November 11, 2019
All of us live with lots of fear in life. One of the greatest fears is “Do I have what it takes?” We want to know—as a man/woman, dad/mom, husband/wife, employee/employer, student/teacher—do I have what it takes to do what’s required?
The answer of course, is “no.” On your own you are completely incapable. In fact, Jesus said that, apart from Him, you could do nothing (John 15).
THE GLORIOUS UNION
But with Him, we can do anything! “I can do ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens me,” Paul said (Philippians 4:13).
This union is gained through surrender to His Lordship and leadership over our lives. It begins with our initial salvation and the entrance of His Spirit into our lives. But it continues with a daily, hourly submission to the Christ who lives within us to live His life through us. The glorious, empowering union.
CONFIDENCE VERSES FEAR
This realization—fully embraced—overcomes fear on every level! Notice how Paul says this in Hebrews, Chapter 10:
As a united believer with Christ, I can walk in absolute confidence that ...
I can and should live with NO FEAR! If I’m a true believer and am living in fear it’s because I have forgotten (or never seen) what I have in Christ.
So, go out and face today with confidence! You have all you need in Christ!
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December 03, 2020
In scientific equations there are certain elements that cause certain reactions. If those elements are not present, you do not have what you intended. For instance, if you take hydrogen out the equation of H2O, you will not have water, one of the most essential combination of elements in the universe.
... is the essential element for the believer. And faith, in itself, has several parts ...
December 02, 2020
November 24, 2020
All of us appreciate a good accounting system, even if we are not the ones administering it. You are grateful when you go to a store, that they will only charge you what is advertised. In business, you want to know how things will be recorded and have a clear understanding of what will be done, particularly when it’s your money that is involved.
God has an accounting system and Paul, when finally enlightened, realized that it was completely opposite of what he had operated under for years.