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10/26/12

Confidence in Christ


Confidence means to have faith or trust in someone or something. We can have confidence in ourselves, others, or even worldly possessions- like money, cars or houses. Our true confidence should be in God. Jeremiah 17:7 says, But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.
When we have complete confidence in God we can trust in His purpose & plan for us. That trust turns religion & rules into relationship. Enabling us to walk in Gods will for our lives instead of what satans will for us is. 
John 12:31 calls Satin the ruler of the world.
Satans will for your life is destruction. Just look to the ways of World to see satans plan.  Just a few examples are the clothes in magazines, sex scenes in movies, drama from soap operas, models on runways. Mimicking & accepting these things always lead to despair, depression and destruction. 
Gods will for your life is exactly the opposite of satans.  He loves you and wants good things for you.
Romans 12: 2 says Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will. 
And 1 Corinthians 15:33 says Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
Remember, if it is consider good by the world’s standards you can pretty much do just the opposite & be safe. Here are some common false beliefs in the world. The more money you have the better your life is, sex before marriage is ok because I love him/her, when your the most popular your better than everyone else, the sexier I look the prettier I am.  Don't place your confidence in things like this- instead have confidence in Christ!
As believers we are the bride of Christ. We need to prepare ourselves for him because he is coming back soon.  He wants a Bride that is beautiful inside & out, spotless without sin, & shining with His glory. 
Heb. 12 directs us to throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
I want to encourage you to be built up by Christ & find your strength & approval in Him. Spend quality time with God in prayer and studying His Word to build a relationship with Him. You can try to use many things to make your life seem fulfilled.  Like family & friend’s, being popular, drugs, drinking & smoking, sex & love from a boyfriend or girlfriend. But in the end Jesus Christ is the only thing that satisfies  And there is plenty of Him to go around, so don't wait let him fill you with life more abundant now!




2 comments:

  1. This is GOOD!!!I say I have confidence in HIM...
    I want to have confidence.
    I try to have it..
    Yet many times my own self gets in the way. And then I try and take over. Love sent your way today.

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  2. Hello Shelley...you are right!! Building a relationship takes us doing our share. This year I am studying Theology and Church leadership. I am feeling so much closer to him by doing this. We have been studying Worship and I have never considered the many different ways to worship.. We were speaking them all out the other day and when I got home I thought...Hang on, we also worship with our tithes and gifts..When we lpve someone they are everything to us. But often with God we expect him to do it all. Hugs to you.

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