Are healing, finances or restoration on your Christmas list this year? Use these basics of faith to unwrap your dreams this Christmas!
Have you ever opened a wrapped package and inside was another, smaller package, and then another and another, until you finally found a gift in the last box? If so, why did you keep unwrapping when the first box held nothing but another box?
The answer is: You had faith. You had faith that if you kept at it, you would finally unwrap the real present.
This is the kind of faith God is looking for in His people. The kind of faith that knows with certainty that whatever it’s believing for will happen.
In the middle of the hustle and bustle this Christmas, you likely have some things on your list that you need in your life:
- Healing in your body
- Financial increase
- A restored relationship
- Deliverance from depression
Maybe you’ve even thought to yourself, I’ll have to wait until after Christmas to press in to God for those things. But God is a NOW God, and He never wants you to put your faith on pause—He wants you to have life and live it abundantly! You can get everything done for Christmas and still receive everything you need from God when you learn how to use these three basics of faith this Christmas.
Faith Basic No. 1: Believe the Word
When life is extra busy is not the time to cut back on time in the Word. In fact, it’s just the opposite! During the Christmas season, you’ll find your days are much more peaceful and productive when you give God’s Word first place each day.
Then, when you’re hearing others talk about catching the flu, being up to their eyeballs in credit card debt for Christmas, and fighting with family members—tune out! Don’t receive that as truth in your life—go over and above it to the Word of God. That’s your final authority.
Believe the Word of God above all else, and you’ll always have success.
Faith Basic No. 2: Speak the Word
Words were created primarily for power release. Words created this planet. That’s why what you say and what you don’t say is important. This is a basic principle of faith!
It isn’t enough to renew your mind in the Word of God if you aren’t going to use it for anything. When a child learns his or her ABCs, the purpose isn’t just knowing them, but putting them to use—turning them into spoken words. The same is true with faith. It won’t do you any good to just know the truth of God’s Word—you’ve got to put it to work by speaking it out!
Your words allow one of Satan’s main inroads to your life. If you keep your words in line with the Word of God, Satan is locked out. But if you start cursing yourself in your health, finances, marriage, children—suddenly he’s in and he has big plans to carry out what you’ve spoken.
Speak the Word only! Then you can expect to see it come to pass in your life this Christmas.
Faith Basic No. 3: Act on the Word
James 2:20 says, “Faith without works is dead” (NKJV). So, what does it mean to act on the Word of God?
First, it means whatever you see in the Bible—you do it. No matter what. You don’t try to do it. You do it because the Bible commands you to do it.
Second, it means making a move before you see a manifestation in the natural. That might be moving a part of your body you couldn’t move before or putting feet to your faith by paying even one dollar toward getting out of debt.
When you put these three basics of faith to work this Christmas, you’ll unwrap the best gift—the gift of faith! Take your healing, take your increase, and take newfound peace and joy, and make this the best Christmas and new year ever!
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