Posts Tagged ‘faithfulness’
2 Timothy 3:15 “The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and helps us to do what is right.”
Every church should make sure that the Bible is its final authority. Not a creed, not a denominational statement, not what Oprah says or Montel says. Who is your final authority, not only in your lives but in your churches — the Bible. And it can be trusted.yWhenever there is a question about what to do, we know where to go to find the answer. The Bible.
The word of God. It can be trusted as an authority in our lives
Have you ever wondered what you would do to frighten Lazarus after he’d been raised from the dead? What would you do to threaten him? Lazarus, I’m gonna’ kill you? Caligula says, ‘I’m going to kill you.’ Lazarus says, ‘Ha, ha, ha.’ Caligula says ‘stop ha, ha, ha-ing. I’m going to kill you as I’m killing all the Christians.’ Lazarus doubles over in uncontrollable laughter, comes up for air and says, ‘Caligula haven’t you heard? Death is dead! Death is dead!’
How do you frighten somebody who has already been there and knows the one who’s going to let him out? … -Ravi Zacharias
Fear is one of the enemy’s favorite tools to keep us from going forward in our lives. As soon as we make a decision to step out in faith and do what God is telling us to do, immediately the enemy will bring fear. He’ll put thoughts in your mind like, “What if I fail? What will others think? Maybe I don’t have what it takes.” He’ll do his best to use fear to try to convince you to shrink back and just stay right where you are.
The Bible tells us that fear is a spirit. It affects your emotions. But when you choose to put your trust in the Lord, no matter how you are feeling, you are combating fear.
We should laugh at every fear just like Lazarus, because we have Faith That God will bring us out! There is so much power in being fearless.
Today, I encourage you, don’t allow fear to trap you and hold you back. Instead, take a step of faith knowing that God is on your side. He is for you and with you, leading and guiding you in the path of victory all the days of your life!