In James 1:6-8 (NKJV), we read: “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
We dare you. We dare you to believe in the God that believes in you! We dare you to believe in words that God has spoken over your life – to step out of living a powerless life into a powerful one. To do so, you’ll have to be single-minded.
In 1 Kings 18:21, Elijah asked, “How long will you falter between two opinions?” James addresses the same problem by saying that “the double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8).
We sometimes ask ourselves, “Did God really mean what He said?”, or “Does this promise apply to my life?” These are symptoms of the double-minded Christian. When you’re soul (mind, will, emotions) isn’t anchored to God’s Word, when the storms of life come, you’ll be blown away by doubt and uncertainty.
[The following Bible Reading Plan is based on our second 90-Day Challenge for 2014. We will finish reading the New Testament, and go through the Book of Proverbs three times. Each time we go through Proverbs, we encourage you to select a different version of the Bible to read from.]
Daily Bible Reading: Revelation 17 & 18 ; Proverbs 29