Christ: The Confidence of God at Work in Us

 

Welcome to Speak Faithfulness!

This weekly podcast gives voice to the belonginghealing and wholeness of all God’s children. It exists to speak aloud the faithfulness of God by resting in Scripture and sharing the testimony of Christ revealed through us, His children, both now and in the past. We are opening our mouth for those unable to speak (Proverbs 31:8).

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God (2 Corinthians 1:20, NIV).

 

We are currently walking through a series, entitled Upon This Rock, based on the life, redemption and ministry of Peter. Each week we focus on a portion of Scripture that reveals the faithfulness of our God toward not just Peter, but each one of us. We look at how Peter’s life reflects the belonging, healing and wholeness we can all find in our Savior, who calls us to speak aloud His faithfulness over ourselves and others.

 

Today, on the day we celebrate Purim and Esther’s bold step of faith, we are resting in seven words recorded in Luke 22:62, after Peter’s three denials. In the English Standard Version we read:

 

“And he went out and wept bitterly.”

 

May God encourage us to consider all the ways He has turned our thinking on its head. As we listen may He remind us of all the ways He has renewed our minds to stop us from running away in our bitter tears and to instead draw near to yield to His loving and sanctifying work in us:

 

 

As we go into the remainder of this week, may He continue to move our hearts to come to Him in our feelings of inadequacy, so He can pour out His abundance right there. May we see evidence of His growing confidence at work in us, as He teaches us to rest in His Word and yield in obedience to His will.

 

1 John 5:14-15 (KJV)

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

 

1 John 5: 2 – 5 (ESV)

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey His commands. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commands. And His commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

 

1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV)

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Christ: The Confidence of God at Work in Us

  1. Dear Anna,
    Thank you so very much for sharing these words today. Our Lord Jesus is so full of grace towards us, and so merciful to us as He gives us His own adequacy and strength. This is so timely for me, and all of the things that He has been bringing to my heart lately also, lifting my own eyes up and away from my own weaknesses. Thank you for your prayers and the Scriptures you share so beautifully! His sancitfying process is such a miracle. Blessings, love, and hugs to you.

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  2. Dear Bettie, yes: so full of mercy and so protective of our souls also. I am so thankful it was so timely for you too: God is so good to multiply His blessings. Yes: this sanctifying journey can be so confusing at times but He knows just what we need to grow in Him. Blessings, love and hugs to you too. xxx

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