We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:1–2 (NKJV)
Over the past few days we have been discussing common faith questions that come up when we read a promise from God’s Word. When we come across something God has promised us, we first need to answer the question, “Is that promise for me?” Second, we need to answer, “Does God keep His Word?” If you missed the past two devotionals, I would encourage you to read them to cement in your mind that God qualifies you for every promise and that He never goes back on His Word.
Today we will cover the third question commonly asked when we read one of God’s promises: “Will God do it NOW?”
In order to have faith, we need to know WHEN God is willing to come through on the promise. If I promise to take you out for dinner someday, you likely won’t begin to make plans. But if I promise to take you today, it’s a different story.
If you need a miracle, believing that God will do it someday isn’t faith. This belief can cost you your miracle because you never know when it will be His will. According to 2 Corinthians 6:2, now is the time!
Faith is present tense. When you find a promise from God in His Word, declare that it is yours today. See with the eyes of faith. See it done in your life today.