Friday, July 10, 2009

Our personal Confidence

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“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”- Philippians 1:6


At some point in my life, this verse became very real to me.  It pulls in the same direction as the 23rd Psalm.  Sometime for an interesting exercise, read the 23rd Psalm and make a list of the things that the writer will do, and another list of the things that God will do.  Spoiler alert: God does everything.  Our job is to "not want", to lay down in green pastures, to not fear, to be anointed, and to dwell in His house forever.  Not a lot of hard-pulling work there, huh?

Also, the "count the cost" verse in Luke 14:27-29.  Certainly, Jesus meant this directed towards us in context, but would God not also be held to the same standard?  In other words, when he decided to save Joe Hayes, he knew what it would take.  He didn't set himself up for a massive failure.  He knew it would be expensive, and He was/is prepared to pay.

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