DEEPLY ROOTED IN THE WORD
2 Corinthians 2:14; But thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. (NKJV)
Amidst the challenges in the year 2020, only a few believers will be able to retain their faith, these believers are those that are deeply rooted in the word of God meanwhile those who aren’t will be overtaken by fear and their faith will sink.
I once read the story of a preacher who was on a particular turbulent flight. The first warning of the approaching problems came when the sign on the airplane flashed on: ‘fasten your seatbelts”. Then after a while, a calm voice Said, “we shall not be serving the beverages at this time as we are expecting a little turbulence, please be sure your seatbelt is fastened”. As the preacher looked around the aircraft, he noticed that most of the passengers were becoming apprehensive. Then the storm broke; one moment the airplane was lifted on terrific currents of air; the next, it dropped as if it were about to crash. Everyone including the preacher was alarmed, but right on the same plane was a young girl, holding her book and reading unperturbed. The surprised preacher after landing asked the girl why she was not disturbed. The child replied, “Because my Daddy is the pilot, and he is taking me home”.
God through the little girl taught the preacher a lesson that day, if you believe that God is your Father, why is it so difficult to trust Him to see you through the turbulent seasons of life? Why don’t you believe that He will deliver to us that future that we hope for? Our anchor scripture teaches that God always leads us to triumph, when we come out triumphant, we become vessels diffusing the fragrance of His knowledge everywhere we go and to the people we come in contact with.
The way to identify a man or woman of faith is how they react in the face of trials and tribulations; do they maintain their stand in God’s word?
Romans 15:4; For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. (NKJV)
• Lord, let your word that I meditate on take root in my heart and bear fruit in my life.
• Lord, strengthen me in my inner man to remain resolute in the midst of life’s challenges.
• My faith will grow even in the midst of challenges, it will not sink.
Ponder on this
Without faith, it is impossible to please God and receive from Him.
You will receive insights as you spend time with the word of God and the Holy Spirit will bring to your remembrance all that you’ve read.