Day 2- Believing Demons

Day 2- Believing Demons

Bible Reading: James 2

Imagine someone wanted to give you a car gift and took you to a car exhibition room to make a choice. Here you are looking at all these amazing automobiles, checking out various models and various features and all that. If you think about it though, your choice isn’t just going to boil down to  your favourite colour or the model and year of manufacture. If that car is a car you want to ever use, the most basic thing to consider is whether there is an engine on the inside of the car body.

A car body without an engine is useless. It can’t go to all the beautiful places it should. It can’t serve you. 

Same thing with a car engine without a car body.  As powerful as a the engine of the car is, it is rolled around on four little pieces of leather. In the same way the body without the engine is useless, the engine without the body is also useless.

In our reading today, James places a clear and practical challenge on the table before us in how we think about our faith. We must be practical about it. We can’t claim a faith that is merely a powerful car engine, but doesn’t have the tyres to roll around on.  It’s dead and wont serve any purpose!

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. James 2:26 NKJV

James argues that the only way that we will really have a faith that is alive and functioning is if we are finding the corresponding actions that match our faith. It’s not about adding anything to the car engine, it’s about giving expression to the car engine. In other words, we are saved entirely by faith, but that faith never stands alone.

It’s like being thirsty and buying yourself a bottle of coke. It’s the drink you need. The bottle isn’t what satisfies your thirst- but you’ve never in your life gotten yourself coke without a bottle. The bottle carries the coke that satisfies your thirst.

Our faith saves us. But faith has actions that express it.

We live in a day and age where everyone can claim faith and spirituality and act anyhow. This is what James is speaking directly to. James says that if it’s down to claiming believing, even the demons can do that. 

Are you a believing demon?

The big question is are you finding the corresponding actions of your faith?

You can’t say that you believe Jesus’ promise that He is holding your tomorrow and at the same time be actively afraid about tomorrow. Believing means trusting!

You can’t claim you believe the Bible is the word of God to give you direction in life and at the same time you never have time to read it. You can’t say you’re believing God to bless your marriage and be building it in ways that are contrary to his word.

Trust faith implies that actions will correspond with what we believe. 

Can we take the challenge today for a more practical and functional faith? I’ll love to know in the comments section what you’re choosing to believe this month, and what action would correspond with that. I want to be a believing christian, not a believing demon.

For me, I’m choosing to believe that God is in absolute control of every detail of my future, and so I’m going to be more consciously thankful than worried. 

34 Comments

  1. Olamide

    Thank you so much for this sir.

    I’m choosing to believe that God has better plans for me than I can even think or imagine so I’ll be letting go and trusting him through the process he’s taking me.

  2. Modupe

    I am choosing to believe that my life is in God’s hands and He makes everything beautiful in His own time and so I will keep my focus on Him and not be distracted.

  3. Ukairo Ugonna Idika

    I choose to believe that Jesus is able to do more than I expect and think therefore I replace every worry with worship now and always

  4. Victor Agun

    I’m choosing to believe that God is supplying everything I need to lead my family and that God is bringing his perfect plans to fruition in our lives. So I’ll step out in faith and trust God as we go on in an audacious path.

  5. Oluwadunsin

    I choose to believe that God will always lead me to do the write thing. So I am going to let go of the fear making a wrong decision.

    I choose to believe that God will supply all my needs. So I’m going to let go of all worries.

  6. Toyin+Adeoye

    I choose to believe God is my Provider, so I can’t and shouldn’t be worried about my needs

    I choose to believe God orchestrates my life, I really can’t be worried about things ahead

    I am a believing Christian
    Believing is trusting, and as I believe I act

  7. Taiwo Adediran

    I choose to believe that , God has paved a way before me and He is with me in my walk and work this month so I will not complain but be thankful everyday of the month.

  8. Pelumi Ariyibi

    I am choosing to believe that Gods plans and thoughts for me are good and not to abandon me, to give me the future I hope for. So I am going to let go of my worries and live with an assurance that God is for me.

  9. Niyi

    I am choosing to believe that God is my source. I will lack no good thing. So I stay confident and hopeful.

    Thanks sir.

    • Shekemi

      I’m choosing to believe that God is in absolute control of every single detail of my future, my home, career and I choose to trust him and not worry.

  10. AJAYI Adebayo

    I am choosing to believe that God is faithful ever step of the way and he is never oblivious of any season of my life to the end that he would work all things for my good, so I will keep my heart of praise and I will take action steps on my plans and goals assured that God is for me

  11. Oluwaseyi Agun

    I choose to believe that God is my father and His plans for me are good and perfect, so I’m going to focus on Him, trust Him and let go of every form of anxious thought.

    Thank you Sir

  12. Iyanu

    I choose to believe that God’s hand is upon me, therefore he will guide me in the right paths for my life. I won’t be worried about trying to make things happen. Instead, I will trust him and follow him every step of my day.

  13. Mo

    I’m choosing to believe that God is in control and is aware of every single detail and He has a good plan so I’m going to let go to trust in Him and let Him take the lead.

  14. Shekemi

    I’m choosing to believe that God is in absolute control of every single detail of my future and I choose to trust him and not worry.

  15. Emmanuel Kemisola

    I’m confident that iOS in control of all seasons in my life and the Lord of all in my life so I will stop being anxious about tomorrow, I will trust Him over and again! Thank you Pastor Tee!

  16. Olusola Aleru

    This month I choose to believe that God’s hands are strong enough to carry me through all the things He has sent me to do. So I’ll not be afraid but live from a place of trust and rest.

  17. Ayoyemi Adebayo

    I choose to believe that God is sovereign, he is good and he is for me. So I’ll surrender my will to him and worry less!

  18. Ire

    I also choose to believe that God is in absolute control of every detail of my future, and so I am going to be more thankful than worried.

  19. Joy Okorie

    I’m choosing to believe that God has good plans for me. Plan to prosper me and not to harm me. So I can trust Him with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding.

  20. ’Dolapo

    I choose to believe in the One who holds my future. I choose gratitude over anxiety. I’m living on a front foot of hope.

  21. Oluwatofunmi

    Rather than giving room for fear and anxiety, I am building in a confidence knowing that I have a God that is aware of me, sufficient for me and is God enough to guard and guide me.

  22. Iyanuoluwa

    I choose to believe that God is in absolute control of every detail of my life so I will put my hands to work and trust Him to bless the work of my hands.

  23. Esther Oluwasayo

    I’m choose to live my life trusting and thanking God rather than living in fear or anxiety
    I choose to believe in the good plans God has for me, rather than trusting in my own plans.

  24. IniOluwa Oyegbola

    I choose to believe that God is a good and kind Father to me. I am His responsibility, and He will always watch over me and never leave me and my family abandoned

  25. Oyinkan+Adebayo

    I’m believing God for clarity and to be fully trusting of who He is. A corresponding action in this regard will be to be very thankful, and enjoy the help He gives.

  26. A.S

    I am choosing to be end all of my worrying thoughts with a prayer that hands over the issues to God…and repledge my trust

  27. Precious

    Thank you sir

    I believe that God is my source and I am nothing without Him so I will be very deliberate about surrendering and trusting him totally.

  28. Eunice

    I choose to believe that God has forgiven me for being a lazy student this semester, hence I will be studying for the rest of this month with the empowerment that his grace gives me.

  29. Tolu Elemoso

    I choose to believe that God is mindful of me and he has equipped me with all that I need to function in this season. So I lean in my heart and I surrender.

  30. Faith

    I am choosing to believe that God’s plans for me are good irrespective of what I or people around me may be going through at the moment. God cares!

  31. Seun

    For me I’m choosing to believe that God will lead my relationships right, so the corresponding action I will take will be to communicate clearly, not keep things bottled up and worrying about things, trusting that He holds my future.

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