Monday, April 4, 2016 | Being Fully Persuaded | Pastor Yinka Oderinde
“20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform” Romans 4:20-21
You can be inspired and encouraged by others, but persuasion and the decision to follow through is a personal call. Abraham reverenced and obeyed God, he chose to believe God implicitly, he locked up on God’s promise and ignored all his fears.
Sarah started off doubting and scorning at the promise of God, but eventually she received God’s word and became fully persuaded after judging God faithful.
“12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? 13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?” Genesis 18:12-13
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
Beloved, you need to locate and get established by following divine directions
Believing and getting persuaded about the promises and instructions of God puts you in divine rest.
3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. Hebrews 4:4
We need to set our eyes on God, on the integrity of His word and on His ability.
Focus on what He has done, when you do, your face is radiant and you receive strength to keep believing in Him. Always chose to believe God in the face of everything.