Being fully persuaded that what God had promised, He was also able to perform. (Rom. 4:21)
We are ALL fully persuaded. Yes, you heard me right. Our lives are the fruit of our persuasions. We are either fully persuaded in the promises/Word of God or we’re fully persuaded in a lie.
Persuasions WILL produce fruit!
Our persuasions can remain hidden for a period of time, but they WILL ALWAYS produce fruit at some point. In other words, persuasion starts in seed form. Once watered and is placed in the right environment it begins to grow until it becomes a fruitful vine or tree in your life. The Bible says the Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed that is planted. When it is fully grown it produces a harvest. Your persuasion may remain hidden from view for a season, but in time it will produce fruit in your life. When you are seeded with Kingdom persuasions the fruit that will be produced and put on full display will be of righteousness, peace, and joy!
Persuasion in God’s sovereignty led Abram to leave Ur and by faith go to an unknown land (Gen 12:1-3; Heb 11:8-10), caused Rahab to trust in God (Josh 2:9-14; Heb 11:31), and prompted Hezekiah not to give in to the demands of the Assyrian king Sennacherib (2 Kgs 18–19). Kingdom persuasions produce life altering moments that realign you and the generations to follow. So it’s of utmost importance that we allow Holy Spirit to align our persuasions.
- Pastor discussed 3 truths on Sunday about persuasions. ONE, we are all susceptible to persuasions. TWO, you will agree with the spirit you entertain most. THREE, you will operate with the spirit you agree with. Take some time and go through each one.
- Do you recognize areas where your persuasions are not aligned to God’s promises? What is the fruit in your life from these persuasions?
- What do you believe God is saying in regards to those areas of wrong persuasions? What is His promises being declared over your life today?
- Write down practical ways to guard and watch over Kingdom persuasions to see to it those grow and produce a harvest.