There is almost no limit to the power of God that is available to the Christian. And that power, according to Scripture, is available to every committed believer. There are, of course, conditions. We must be obedient, truly believe all that He said in His Word, and embrace and rest in the fact that He will accomplish His will in our lives, even to the point of “healing our land”, “redeeming the time” and granting us “the desires of our heart”. And sometimes that deep, unwavering commitment that is required must meet the test of time and persevere through much trial, in fact most often time is the ingredient for the developing of the faith that is required to serve God’s purpose.

Moses spent 40 years in the wilderness becoming humble enough and faithful enough to serve God and deliver his people. Joseph spent years enslaved, falsely accused and in prison proving his faithfulness. Joshua had proven himself for 40 years as he served under Moses and when the time came for him to lead, the Lord had no question about his faithfulness. On that basis God said, “Every place that the soul of your feet shall tread upon, that have I given unto you”…”There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life”…”Only be strong and of good courage”…”and “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night”. The Lord has stated that He is looking for men like that who “will stand in the gap”.

We, in this age of lukewarm Christianity, live in a half-hearted state in our relationship with the Lord. We say WE BELIEVE and demonstrate by the way we live that we are only partially committed; by the overwhelming amount of effort we spend on things of this world. How much clearer can it be? Are we like Joshua or like the children of Israel, unbelieving and complaining at every bend in the road. We are the children of God. What better way to honor the Lord than to claim our heirship and the power of the abundant life He has promised!

Increase my faith, dear Lord, I pray,
That I may have more working power;
And when the tempter comes my way,
Lord, keep me in each trying hour.

O hear my earnest prayer, dear Lord,
And make me stronger day be day,
And when the cross seems hard to bear,
Increase my faith, dear Lord, I pray…(Increase My Faith, Dear Lord)

Posted on August 8th, 2013