Sunday, September 2, 2018

You Should Function With Confidence

Throughout scriptures, we see examples of men and women of God whom God spoke to and as a result, they stepped out in faith knowing that the God who spoke will deliver. Just to name a few;

 Genesis 12:1, 4 (NIV)
The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran
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What about Moses? He had a burning bush encounter (Exodus 3) after which he was given specific instructions on how to go and deliver the Israelites out of Egypt. He did exactly as he was told and despite the challenges, the end result was glorious.

Think about Noah; God told him to build the Ark, despite every challenge, he did s God had instructed and the end result was glorious.

Genesis 6:1, 5 (NIV)
The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 
 And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.
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Time will not permit me to tell you the details about all the heroes of faith listed in Hebrews 11. This chapter contains a great list of individuals who permitted God’s word to determine the seasons of their lives and they prevailed. Amen!

These examples are necessary to let us know that we do have a cloud of witnesses. Men and women of God in the past allowed God’s word to determine the seasons of our lives and they succeeded. So, we can be learned from their experiences and be confident that because God’s character is unchanging we can be certain about our success if we permit Him to guide us. Amen!

You Encounter Many Aspects of His Character

In 1 Kings 17, many aspects of the character of our Father were demonstrated which are still relevant to us today.
When Elijah received the word from the Lord as seen in this chapter,
-The Faithfulness of God the Father was revealed in that Elijah saw the fulfillment of all that the Lord had specifically told him.
God told him to hide at the brook Cherith, drink from it and expect to be fed by the Ravens. It happened just as He said.
God told Him to go to Zarephath and a widow will provide for Him. It happened just as the Lord said.
-We see God in this chapter as a God of provisions. He provided for Elijah, the widow of Zarephath and her family. His provisions were not limited to food and water but also extended to protection and life.
-We see God demonstrate His resurrection power by raising the widow’s son from the dead.
-We also see His love being demonstrated. We understand that God is love and God has love and he demonstrates this love in many ways in this particular chapter. Love is patient and love is kind; these aspects are demonstrated when the Father patiently waited for the word he released to Elijah and the word He released to the widow through Elijah, to come to fulfillment. Amen!

When we do not allow Him to lead the directions of life, we rub ourselves from the one way of knowing His character. So, I encourage you to permit the Father to be all that He should be in your life.


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