DOMINION MANDATE DAILY DEVOTIONAL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020
FAITH IS PERSISTENT
BIBLE READING: JAMES 1:2-5
And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. Matthew 15:22-28(KJV)
People don’t give up on something especially when they have total trust in that thing and knows that it will work. We keep taking paracetamol because we trust that the pain will go away when we do so, the same way we keep going back to God because we know that He will always respond.
Mark 2:3-5: And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. The men in the scripture above obviously had many reasons to give up but they pressed on and it really paid off, and Jesus christ could see their faith.
In exhibiting your faith, you have to remain patient, you keep knocking on that door until it is opened up to you. James1:3 – Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
Persistence in the place of prayer is a great sign of faith. Just like Elijah kept on praying and sending his servant until there were clouds formed in the sky the size of a man’s fist. Show faith by persevering.
Lord, I believe all Your word to me. I ask for the grace to remain steadfast, to continually wait on You in the place of prayer till I receive the answers.