Friday, June 22, 2012

Confidence in God

I think we will all agree that in our own power we mess up, fall short, miss the mark (sin). It's also Satan's underestimated devices, to keep us in the position to alway want to work in our own power, and trusting in ourselves. So now we have a society that is obsessed with Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-Empowerment... Ironically none of these thing are really possible to have without a breech without an identity in Christ. Even Self Control is a Fruit of the Spirit of God. He is the one who enables us to control ourselves.

Be Confident in the God in you, He will esteem you and empower you to keep you from displeasing Him and complete every assignment for your life. Take no confidence in your own ability, but Give God all of the credit and all of the Glory for the work He has done in You.

Proverbs 28:26 He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.

2 Tim 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

The Grace to Live Holy

While the Law enforces to live Holy for the Lord our God is Holy, Grace reinforces the ability to actually do it.

The Law shows us how wretched we are in our own ability and Grace shows us how powerful Christ is too keep us from falling

There is absolutely nothing God will require of us that He will not provide for us a way to get it done. That would be setting us up for failure.

Today stop trying in your own power to live Holy (it can't be done by you alone). Instead if you are going to do anything in your own power READ the Word... Get knowledge so that you can believe it is by grace that we are already the righteousness of God through our Faith. We just have to receive what Jesus has done for us and rely on Him.

And remember proof of faith is obedience! When we really believe that we are the righteousness of God it will show up in the choices we make. Choose to Study the Word, Choose, to believe the Word, Choose the Live the Word. And allow Grace to empower you to live holy!

2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

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