Friday, February 28, 2014

Fully depend on God

2 Corinthians 1:8-11 We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us. And you are helping us by praying for us. Then many people will give thanks because God has graciously answered so many prayers for our safety. 

In the same way that God protects and rescues Paul (and so many other people in the Bible), God will protect and rescue us as we put ourselves out there - to be used by Him. 

Do not be afraid! Do what God has called you to do. We are to be His example on earth. To be His hands and feet to a lost generation. We will come against opposition and rejection and we may even have reason to fear for our own safety. But God is on our side. Amen. 

Paul said "But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again." 

Stop relying on yourself and doing things in your strength. Fully depend on God. He can raise the dead! He will rescue you - again and again! 

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