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"I Declare" - Day 17


"I DECLARE I will put actions behind my faith. I will not be passive or indifferent. I will demonstrate my faith by taking bold steps to move toward what God has put in my heart. My faith will not be hidden; it will be seen. I know when God sees my faith He will show up and do amazing things. This is my declaration."
 

In the Scripture there was a man who was paralyzed. He would lie in bed at home all day long. One day he heard Jesus was in town teaching people. He convinced four of his friends to carry him on his bed over to the house where Jesus was speaking.

When they arrived the place was packed and they couldn't get in... They could have easily become distracted and said, "Too bad. It's not going to happen."

But not he paralyzed man; he was determined. I can see his four friends turn to take him home. He says, "No, no. We're not heading home just yet. I'm not leaving until I get my miracle. This man understood; You are closest to your victory when you face the greatest opposition. A lot of people give up too easily.

This man put action behind his faith. It's one thing to pray. It's one thing to believe. But if you really want to get God's attention, put actions behind what you believe in.

Source: "I Declare" by Joel Osteen