The Bishop's Corner

Enlarge Your Capacity to Believe

Bishop Clarence Williams Jr
God never intended for us to live according to the world's system and way of doing things. He said that we are to live by faith (Hebrews 10:38), and without faith, it is impossible to please Him because those who come to Him must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)

Enlarge Your Capacity to Believe

 

"Jesus said to him, 'If you can believe, all things are possible to them that believe.'" (Mark 9:23); "So Jesus answered and said to them, 'Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore, I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.'" (Mark 11:22-24)

 

God never intended for us to live according to the world's system and way of doing things. He said that we are to live by faith (Hebrews 10:38), and without faith, it is impossible to please Him because those who come to Him must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6) It's time to change your mindset; renew your thoughts and way of thinking.  Romans 12:2 reads, "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."  God is looking for people of faith. If you can renew your mind and thoughts toward the things of God, you can change your world.  Changing your mind can change your circumstances because your mind is powerful. It has the power to bring life or to destroy, because everything starts with a thought.

 

How you think determines how you live. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7). Joshua 1:7-8 is a perfect example of how to change your mindset: 1) Be strong and courageous, 2) Be careful to obey the Bible, 3) Do not turn from the Bible to the left or right, 4) Do no let the Book of the Law depart from your mouth, and 5) Meditate on the Word of God day and night.  The imagination of man is like a canvas. What you imagine is painted on the canvas of your mind. Once you paint a picture in your mind you start to believe those thoughts, speak those thoughts, act on those thoughts, and ultimately change things (whether good or bad; right or wrong).  You will never succeed with an inferior mind. You must know who you are.

 

In fact, the first giant you may need to defeat is "you."  Decide to become who God says you are. It doesn't matter what others think or say about you, it's about how you see yourself. God promised victory and protection for you and your family, but your enemy will not just let it happen; you must fight for the promises God has provided for you. Sometimes we need a good fight, and we are well able to defeat our giants. Jesus has already destroyed the works of the devil; we simply need to walk in our sonship and exercise our authority over the enemy. The fight is already fixed. In fact, it's not a fair fight because God has already made the way for us to have victory – through Jesus Christ. 

 

We must keep moving forward toward our destiny because others may be depending on us. Don't stay here, get to your promised land.  God honors people who have faith in Him. Once you make that commitment to follow Him, don't turn back. Stretch your faith. There is greatness in you, and you will win. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. The more you hear, the more you believe. Get around people who talk faith and believe God. Living a life of faith doesn't come overnight, but if you will commit to the Word and become a student of the Word, change will come. Remember, all things are possible to them that believe; to them who have faith. 

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