As the Winners family, we recently concluded 21 days of prayer and fasting; and for those not yet members of this family, we at least all began in a new year. At the start of every New Year, many people have this list of resolutions; and as Christians, lots of us want a closer relationship with God even though for some, it might be on an invisible list. As a winner, the end of the fast in particular signifies that commotions of testimonies are at my doorstep. The same goes for you in Jesus name. It is therefore very important to build our confidence in God because when it comes to the things of God, patience is key. Our timing is not always Gods timing and as we all know (especially if we are regular readers of this column), God is always, always right.
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. II Peter 3:8
His timing is always the right timing to receive His right gifts to turn right our situations. Ensuring our confidence in God is steadfast is of utmost importance if we must receive that which He has at our doors for us to receive. My father says something on this topic of faith that I’ve always found very profound. He says,
“To drawback makes faith fake.”
We know only true faith gives us access to the things men crave for; the things apportioned to us as shown in I Corinthians 2:9. We therefore must prevent this faith from experiencing any decay; and confidence in God is the key to ensuring that.
If you love someone, you trust them; if you trust them, you have confidence in them; and when you have confidence in them, you don’t doubt their words, even in times of seeming delay. It is therefore love that leads to trust, and trust that leads to confidence. We previously covered the concepts of love and trust in God and that is why today, we have moved on to study confidence.
But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. (KJV)
But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God’s entire house. And we are God’s house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ. (NLT) Hebrews 3:6
The above scripture explains that we are God’s house; but there’s a requirement. We must remain confident. This confidence grants us access to multiple benefits and we will take a look at two of these benefits next time. In the meantime, I believe it is important to give each and every one of us time to read up on love and trust in God from the previously posted “Love- Powered praise” series. This will help us in understanding the power of love and trust, and will therefore make it easier in moving on to understand (and practice) confidence in God. The faithful God who has brought us this far will continuously give us the grace to build on our confidence in Him in Jesus name.
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