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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Jealousy is always viewed in humans as a horribly destructive trait. Daniel Webster described it in his original 1828 dictionary as “the apprehension of superiority.” For instance, a person is jealous when they fear that someone has taken something that they want or may think they deserve for themselves; a position, an affection, an opportunity.
But is jealousy always wrong? Is it possible to be jealous for the right things? Is there a holy jealousy?
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