On-line Interactive Devotional

January 8: FAITH IS!


NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for,

the evidence of things not seen.  (Hebrews 11:1)


1.       Today I will live in the now!  I will live in the now because I understand the now-ness of the God-kind of faith.  My faith has a voice that speaks in the present tense, and today it will produce results for me because of the power of these three words: NOW FAITH IS!


2.       Today I will live my life according to what I believe.  The faith-realm, rather than the sense-realm, is my reality today.  Because of that reality, I will not be moved by what I see, hear, touch, smell or taste, but will, instead, move through this day guided by the sixth sense, which is (my) supernatural faith.


3.       Today I will create the world in which I want to live by my faith-filled words.  I will do this because I am in the God-class, and because God created His worlds by the words of His mouth.  And, as God maintains His worlds by His words, I will maintain the quality of my world through the creativity and authority of my words.  My words will have power because they will be filled with His Word, and His Word will not return to Him (or to me) void.


4.       Today the pressure applied to my circumstances by my faith will change them for the better.  I will reshape the seen world by changing things in the unseen world.  I will look to the unseen things because they are eternal, and will prevail over the seen things because they are temporal (2 Corinthians 4:18).  My faith celebrates the triumph of what is eternally real.


5.       Today I will have the substance of the things that I hope for.  Although hope is in the future, the substantive material of my faith will pull what is out there in tomorrow into my eternal “now.”  I will believe I receive when I pray, because faith says, “I have it now.”  The future is now because of the substance of my faith.


6.       Today I will have the evidence of things not seen.  I will need no other confirmation than the evidence of my God-kind of faith.  My faith is enough to overcome the natural world today, so that the material becomes immaterial to me—matter will not matter—faith is what is real!


7.       Today I will live by faith because I am justified, and the just shall live by faith.  My kind does not live by bread alone—or by the air that we breathe…or by the life in our physical bodies—we live by faith, period.  Because faith IS (not WAS), I will believe and not doubt; I will walk by faith and not by sight.  Today the power of faith will enable me to live the champion’s life, and today I will live in the now!


Father, today I will walk in “now” faith, by Your word.  In Jesus’ name, amen.


January 8, 2009 - Posted by | Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, Devotional | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Todays AYITN goes perfectly with what Pastor Faye taught on Tuesday night at our Girls Life Skills meeting: Know who you are – Who and what God says you are. She gave all the girls and staff a hand held mirror and said “Everyday we should speak positive adj. over our us and our life, and even others around you . Look into the mirror and speak those words over yourself that God spoke to you… we are wonduful, strong, secure, anointed, talented, conquerors, amazing, kind, powerful, honest, loved intelligent, successful, precious, rich, chosen, blessed, joyful, creative, created in his image!!!! I will overcome in my ability to believe for the impossible- “to hope against hope”.

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!! (Sorry, but it is!!!)

    Comment by Lindsey Pettite | January 8, 2009 | Reply

  2. Cool. Thanks, Lindsey!

    Comment by bloginthenow | January 8, 2009 | Reply

  3. #6. If I actually have it…I walk in it.
    So I need to find what it looks like and feels like to actually have it?
    ‘Cos then I can actually walk in it…and have it.
    Faith IS evidence…indeed.

    Comment by Avatar | January 8, 2009 | Reply

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