Thursday March 2
Bible Reading: James 1: 1 - 15
Topic: God Answers Prayers Of Faith
The epistle of James was written specifically to the Jewish believers (1:1) and he opened it with an encouragement to rejoice in their trials for God uses it to grow and mature them in the faith.
If they lacked wisdom in their situation, they should ask God for it in faith, without doubting, since double-minded people receive nothing from God.
"He who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind" (v. 6)
To buttress this fact, Jesus told us in Mark 11: 24 "Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them and you will receive them." (Mark 11: 24)
Beloved as you prepare for the day, do not just pray as a matter of routine or a way of fulfilling all righteousness; believe that your words count in the Ears of the King of kings and He will honour them.
He has promised to answer your prayers; you can rely on Him, you can trust Him because He will definitely answer you.
Dear Lord, forgive me for thinking You are too far from me as a result of my unbelief. From today, help me to trust that You can do all things for me because I believe Your promises, Amen.
Memory verse: James 1: 5
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him"
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)