Daily Devotion

September 2, 2013

Use Your “Measure of Faith”

“God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.” Ro 12:3 NKJV

The amount of faith God has given you is equal to the assignment He’s given you. So whatever you’re facing, tell yourself, “God has given me the faith to handle this.” Nothing’s more important than your faith. Jesus told Peter, “Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail (Lk 22:31-32 NKJV). Faith is more important than money, or career success, or reputation. Everything can be taken from you, but if you have faith you’ll bounce back. Faith is like having a direct line to God. As the prayer of faith flows up, His power flows down. As a result, you are more than adequate for the challenge. Failure is never final, as long as your faith doesn’t fail. That’s why Satan will do everything he can to keep you from spending time each day in the Scriptures. “Faith cometh by hearing…the word of God” (Ro 10:17). Jesus said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move” (Mt 17:20 NKJV). There are obstacles in your life that will only be removed by faith. And you don’t need a truckload of it, just a mustard seed. Think: a tiny seed has the power to grow, overcome obstacles and become a mighty tree. It will press up through the ground, around rocks, braving storms, and withstanding other threats to its life. It’s not so much the size of your faith, but the quality of it that determines your success. So today, use your “measure of faith.”