Do you ever wavier in your belief?
Are you fully convinced God will do all He’s promised? I’m not sure why this is such a tall order—but it is.
He [Abraham] did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
What has God promised? Well, the entire Bible is promise after promise. And we must be fully convinced that God will do all He’s promised. Fully convinced—no doubting.
A doubting person is said to be double minded and unstable in all their ways. It’s crucial to fully believe so we are not unstable in all our ways
Let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
Remember God’s Faithfulness is Not On Trial (click to read). He is faithful—He can be trusted. No matter what hasn’t happened in the past, it’s essential to take God at His Word—understanding, He’s not a man that He would lie (Num. 23:19). Every Word is truth—every Word can be believed.
Recently I experienced a crisis of belief. The story unfolds as this…it was an extremely windy, cold day and I was at my son’s soccer game. I was working on being thankful for the weather and felt as if the Lord asked “why don’t you pray and ask for the wind to stop?” So I did—I prayed and asked Him to please stop the wind. After praying I looked around, semi waiting for it to stop and when it didn’t I just shrugged. I got what I expected—nothing.
Then my other son, who was hunkered down next to me, asked “why don’t you ask God to stop the wind.” I responded “I did.”
What he spoke next stabbed deep—as if God Himself were asking. He said, “Did you believe it when you asked? I truthfully had to say “no.”
My crisis of belief was that I didn’t even expect God to answer. I just routinely asked Him. It was true lip service—not heart knowing belief.
Yes, I have faith for a lot of things but that just won’t do, I’m thirsty for more and on a quest to become a whole hearted believer, fully convinced that every promise in His Word is true!
In the world of Christ centered people fractional faith should not exist. It’s imperative that we be fully convinced He answers prayers. We need to want to be the kind of people who ask without doubting—just as the Word says.
How do we move from half-hearted belief to fully convinced?
Romans 4:20-21 says  He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief,  but was strengthened in faith,  giving glory to God.
1. We don’t wavier
· Determine to believe—Isaiah 50:7
2. We get strengthened in faith by
· Repenting and asking forgiveness for unbelief—Acts 3:19
· Submit unbelief to God, resist the devil—James 4:7
· Pray asking God to heal unbelief—Mark 9:24, John17:5-6
· Exchange unbelief for faith—Isaiah 53:3-6, Galatians 3:13–14
· Read, hear and obey the Word of God—James 1:22-25, Romans 10:17
· Worship—Luke 4:8
· In everything give thanks—1 Thessalonians 5:18
· Fast—Mark 9:29,
· Invite the Holy Spirit into the empty place of unbelief in our heart and life—Galatians 5:22-25
· Wait on the Lord—Psalm 27:14
3. We give glory to God
· Humbly acknowledge God, giving Him glory for everything—John 7:18
Please join me in my quest to become a whole hearted believer.
Be encouraged to set your heart and soul to be fully convinced that what He promises He is also able to perform—and your faith will be accounted to you as righteousness!
Abraham didn’t focus on his own inability and say, “It’s hopeless. This hundred-year-old body could never father a child.” Nor did he survey Sarah’s decades of infertility and give up. He didn’t tiptoe around God’s promise asking cautiously skeptical questions. He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, sure that God would make good on what he had said. That’s why it is said, “Abraham was declared fit before God by trusting God to set him right.” But it’s not just Abraham; it’s also us! The same thing gets said about us when we embrace and believe the One who brought Jesus to life when the conditions were equally hopeless. The sacrificed Jesus made us fit for God, set us right with God.
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