Choosing to Believe

Choosing to Believe

Ben CerulloBy Ben Cerullo5 Minutes

Thirty years ago, my father chose to believe God could and would use media to impact the world for Christ. The choice he made and God’s faithfulness created Inspiration Ministries. And now, millions have entered the family of God because Dad chose to believe and follow His Word!

Choosing to believe God is the doorway to receiving blessings for yourself and others. I want you to know today that I believe God has amazing plans and purposes for your life. But you will never be able to reach your God-given destiny until you trust Him with everything first.

The Bible describes faith not only as a gift from God (Romans 12:3; Ephesians 2:8) but also as a choice on our part. For example, Proverbs 3:5 commands: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.”

Each of us has a moment-by-moment decision to make: Will we believe the promises of God or depend on our intelligence and reasoning instead?

His Miracle-Working Touch

As someone who has personally witnessed supernatural miracles on nearly every continent on earth, I’m always amazed when someone questions whether God still performs them today. Whether you need a healing in your body or a financial breakthrough, God wants you to know He is WILLING and ABLE to do it.

Yes, God is still in the miracle-working business, just as He was in the days when Jesus walked the earth during Bible days:

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

This means the same life-giving power that touched lives 2,000 years ago is available to YOU and your loved ones today! And His miracle-working touch is only ONE of the fantastic promises the Lord has given you in His Word.

In Matthew 6:10, Jesus taught us to pray, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Have you ever thought about what things are like in Heaven? There is no pain, sin, loneliness, poverty, or sickness in Heaven. So, we can know for sure that God’s perfect will is to set His people free from such things.

Will we sometimes face a battle? Of course. At such times, we must understand who we are in Christ and learn to exercise the authority we’ve been given by our Father. We need to know that the same Holy Spirit who was operating in the life of Jesus is operating in us (Romans 8:11).

Jesus came to “destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8), and this means we can have victory over sin, disease, depression, poverty, and every other attack of the enemy.

Believe the Truth …
Even as You Wait

So why do people sometimes suffer from pain, lack, or frustrations even after they have been prayed for? Although I don’t claim to understand each and every situation, I know that our breakthroughs sometimes are delayed because of God’s timing or our need to persevere in faith. We shouldn’t get discouraged if we don’t see an instantaneous miracle every time we pray for a turnaround.

I’ve also seen times when God’s power was blocked by unresolved sin or disobedience. At the cross, Jesus defeated the plans of the enemy, including sickness and pain (1 Peter 2:24). But if we expect to access His power, we must also commit to turning from any known areas of disobedience.

Finally, it’s crucial to embrace the truth about God’s desire to bless us. The truth will set us free (John 8:32), yet often God’s people are “destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6).

I encourage you today to resolve in your heart that you will believe the promises of God – for every blessing your Heavenly Father wants to give you. Use your spiritual authority over the devil’s work. Keep standing in faith, choosing to believe God to fulfill His Word in His timing!