How to receive, activate and consolidate the things that are freely and richly given to us by God
Philemon 1:6 –that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment
of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
Faith is our connector to the things that are freely given to us by God. Faith is the hand with which we receive from God. Faith is the bridge from the promise to the provision. Faith is the factor that crowns us as victors. Faith is of the heart not the mind. Walking in faith does not always make sense, sometimes you have to go against your mind and follow your heart to enter your wealthy place.
Confession of the word
Our confessions rule us. What we say is what we become. Words are tools of creation. Confessing God’s word is saying the same thing with Him. For example, if God’s word says you are righteous, then assume that position and say the same thing with God. Even if it appears like nothing is changing. As you consistently agree with God, you begin to see changes in your life and you will discover that that you become more willing to do things God’s way than other ways. The same thing applies to prosperity, good health, success etc. Say what God has said in His word about any area of your life and you will see the manifestation of God’s word in your life.
Forgiveness and avoiding strife
Offense will come but we must not allow it gain root in our lives. Please be aware that people will offend you and you will have the opportunity to hold a grudge or walk in strife. Please, please avoid it and let it go. It may be difficult but ask for the help of the Holy Spirit to let it go and ask him to heal you because strife opens you up to the devil’s operation in your life. Forgive so that you will also be forgiven.
Love and generosity
Everything God does is because of His Love and because He loves us. In the same manner in order to receive, activate and consolidate the things that have been freely given to us by God we need to walk and keep walking in love. By walking in love we become more like God.
Meekness and humility
Your attitude determines your altitude. It is not sufficient to do the right thing but doing the right things rightly. No matter how many promises of God you know if you are not meek and humble you will only frustrate the grace of God.
The giving life is the winning life. Some people don’t know that life is a cycle that needs to be constantly serviced for it to keep on operating. God gives to us so that we may enjoy and become givers and create enjoyment for others. He saved us so that we may save others. He healed us to make us healers. He prospered us so that we may also become ‘prosperers’. As for some people, the same amount they invested in God’s kingdom 10 years ago when they were jobless is the same amount they are giving since becoming successful again in work or business. Friend, to whom much is given much is expected. God expects us to give and give again so that we may rise and rise again. We need to become generous to God’s kingdom and the people around us. You cannot love and not give. A non-giving love is no love at all.
Romans 5:1-2, Romans 10:8-11, 2 Corinthians 4:13, Matthew 6:14-15
James 3:16, Galatians 5:6, Colossians 3:14, Psalm 37:11, Matthew 5:5, James 4:6
Personal declaration for the day
I will take the required steps to receive, activate and consolidate the things that are freely and richly given to us by God. I will walk in love. I will be generous, I will be humble and I will see things through the eyes of faith in Jesus’ name.
Questions for you to reflect on
How do you receive from God? By faith.
How does faith work? Through love.
Where does faith come from? From the word.