“It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.”  Romans 4:13 NIV


Read:   Romans 4:13-25


Throw all the self help books out!   All the gurus selling ways to success have nothing to sell.   I am going to let you in on a secret, that is no secret at all.   In order to succeed, all you need to do is take four simple steps.


  1. Get up
  2. Get dressed appropriately
  3. Show up
  4. Never, never give up


Oh, wait!   There is a fifth step which too many forget.   Number five is faith.   Without faith, the first four, although necessary, are tremendously incomplete.


If you don’t have faith in our TRIUNE GOD, your life is like a jar with a few pebbles in it.   It may rattle around, and the pebbles may be pretty colors, but your life is basically empty.   No matter the material things you have, the success you have achieved or the status in society you are known by…you can’t take it with you.


Faith is not just your support for today.   It is your ticket to tomorrow and all eternity.  Success on this earth is good, but it is not lasting.   Faith along with getting up, getting dressed, showing up and never giving up will give you your earthly needs.   But, faith alone will give you a personal relationship with our RISEN SAVIOUR, GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT to live within you and GOD HIMSELF.  All this you can have with faith.


Today’s prayer:   “MY CREATOR, Thank YOU for all my successes on this earth.  I know it is only by faith in YOU I will have success with YOU in Heaven for all eternity.  Amen.”