Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I'm convinced

There are some things I am convinced of.  Daily God reminds me of these things and each week I am given opportunity to see powerful things happen in the lives of the people God sends my way.  It is amazing to see how God works to change people who seeking Him.  I’m convinced that God wants us to help others come to Him.

Acts 9:36  NLT
There was a believer in Joppa named Tabitha (which in Greek is Dorcas).  She was always doing kind things for others and helping the poor.

That lady is one I’d like to know.  Tabitha had it together.  I don’t mean that she was perfect, but Tabitha knew what God called her to do.  That is what she did and kept on doing.  I’m convinced that God made me to keep on doing what He’s called me to do.

We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.

Relationships happen.  Unless you live on an isolated island and all people have vanished, you will have an opportunity to connect with people.  I’m convinced that God wants those relationships to help others and to help people see God.

who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

God’s heart is turned toward people.  His desire is for our good and even our success.  He desires that all people go to Heaven and know Him.  I’m convinced that is part of what God has called me to be part of on a daily basis.  Interacting with people on a level of reality and talking about what really matters will lead to more people being saved.  I’m convinced that if we talk about Jesus with the people we meet that people will meet Jesus.

Romans 4:21  NASB
and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.

I’m convinced that God can do anything.  The Bible tells us lots of stories and even about God’s character and His desires.  But our lives and experiences also teach us that God can do anything.  He is working all around us.  I’m convinced that He has a reason for everything, and that everything is tied to His love for people.

For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.

God is still working on me.  No matter what I go through or what comes my way, God is at work.  He is guarding me as I trust Him, and He is also preparing me and my life to count.  I’m convinced that His plan is perfect me and that He has a plan for you too.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.  Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.

There you have it.  There are many other things that I’m convinced of.  But one of the first things that God taught me was the fact that God won’t leave and that nothing can separate us from God.  I’m convinced that God is for me and that He loves me.  I’m convinced of the same thing is true for you.

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