Partakers Of Christ (Hebrews 3:14)

For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end;

Hebrews 3:14 (KJV)

We are made partakers of Christ by seeing the glory of God made manifest in and through our lives. God is wanting to shower us with His goodness. The key to seeing this come to pass is to hold on to the same faith that has gotten us saved in the first place; in other words, we believe with our hearts and confess with our mouths that we are now living in the victory that Jesus has won for us. And so today, let us be steadfast in our confidence of seeing God’s goodness and favor in our lives.

Partakers Of Christ (Hebrews 3:14)

For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end;

Hebrews 3:14 (KJV)

We are made partakers of Christ by seeing the glory of God made manifest in and through our lives. God is wanting to shower us with His goodness. The key to seeing this come to pass is to hold on to the same faith that has gotten us saved in the first place; in other words, we believe with our hearts and confess with our mouths that we are now living in the victory that Jesus has won for us. And so today, let us be steadfast in our confidence of seeing God’s goodness and favor in our lives.

Faith & Patience: The Essence Of Trusting God (James 1:3-4)

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

James 1:3-4 (KJV)

One of the ways by which we can know that our faith is steadfast is by whether or not it is accompanied by patience. The Bible tells us that it is through faith and patience that we inherit the promises of God. And so when our faith is being tried by the circumstances and conditions of day to day life, by the grace of God our faith will produce patience. Patience means that we trust in God’s perfect timing; it means we know that all is well, that we can be perfect and entire, regardless of current circumstances and conditions. And it is exactly this combination of faith and patience—the essence of trusting God—which enables God to manifest His glory in our lives.

Great And Mighty Things Which We Have Not Known (Jeremiah 33:3)

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV)

The more we meditate on the goodness of God, the more we come to realize that we can call on Him for everything. The more clearly we perceive God’s heart towards us, the more we understand that God’s dream and vision for our lives is beyond our own—He will show us great and mighty things which we have not known. As we are willing to simply trust the Lord, we may rest assured that He will lead us down the path He has uniquely intended for us, He will lead us into the life He has purposed for us to live. Here we will find opportunities to use our gifts and talents in a way that will serve the kingdom of God, and be a blessing to the people in our world.

Return Unto Thy Rest (Psalm 116:7)

Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

Psalm 116:7 (KJV)

Our soul returning to its rest means that we are confident that God has already supplied our every need. This confidence has nothing to do with circumstances or conditions, nor is it dependent upon how we may feel emotionally; much rather is it the outworking of what we know to be true! We find rest for our souls when we stand confidently upon the Word of God, when we know that God truly has dealt bountifully with us. It is out of this place of rest, out of this quiet assurance, that we will see the goodness of God showing up in our lives.  

Giving Thanks Always For All Things (Ephesians 5:20)

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Ephesians 5:20 (KJV)

Gratitude can function as a powerful doorway into the heart of God. When we deliberately take time to be grateful for all of God’s blessings in our lives, we are making ourselves more receptive to what the Lord is seeking to do right now. Gratitude also increases our faith, for it reminds us of all that God has already done for us—things that otherwise we could have easily taken for granted. Today, reflect upon all the ways, large and small, that God’s goodness is already at work in your life. Thank Him that He is mightily at work in you, and that He is using even the challenges and temporary obstacles to ultimately bring about a greater manifestation of His grace and goodness.

The Spirit Of God In Us (Romans 8:15)

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Romans 8:15 (KJV)

The moment we got born again, God’s Spirit has come to live on the inside of us. It is the Spirit of God in our spirit that draws us unto God, that enables us to fellowship with Him. And so when we approach God, let us approach Him as He truly is: our loving heavenly Father whose good pleasure it is to give us the kingdom. Let us remove any fear, guilt or feelings of condemnation; and let us not doubt but for one second that it is God’s will for us to be whole in every area of our lives.