Mar 28, 2019, 7:04 PM
Faith is not the absence of fear. Therefore faith requires courage. When I resigned to stay home with my children, it was fearful. Can we really afford this? Can I do it? When I started going to church for the first time in my life, it was fearful. I’m a fish out of water. I don’t fit in. What am I doing? When I was asked to teach Sunday school, it was fearful. How am I going to teach? And the Bible of all things! As I continued walking with God and being led by the Spirit, God brought me further into His perfect plan. Each time it included surrendering self-reliance and trusting God to enable me to do His will. It was scary. It is no different today then the day I resigned to stay home with my children. I still don’t feel qualified or adequate. Nor can I see how God is causing all things to work together. But I believe it.
Mar 11, 2019, 7:55 PM
If we misunderstand victory, we often don’t recognize true grace. Too often, we view victory as the removal of trials and tribulations. That is very unrealistic and minimizes the power of our inheritance in Christ.