December 28, 2014
Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
God is a finisher.
He will not take you on a journey and abandon you mid stream.
Confident faith is faith that can endure any storm in life.
Anyone can believe when everything is going great but what happens when things fall apart?
Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
The weak in faith cannot possess what God has for you.
A Christian without faith is a defeated Christian.
Those who lack confidence tend to lose.
The devil will try to plant doubt into your heart.
Confidence is the feeling or belief that you can rely on someone or something, a state of certainty.
2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against the day. When difficult times arise do you know who you believe in? There are many instances in the Bible when people faced adversaries that they believed would defeat them but God saw them through examples are:
David and Goliath: 1 Samuel 17:37 David said moreover, The LOED that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego: Daniel 3:16-18 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O King.
Courage is not the absence of fear but the mastery of it. Confident faith along with prayer are very important. When we pray we do not need to be loud or repeat ourselves because God hears us the first time. Your prayers will be answered.
Confidence in your prayers:
Eliminates doubt that your prayers will be answered and allows you to trust God. You have authority as a child of God. Do not worry. There is no Plan B when you believe in God.
Empowers action in areas of your life that you would otherwise neglect. Your faith will arise.
Stimulates praise of God.
Confidence Faith and Life Crisis:
Eliminates Panic in your life. You will call on God immediately.
Removes worry and anxiety from your life and allows you to move forward.
Fear forget everything and run or face everything and rise which one do you choose.
Fears we must face
Fear of the unknown
Fear of man
Fear of failure
Confident Faith and Exploits:
Allows you the opportunity to take risks without second guessing yourself your star has to rise in order to shine Daniel 11:32
Confident Faith is needed in
Surviving hard times
Stepping out into the unknown
Confronting the storms
Receiving the promises
Persistent, relentless, and determined in the face of challenges
How does confident faith come
Know God personally
Know the word and what is says about who you are
Practice your faith when you face challenges come they will make you stronger
Faith and patience go hand in hand. Many people disregard their faith because they are not patient. Do not give up because God will deliver you from your situation. God is bigger than any problem that you are facing.
(Special thanks to Joyce Hebert, for providing this week’s summary)