As much as faith involves believing, speaking and taking action, it also rejoices. When you look at Abraham our father of Faith or the Father of the faithful, earlier on in his interaction with God expressed a pain he had over who would be his heir. In response to this God promised him a son and an heir out of his own loins. To put it plainly God was promising Abraham a son who bore his DNA. To show how serious God was he changed both names of Abraham and his wife from Abram and Sarai to Abraham and Sarah.
The scriptures record that against hope Abraham believed God’s promise and also rejoiced. There is a place that faith gets to that it provokes rejoicing. This is because it brings us to a place of resting in the assurance that God has all the bases covered. Have you been believing, speaking or taking actions inspired by faith but running short of rejoicing? May be it’s time to fill up on your rejoicing account. He surely has it in control and will cause the promise come to pass.
SCRIPTURE READING: Romans 4:18-21 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for your numerous promises over my life. I believe and receive them. I also rejoice in you and your faithfulness in bringing them to pass in Jesus Name, Amen