Yesterday's Faith

Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen.
— Hebrews 11:1

By Nina Roach

Faith is always now! The meaning of yesterday is the day last past; the day next before the present.

Yesterday’s faith was for the day that last past. God is not the God of yesterday, He is the God of today—the present. He creates fresh manna for us today and His mercies are new everyday though He was with us yesterday.

What if God’s mercies were only good for yesterday? We would all be consumed. This is one of the reasons why we can not relax our hold on the promises of God where our faith rests upon. We must release our faith from our hearts and mouths daily.

Imagine for a moment this analogy, if we were to go to the bank to withdraw all of our monies to pay our current bills and have not made deposits for our new upcoming bills we would have a deficit.

That’s how it is with our faith too.

From the promises of God we must make daily deposits in our hearts “the bank” for the new things awaiting us. And some of the new things awaiting us are not all from God. We have an adversary who has plans to attempt to kill, steal and destroy us and our possessions. This is one of the reasons why we need to have a hefty amount of faith that is stored up within the vault of our hearts for those days that are against us.

We need today’s faith working for us, today’s faith being released out of the abundance of hearts and mouths, today’s faith being held on to like a pit bull and not wavering when the storms of life hit.

What will say today about yourself, marriage, children, family health, finances, opportunities, relationships, neighborhood, schools in your district and the leaders of this great nation and our local churches? Yesterday’s faith is gone. Arise and activate your faith for today and see the salvation of the Lord.

Decree It: I arise to activate my faith for today and see the salvation of the Lord. Out of the abundance of my heart my mouth speaks. So it is when I declare the promises of God, His Word will go out and not return to me empty, but it will do what I wanted; it will accomplish what I have determined.