Daily Devotionals
Faith Connects You Gloria Copeland 07 June By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

It is so important to develop your faith. Why? Because faith is what connects you to the blessings of God. It’s the force that gives those blessings substance in your life (Hebrews 11:1). And besides that, it pleases God (Hebrews 11:6). It’s faith that reaches into the realm of the spirit, grasps the promise of God and brings forth a tangible, physical fulfillment of that promise. It brings spiritual blessings. It brings the car that you need, or the healing for your body. It brings action or manifestation in this earth. Romans 5:2 says we have access by faith into the grace (favor) of God. Therefore, if you want grace for the new birth, you must receive it by faith. If you want God’s grace in your finances or any other area of your life, you must get it by faith. I like to think of it this way: When you believe the Word of God, you open the window to your life and give God the opportunity to move there. Oddly enough, that bothers some people. They can’t understand why God needs an opportunity. After all, He is God. Can’t He do anything He wants? Yes, He can. And He wants to respond to our faith. You see, He is not like the devil. He doesn’t force Himself on you. He waits for you to give Him an opening by believing His Word. When you believe His Word, and make your stand, even in the midst of the most impossible situations, God moves in on your situation. Remember, faith speaks! But it doesn’t say just any old thing. It speaks the Word of God. When cancer attacks, faith doesn’t say, “I’m dying of cancer.” Faith says, “I’m healed by the stripes of Jesus. Therefore I’ll live and not die, and declare the works of the Lord.” That faith mixed with His Words gives God an opportunity to work…it gives Him something to work with! It gives Him an opening. It’s what you say continually that comes to pass in your life. So, if you’re believing God for finances, make it a habit to say things like this: “According to Deuteronomy 28, lack is a curse of the Law. And Galatians 3:13 says Jesus has redeemed me from that curse. Therefore I’m redeemed from the curse of lack! My needs are met according to God’s riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Then every time your bills come to mind, call them paid in the Name of Jesus. Call yourself prosperous. Call yourself debt free. Call things that be not as though they were. Simply put, operate in faith! Because faith connects you! 2 Kings 17-18; Colossians 3 Jesus has given me access by faith into the grace by which I stand. I rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:2

Scripture Reading: Luke 17:5-6