2022 | Spiritual Foundations | Week Five
This is the assigned moment for him to move into the center, while I slip off to the sidelines. John 3:30
We are all sinners. Jesus is not! He came with one purpose: “To save us!” Doesn’t that make Him more important than us?
Putting the purposes of God first in our lives is not always the easiest thing for us to do. Especially if we have been experiencing a lot of crises in our lives. But it is the wisest way for us to move forward in recovery.
Successfully growing, continuing in spiritual recovery and maturity can only be achieved by putting our faith in Jesus. He is the One True Higher Power, and we need to learn to trust Him completely, in every area of our lives.
– What things are you holding onto right now because you don’t trust God enough with them?
Prayer: Just for Today Lord help me today to in faith. To put my trust completely in You and realize it is not about me but about You and Your purpose for my life.
- FAITH IN GOD = BELIEF IN JESUS
Jesus said, “I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. John 14:6
Hebrews 11:1 The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see.
Hebrews 11:6 It’s impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him.
2. HOW MUCH FAITH DO I NEED?
“Because you’re not yet taking God seriously,” said Jesus. “The simple truth is that if you had a mere kernel of faith, a poppy seed, say, you would tell this mountain, ‘Move!’ and it would move. There is nothing you wouldn’t be able to tackle.”
Philippians 4:19 You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus.
Romans 3:23-24 Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity, he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ.
3. (WIFM) – WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME
They said, “Put your entire trust in the Master Jesus. Then you’ll live as you were meant to live.”
Psalms 37:4-6 Keep company with God, get in on the best. Open up before God, keep nothing back; he’ll do whatever needs to be done: He’ll validate your life in the clear light of day and stamp you with approval.
Proverbs 3:6 Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Joshua 1:9 Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. GOD, your God, is with you every step you take.”