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We might be the only Bible some people ever read.Wow, that is a powerful thought!
The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips then walk out the door and deny him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.Consider that for a moment.
Daniel 3:16-18Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were stellar examples of faith! And it was in this passage that I really felt God speaking to me today.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”
Habakkuk 2:4This begs the question, what does it mean to live by faithfulness?
Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.
"By looking back on what God has done, I trust Him more for what He will do."What has God done in your life? We should all be able to answer that question. When we look at where we have been and what we have come through we can see very clearly how God has worked in our lives and we can use that to fuel the trust that we already have placed in Him. Fuel it, yes, like stoking a fire.
2 Timothy 4:1-5I've been watching as numerous people on my FaceBook and Twitter post message after message, picture after picture, and post after post, declaring that those who follow God - follow His Word - adhere to the principles taught in the Bible - are nothing but hateful people. They say we hate because we disagree.
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage — with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
1 Chronicles 28:20David was charging Solomon with the task of building the temple and in doing so he basically told Solomon to have faith in the process because God would be with him. But even more than telling him to have faith and courage, even more than telling him that God would be with him, what really stood out for me in this verse were three simple words...
David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.
23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.
Joshua 6:10Yesterday I talked about the Israelites and how they were afraid and how they probably had all these feelings of being abandoned when Moses led them out into the desert. I talked about how they must have felt as they watched the Egyptians gaining on them. And I talked about how they just needed to be still and allow the Lord to fight for them.
Now Joshua had commanded the people, saying, “You shall not shout or make any noise with your voice, nor shall a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I say to you, ‘Shout!’ Then you shall shout.”
Exodus 14:13-14The impact of that is HUGE! The Lord will fight for you. He WILL fight for you. There was no guessing. There was no maybe. There was no doubt. Moses knew and stood firm in that knowledge that God would indeed fight for them. They just needed to be still. To wait. To have patience. To allow God to work.
13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”