BUILD YOUR CAPACITY TO BELIEVE – DEVOTION WEEK 8


“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them” (Mark 11:23).This is an encouragement for us to build our capacity to believe. How can we build it? It is not all up to God; certainly, it is not all up to us; it takes

Build Your Capacity To Believe

both God’s ability and our genuine willingness to build our capacity to believe. God’s role is: His Word available for us; His grace to cover us. Man’s role is: to obey what he hears. If man obeys what he hears, he has the capacity or ability to believe. What is possible for you may not be possible for me. What is possible for me is based on my capacity to believe. God cannot work through you except through your capacity to believe. Your capacity to believe can increase or decrease depending on the rate you feed your soul with God’s Word. In Romans 10:10, we learn that what is restricting us is not on the outside but on the inside. Our heart is the communication point or contact between belief and unbelief, God’s Spirit and evil spirit. Our belief needs to be reset. Resetting your belief can only be done according to Joshua 1:8, ‘Keep the Word in your mouth – WORDS. Meditate on the Word day and night – THOUGHTS. Do what the Word says – ACTIONS.’ If you want to move mountains with your belief, this is the process. Come on, move mountains today with your belief as you build your capacity by following the Kingdom Way (Joshua 1:8).

Prayer Point: Lord Jesus Christ, increase my capacity to believe! My capacity to believe that You are the Healer, Deliverer, Provider, Saviour, Redeemer, in Jesus’ name!

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‘By His Grace.’ – Wise Man Racine


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Wise Man Racine mounted the pulpit and delivered a powerful message titled: ‘By His Grace.’ The topic centred on the need for unity in

Wiseman Racine
Wiseman Racine

Christ’s work rather than divisions, saying ministers who cause division and offences contrary to the doctrine of Christ, ‘seek not the things of God but of the world.’

“The Bible says mark them and avoid them,” he said citing Romans 16:15.

Wise Man Racine, who anchored the message on 1 Chronicles 16:22, said everyone, irrespective of one’s stature and status, ‘is a part of the same body, by the same Spirit’. He further stated that ‘there is no division in the body; its different parts have the same concern for one another’, hence the Bible instructs all believers (Ephesians 4:3) to ‘keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace’.

“They went to Bible school through their desire but the Bible says in Romans 9:16 that ‘it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy’”.

According to him, whereas man looks at the outward appearance in choosing a pastor or a leader, God looks at the heart. “As a Christian or man of God, you are who you are, what you are by grace. When the Lord calls a man, He knows all his weaknesses. God knows our limitations. God knows our shortcomings; that is why He chooses grace rather than works.  When you receive something by grace, you will be content; you will not compare yourself to others, you will not measure yourself by yourself. Abuse, condemnation, criticism, name calling are products of non-contentment. When the Lord calls a man, He knows all his weaknesses,” said the wise man, citing the calling of Moses and the commissioning of the apostles of Jesus Christ as some illustrations.

Further in the words of the preacher, Wise Man Racine: “When God called Moses in the burning bush for the assignment of leading the people of Israel out of Egypt, Moses expressed his own inadequacies and unfitness for the service, saying, ‘Lord, I am not eloquent….’ (Exodus 4:10). He tried hard to excuse himself because he lacked the power of oratory and boldness (charisma) which is an essential character of great leaders. But the Lord then replied to him: ‘Go, I will be with your tongue and teach you what to say’ (Exodus 4:12); in other words, ‘I will make you fit for the assignment’.

He observed painfully that ‘people always fail to understand that God oftentimes uses His servants as signs to confound the wise’ as was the case with Job where his friends gave a wrong judgement about him over his circumstances. ‘They looked at the situations around him and attributed his misfortunes to sin but Job did not,’ he added.