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Building an Active Faith

UNWAVERING

Romans 4:20-21 NIV

Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,  being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

Like Abraham, I want to face the truth of my circumstance and not flinch in face of them but to maintain my eyes on the focus on the truths of His promise and His character.  I want to have an active faith that clings desperately to God.

 

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Why I Believe

This is the reason why I am a Christian. Truths I have been reminded through the study of Romans in BSF.

  1. We are justified through faith because Jesus died for our sins and was raised for our justification (Romans 4:25). The great exchange: His life for ours; His righteousness for our sin.
  2. Knowing this saves me from striving for salvation. There is nothing I can do to save myself., I am powerless to do this. If I do not accept this truth, I strive and try to work at my righteousness through works. All I can do is accept this free gift of salvation.
  3. Christianity makes all men equal. Before salvation we were all sinners, after salvation we are all justified by faith. No one’s sin is greater than the other or the utter worst; none of us is more righteous once we have believed. God views all men as equal.
  4. As a believer, I know what I am saved from (the penalty of sin which is death) and what I am saved for ( eternal life) and while here to do good works that God has prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).
  5. While we wait for the day when we will be taken up to meet our Lord and Saviour, we have the Holy Spirit as a seal and a promise. He also reveals all truth and teaches us all things righteous.

So do you believe, and if you do not, will you tonight ask Him to be your Lord and Saviour (Acts 4:12 / John 14:6)?

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Inspiration over the past year

In this last year I have drawn on various quotes and verses for strength at different points.

I have a great need for Christ, I have a great Christ for my needs. Charles H Spudgeon

I do not merely want to possess a faith, I want to have a faith that possesses me. Charles Kingsley

Love is blind, marriage is the eye-opener. Pauline Thomason

Jesus Christ will be Lord of everything, or not be Lord at all. St Augustine of Hippo

Your best mentor isn’t usually somebody in the newspaper. ‘Your first mentor will be someone in the next layer. Within that layer, figure out who management likes and what they do. If one of them is consistently delivering and beating the odds on benchmarks, then they are being rewarded for the right things, so copy them.’  Monhla Hlanla – Destiny SA  October

In a storm, the wise man does not pray for safety from danger, but for release from fear. The inner storm is the dangerous one, NOT the outer one. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be. (Job 8:7)

The Lord is in His Holy Temple, let all the earth be silent before Him. ( Habakkuk 2:20)

O Lord, you are my God:  I will exalt you and praise your holy name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvellous things. Things planned long ago. (Isaiah 23:1)

Looking back on this year, what words or image have given you strength for the moment and the day?