www.HisCPA.com Habits of Highly Effective Believers by John Dillard CPA is a guidebook for you to use to grow in your faith by growing in your wisdom and your understanding of His will and call on your life.
There will be times just as there was in Christ time when all those about us will forsake us. It is at these times we need to remind ourselves of indeed who we are. "Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are –yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need" (Hebrews 4:14-16). Jesus went ahead of us to prepare a path for our life and a light for our feet. Serving the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, we are able to tap into the power of the Almighty. Though our Lord is a mighty warrior and is prominent beyond compare, he understands our plight as we walked where we walked and lived as we live feeling firsthand our pain and anguish. Though we do worship a mighty king, he feels deep compassion for us his people. He lived amongst us so that we might learn to stand alone in our faith if need be serving as a beacon to others in their time of need. Just as a lighthouse guides a ship on the darkest night or through the perils of storms so we are able to lean on Christ giving us the courage to stand firm in the face of adversity.
Though we will often be called to stand alone firm in our faith relying solely on Christ for our strength, we need to be sure not to lose sight of God's command. "We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits, but will confine our boasting to the field God has assigned to us, a field that reaches even to you" (2 Corinthians 10:12-13). Exhorted to be bold in our faith and our ministry both pastors and lay people alike, we are to remain humble in spirit serving those about us. Regardless of the victories achieved we are to continue to give God the glory as it is only by his will and strength we thrive and succeed. Though it may be tempting to claim the victory ourselves as Moses did, we need to limit our boasting to what God alone has done. Though we may through his grace accomplish great things it is only our sincere humbleness and servant hood that will release the omnipotent power of God.
Thought for the Day....Are You Standing Strong in Your Faith or by Your Own Sheer Will. Seek Him Daily so that Christ Might Speak to Your Heart and Guide You Day.
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