“And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the Lord sware unto them…” (Deut. 2:14).
Conquest of the promises of God cannot be attained so long as there is fear residing within the lives of His people. We often blame God when things go wrong in life, and we are quick to remind God of His promises. However, we never take a moment for introspection. If we were to look deep within, we would discover that it is not God Who is failing to keep His part of the covenant but it is ourselves.
We come to God with certain expectations and forget that we have an active part of engaging in the process in faith concerning God’s ability to bring these promises to pass. In doing so, we are forgetting that “…faith without works is dead…” (Jam. 2:20-26). If we make an outward profession of faith, then our outward actions also need to correspond to our words. Faith alone is not enough. Faith requires some type of action takes place as well to certify that what we have professed is the reality we truly perceive and believe.
We cannot say we believe we have been saved from our sin if our lifestyles do not corroborate this by an outward demonstration of the work of the Holy Spirit having brought forth an inner change. Likewise, we cannot say believe that God has given us the victory if our outward actions do not align with the words we have spoken. In consideration of these things, our words remain mere words if there is no corresponding actions to demonstrate our belief of what we have spoken.
Allow God to prove you by walking out your faith with your actions in complete surrender and obedience to the plan of God for your lives…