The Bible patriarchs were considered as fanatics by the people of their time, yet they summoned the courage to exercise their faith and honor God. The patriarchs contradicted the ungodly practices of their time; their people hated them, but God honored them. The scripture reported about Moses (as well as others), “By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them. By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned” (Hebrews 11:24-29).
Christians must exercise their faith to honor God. Each believer must apply faith to his or her situation to honor God and put the devil to shame. The need for a Christian to exercise his or her faith cannot be overemphasized. Why? “Faith” is what makes Christianity relevant! A Christian who cannot exercise his or her faith is not better than a pagan!
God is God of faith; he expects his people to relate with him in faith. That is, each Christian must live by his/her faith exercised through the authority of the name of Jesus Christ.
Faith will make anything work for the benefit of God’s people. It will make things work for our advantages. With “faith in action,” any mountain of problems or a valley of problems will level out. Adversity will turn to testimony for a person that exercises his or her faith in God!
A person of faith will always have victory in every situation and also have every reason to praise God.
Every child of God is expected to affirmatively declare in faith, “My God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” A good Christian also ought to boldly confess, ”With God all things are possible!”
Dear God, please give me the ability to be a steadfast Christian and help me to put my faith into practice! Help me to exercise faith in every situation of my life. In fact, I immediately summon the courage to start my faith proclamation today: I decree victory into every situation of my life. I command the mountain and valley of problems to level out. I decree and declare that the blessings of God shall overtake me in all my endeavors and I shall prosper both physically and spiritually. For in the name of Jesus Christ I exercise my authority. Amen.