Are You Fully Persuaded?
Are you fully persuaded in your own mind that God's Word is true? The words "fully persuaded" in the Greek language mean completely assured and most surely believe. This means that you know, that you know, that you know that God will carry out fully what He has spoken and had written down for you and me. To be fully persuaded means no more second guessing, no more doubts and no more trying to do things our own way.
Romans 4:20-21 tells us that Abraham did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. (NIV)
When you read the Bible I want to encourage you to make it personal. Read it knowing that God is talking to you. Put your name in the verses.
Hunger for more in depth knowledge of God and His Word. Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and bring the Word alive to you as never before. Open your heart and allow Him to deposit truth in your heart.
Believe the Word with all your heart. Then act on it in faith.
Faith is not a "movement." True faith will never go away. Living by faith is living like your Father God lives, like Jesus lived on this earth and continues to live and how the Holy Spirit lives and operates.
Build your faith by reading the Word (Romans 10:17). God says His Word IS Truth! You and I are the only one who can truly be persuaded in our own minds and hearts. No one else can do that for us, and God will not force us into doing anything.
When we are fully persuaded that God's Word is truth and that it is for us personally then we will observe to do what it says and receive the promises and bring glory to the Father.