“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”
2 Corinthians 1:20
Someone joked that evangelists only believe certain parts of the Bible.
“And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, ‘Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!’ So God granted him what he requested.” 1 Chronicles 4:10
“The gospel must first be preached to all the nations. When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit. Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart …” Proverbs 3:5
My friend is teaching me: believe God will do what He says and pull up scripture accordingly.
Believe Me because I come from the Father or believe Me for the works themselves (Jesus in John 14:11)
“Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls— 18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
19 The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills.
To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.”
“So Jesus said to them, ‘Because of yourunbelief; for assuredly, I say to you,if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.‘” Jesus in Matt 17:20
When God tells you something, He means it and He’ll bring it to happen.
“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2
We should ignore the shame of what we’re going through also.
“I have overcome the world” John 16:33
He will direct your steps (Prov 3:5-6)
“Your heavenly Father give(s) the Holy Spirit” (Luke 11:10-13)
“Behold what manner of love the father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1
Jesus says, be wise as serpents and gentle as doves in Matthew 10:16. Galations 5:16, “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”
Should our faith walk be tempered by who we’re talking to? Should we be wise according to our surroundings to save our skin? our Pastor asks us.
The little girl, hesitant to play in the snow up to her knees. Then her mom shovels a path for her to play in. Then shovels another path in the shape of a big circle. The child becomes fearless and flourishes playing & running in the path when her mom took away her fear.
Lord, Jesus, make me an instrument of Your Spirit and speak through me whenever You want. Amen.