Monday, May 5, 2008

Confidence in God

Today, I'm taking a passage from the New Testament in the book of Philippians, Chapter 1:2-6.

I have a very dear friend, who I consider family, who has been going through a very rough time lately, and when I asked the Lord today what to share on here, this is what he showed me. This is my prayer not only for him, but for all those who I have had the pleasure of crossing paths with throughout my life.

"Grace and peace to you from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I think my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers, for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being CONFIDENT of this, that He who began a good work in you, is faithful to complete it until the day of Jesus Christ".

True grace and peace can only come from above. Paul is telling us in this letter to the Philippians that they need to remember that God doesn't start something that he doesn't finish; and we should be at peace because of that.

In our lives, we all face difficult times. Sometimes it makes us question our salvation, sometimes it allows satan to throw our pasts up and bind us in fear and torment. THIS is when you really need to have this verse buried in your heart and mind, and when the voices of torment come your way, speak out this verse with CONFIDENCE - God gave me a new life, and he will see me through until the day I am reunited with Jesus face to face.

Like Paul, I thank God every time I remember ALL of you.

Have a very blessed week, and remember that Jesus promised us that he will never leave us or forsake us - he's just a breath away, and is waiting for you to call out to Him.


1 comment:

EgranthamL said...

I hope you know how much I value our friendship. He used you on saturday to comfort me. I am so blessed to have you as my friend.
As I "turn around" from having my back turned to Him for all these years, I value the direction that was shown to me.
The challenges have been tough and there are many in the immediate future. But I have returned to KNOW that I am loved and have worth, when I am strong in His word.
I love you.