Saturday 15th June 2019
This morning, we conclude our devotions looking at how we rest on God’s Power. In his letter to Corinth Paul encourages the Corinthian Church to rest their faith on God’s Power – is that where we are resting our faith?
Do we long to see the outpouring of the Holy Spirit like Paul did when he first visited Corinth?
Let me ask a question – WHAT IS FAITH?
In another one of Paul’s letters I read this from the Amplified Version of the Bible:
For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus [the leaning of your entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness] and of the love which you [have and show] for all the saints (God’s consecrated ones). (COLOSSIANS 1:4)
According to this verse, faith is the leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness. That means we need to lean all of ourselves on God, believing only He has the ability to do for us what needs to be done in us. Our only job is to abide in Him, to lean on Him totally and completely, to put our trust and confidence in Him.
When the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sins, what do we do?
The first thing we do is confess those sins. We get into agreement with God about them.
The second thing we do is acknowledge our inability to do anything about our sins. The more we try to change ourselves, the worse we get.
So what are we to do in order to do the work of God?
The answer is found in John 6:28, 29 in which the disciples came to Jesus and asked this same question:
They then said, What are we to do, that we may [habitually] be working the works of God? [What are we to do to carry out what God requires?] Jesus replied, This is the work (service) that God asks of you: that you believe in the One Whom He has sent [that you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger].
Have a great day!
Pastor Peter Jordan