GOD'S PERFORMING ABILITY
MONDAY 19 JULY 2021
God's performing ability is a term denoting His unfailingly grace to carry out His plan, execute His purpose or establish His promised blessing in a man's life. By comprehending who God is and all that His ability can deliver or perform, it becomes impossible for anyone to place a limit on God, except by doubt and unbelief.
Reference: Romans 4:19-21 New King James Version (NKJV) "And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform."
Abraham was old and his wife's womb was considered fruitless from the human standpoint. However He did not waver at God's promised blessing through unbelief just for this important reason - "God is absolutely reliable." Abraham knew he was dealing with God whose attributes or character cannot be influenced or limited by any circumstance. Being fully convinced that God was more than able to perform what He had promised him, he kept praising God.
God's ability to perform His Word motivated and strengthened Abraham's faith against all odds. So he lived his life in light of the unquestionable character of God's boundless ability. He was a man that walked with God, believed God and was specially called God's friend. The Bible says, 'And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called God's friend' (James 2:23 NIV). As the friend of God, he demonstrated his faith in God in line with his conviction about God's impeccable faithfulness.
Beloved, God is forever faithful and the primary goal of God performing His Word or fulfilling His promised blessings to us is to reveal His glory in our lives. All of God's blessings in spiritual, physical, material state come to us through the words of His purpose. This is why God, Himself, stays alert to watch over His own Word, making sure it is fulfilled. In other words, He is committed to defending His integrity. In Jeremiah 1:12 (AMPC), the Lord said to Jeremiah, "...for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it." The ERV reads, "I am watching to make sure that my message to you comes true."
In your Christian life, while expecting to see the manifestation of the very word God has spoken concerning you in any area of life, sometimes the waiting may not be a pleasant experience in itself, however, strengthening your faith at such times can be the source of your comfort and the assurance of God's performing ability. First you must agree and be convinced that every promised blessing in Christ is already yours, and second, you must know them or specifically, what God has said to you. Third, you must be grateful, confess them and demonstrate your belief and conviction by behaving accordingly. For instance, speaking them forth and giving glory to God are the evidence of strong faith (see 2 Corinthians 4:13 NET).
All of God's blessings are summed up in the gift of His grace, through the finished work of Christ, and so, we have no basis to doubt their fulfilment in our lives. Simply put, the descriptions of all the blessings are encapsulated in the overall gift - called "grace", which is already given to us in Christ Jesus. However, God can allow trials to come to you in order to test you and to know how much you can trust Him or whether you have enough faith to remain confident prior to their manifestation in your life. This means that your personal conviction and motivation in the process of their fulfilment are important to God. If you understand this and employ the right approach, His performance is assured. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Joshua 21:45; 2 Corinthians 1:20; Hebrews 11:1,6; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18.
Guided Prayer: Dear precious Father, I thank you for the knowledge of your Word which communicates every promised blessing you've freely given and provided for me. As your purchased possession, I'm fully persuaded that you are more than able to do and perform all you've said concerning me according to the counsel of your will. Therefore, with this mentality and by faith, I appropriate and take hold of the blessings as my inheritance, thereby possessing untold wealth and wisdom, living in health, victory and dominion and fulfilling your purpose and destiny for me with joy, in Jesus' Name, Amen!