Fast2012: Day 14

Day 14: Turning Point

Romans 4:3
What we read in Scripture is, “Abraham entered into what God was doing for him, and that was the turning point.
He trusted God to set him right instead of trying to be right on his own.”

 A turning point is a point in time where a very significant change occurs. It is a decisive moment in our lives where something significant happens that will cause such a shift that we never return back to the old way. With the football playoffs underway, we may see a turning point such as an interception that turns the momentum and favor towards a particular team causing them to go on and win the game. Or a more serious turning point was the terrorist attack on Sept 11, 2001 in New York city. This event changed the way we live our life in this nation.

But there can also be numerous turning points in our life. Certainly births, marriages, deaths, graduations, and new careers are key turning points in our lives where one chapter ends and another begins. One of the most significant of any turning point should be the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The Scripture tells us that Abraham entered into what God was doing for him and that was a turning point in his life. . How did Abraham enter into what God was doing? We see in Genesis 15:6 And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith.”  Abram believed what God said.

A simple decision to believe God will get us going in the right direction. Abram entered into what God was doing by believing His Word. What has God said to you that you have not fully embraced? His Word declares many things about you. For example, He declared you to be righteous through the blood of Jesus ( 1 Cor. 1:30), yet you may be believing that tape that plays in your head telling you the opposite.  A major turning point for your life will be when you fully embrace and enter into what God says about you. Regardless of past mistakes, God’s Word assures you of forgiveness and right standing with Him, through Christ (Col 1:22).

Have you entered into what God wants to do in your life or are you still bound by your own guilt, traditions, opinions and mindsets? As you enter into day 14, why not make a decision that today will be the turning point in your life when you choose to fully partner with God in bringing you to that place of destiny and purpose. Begin to see yourself the way God sees you and walk in that assurance and watch and see what God will do for you!

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