, vilifiers of God and His people, profane, slanderers, despisers of good, reckless, violent, and lovers of pleasure. (See 2 Tim 3.)
Believer, you have two advantages: the book of truth and the eternal Spirit of truth in you.
And Romans 10:10 gives us a principle for victorious living. We contract with what God has fully provided through Christ’s death, burial, resurrection, and ascension by our heart belief, spoken confession, and corresponding action.
Thus, you can live every day in victory through this faith principle:
So, wholeheartedly believe God. Praise and thank Him for His goodness, greatness, generosity, and grace. And watch Him move in your life and in the lives of those for whom you pray.
Finally, always remember:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Heb 13:8)
Please feel free to post your comments and praise reports!
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This is something I’m sending to many people so they make sure there where they should be with the Lord!!!
Thank you so very much Cap!!
This is a word in season! If there was ever a time to trust God, have faith and act on that faith, It’s now!!! Thanks Cappi🥰
Yesterday I was in the hospital to have a Tonsillectomy. I was told at 67 the recovery would take awhile and I would be in a lot of pain. The anesthesiologist ask me if I was ready for the shot to put me under. I said in just a minute. I folded my hands said the Lord’s Prayer, and then told them I was ready. I woke up this morning with almost no pain. And I mowed and weed eated my yard. God is real, he answers prayers.
Clinton, what a great praise report! I had my tonsils taken out when I was in my early 20s and was in the hospital for a week. Aren’t we glad to grow in the knowledge of our Savior and Healer? Thank you for sharing this excellent report. I pray you will have the strength and stamina of a man half your age and be in health even as your soul prospers.