Pray for God to remove all doubt in Him and His Word! Pray that we single-mindedly focus on doing His will!
Day 30 – Help New Believers Grow in Faith
by Clint Ritchie
The angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Genesis 22:11 (NIV)
Os Guinness gives a very helpful definition of doubt in his book, In Two Minds. He says,
When you believe, you are in one mind and accept something as true. Unbelief is to be of one mind and reject that something is true. To doubt is to waver between the two, to believe and disbelieve at the same time, and so to be in ‘two minds.’
When God called Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, Abraham answered Him twice with the words, “Here I am.” He was willing to follow Him.
Abraham was in “one mind” and accepted God’s word as true. Even though God had called him to sacrifice his beloved son, Abraham never wavered between belief and disbelief. Rather, Abraham knew that he had had an encounter with God, and he was going to be faithful in following the command of God.
Many people are going to have an encounter with God during Re:Fresh – Revival that will cause them to believe. Pray that they may be in “one mind” – unwavering in belief – as they grow in Christ and their understanding of the truth.
Father, please protect and grow the new believers who come into our churches in coming months. Grow our churches to become nurseries for new disciples – places where their faith can grow strong!