This blog is designed for women who want to be encouraged in a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is usually a few paragraphs each weekday that share scripture from the Bible on how to live life pleasing to Christ.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
"according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in him." Ephesians 3:11-12 NKJV
God's eternal purpose; this sounds like a serious subject. What can I say to you about this topic that I haven't said in the past? Why does this sound ominous as if it is a negative thing? It sounds too big to tackle, and beyond our ability to accomplish.
As Christ is formed in us, we take on His nature, and do His will. I know, it's not as easy as this. But what if it is? Maybe we make too much out of following Christ, and it isn't such a big deal? In reality, the love of God is placed in our heart as we look to him in all things. We gravitate towards His love, and so follow what He says.
We can't see any of this with our natural eye, but inside we can feel the difference. Today is a day that I need to really dig down deep, because I feel a bit off. I'm sure you know what I mean. My allergies aren't bad, but maybe there is a issue there I'm not aware of. We are not moved by our feelings, because the word of God is true and right.
My strength is not in my emotional realm, but in the strength of my eternal Father who stands tall as the rock that he built the world on. No, taller than that. He is stronger than the rock He built.
My confidence is in the God who can move mountains, and I know he has moved obstacles in the way before. My faith can move mountains because he lives through me! Boldness, it comes as I stand at attention to His commands. This is not the case for me.
I usually procrastinate when I feel God is saying something to me. One morning I felt God pulling me out of bed to pray for my daughter. I lingered a while, but I did get up. I'm not happy to share my inadequacy.
Access to my Father, He says, "Come and sit on my knee, and tell me your deepest heart's cry."No appointment necessary. Do we realize the ramifications of our heritage as women of God? I think not. Maybe this realization would be too much for us to comprehend. Another important word to remember is confidence.
When our confidence is placed in the Living God what could be better?
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