Tag Archive | confidence

1 John 5:13-15

These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence which we have before (toward) Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
1 John 5:13‭-‬15 NASB

🌹Faithful God of Your promised word. Thank You for Your Word. The Word made flesh and the written word that promises eternal life to all who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Believing, we may have life in His name today and forever.
I am confident, Lord Jesus, that coming before You with a clean heart, one that does not condemn me because I keep Your commandments and do what is pleasing in Your sight, I will receive whatever I ask for from You. With a clean heart my requests will be according to Your will and I am confident that You will hear and answer so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. Glory to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
John 20:31/1 John 3:21‭-‬22/John 14:13 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

1 John 3:21-22

Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before (toward) God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.
1 John 3:21‭-‬22 NASB

Confidence: full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of . . . GOD

Lord God, powerful, faithful, Sovereign are You. I pray for the confidence I find by placing my full trust in You. You are my hope; O Lord God, You are my confidence from my youth.
I place my confidence in You alone God and will not forget Your works, but will keep Your commandments. I will abide in You, so that when You appear I will stand in confidence and not shrink away from You in shame at Your coming. May I be pleasing in Your sight by the keeping of Your commandments so I may receive in prayer all that I ask because I ask for Your will to be done through me. This I ask in Jesus name, amen.
Psalms 71:5/Psalms 78:7/1 John 2:28 NASB

🌹Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

1 John 2:28-29

Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away (be put to shame before Him) from Him in shame at His (presence) coming. If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born (begotten) of Him. 1 John 2:28‭-‬29 NASB

🌹Holy, holy, holy are You, Lord God, my righteousness, my confidence. Abide in me, Jesus.You are my life and on that day when You appear and my faith is made sight may I be bold and confident, not shrinking away in shame when I am revealed with You in glory. For whoever is ashamed of You and Your words in this adulterous and sinful generation, You, Son of Man, will also be ashamed of them when You come in the glory of Your Father with the holy angels.”

Father, forgive me for wanting to speak from myself, seeking my own glory. I pray I will seek Your glory, the One who sent Jesus, for He is truth, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. I stand bold in Your name Lord God, knowing I was born again, not of blood nor the will of flesh, nor the will of man, but of You, God. And because of this I will see Your kingdom O God and bow in praise before Your Almighty throne of victory! To Your righteousness and glory I pray in Jesus name, amen. Colossians 3:4/Ephesians 3:12/Mark 8:38/John 7:18/John 1:13/John 3:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Hope or Forsaken

For You are my hope;
O Lord God, You are my confidence from my youth.
By You I have been sustained from my birth; You are He who took me from my mother’s womb;
My praise is continually of You.
Psalms 71:5‭-‬6 NASB

O Lord, the hope of Israel,
All who forsake You will be put to shame. Those who turn away on earth will be written down,
Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the Lord.
Jeremiah 17:13 NASB

🌹 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalms 34:1 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

In Whom is Your Confidence?

O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.” All Judah was standing before the Lord, with their infants, their wives and their children.
2 Chronicles 20:12‭-‬13 NASB

As we look around us it may seem that sin, destruction, evil is winning but we have a mighty God who has a plan. We may not know what to do but God does so keep your eyes on Him. Stand strong before the Lord and bring with you your family.

🌹for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,
Philippians 3:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Therefore #1

Therefore, we must fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. 
Hebrews 4:1‭ NASB

Evaluation of the importance of God and His word in your life is vital.

And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain—
2 Corinthians 6:1 NASB

(Recommended that you read all of 2 Corinthians 6).

For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also did; but the word they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united with those who listened with faith.
Hebrews 4:2 NASB

The word working in you confirms your faith and unites you with the like-minded believer of God’s word. Don’t sell yourself short by missing out on the daily feeding of God’s word. It opens doors to experiences with God beyond anything you can imagine.

For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of mere men, but as what it really is, the word of God, which also is at work in you who believe.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 NASB

🌹 Therefore, let us read God’s word daily so we don’t fall short of God’s rest nor take His grace in vain, being united with other believers by the same faith.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Jesus in You

And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.
Psalms 71:18 NASB

We are needed now more than ever to stand on the truth of God and spread the power of God to all, to declare His strength to this generation!

Let this be our banner cry:

We will not conceal them from their children, But tell to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done. 

That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born,
That they may arise and tell them to their children,

That they should put their confidence in God And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments,
Psalms 78:4‭, ‬6‭-‬7 NASB

🌹Where is your confidence? Do others see and know who your confidence is in? Do others see and hear Jesus in you?

🎶 Let others see Jesus in you,
Let others see Jesus in you.
Keep telling the story, be faithful and true;
Let others see Jesus in you.

Then live for Christ both day and night,
Be faithful, be brave and true,
and lead the lost to life and Christ.
Let others see Jesus in you.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

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Ascend And Stand

Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? And who may stand in His holy place? — Psalm 24:3

My initial response to this is, “not me”. I am but a filthy rag, even on a good day compared to the Lord God Almighty and His pure holiness. I have never, that I can recall, imagined myself standing before God. I am always on my knees in humble adoration if not lying flat on my face before Him.

But God. . .

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God  prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. — Ephesians 2:4-10

But now in Christ Jesus you who  formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. — Ephesians 2:13 

Only through Jesus Christ and Him alone may I ascend into the hill of the Lord and stand in His holy place. How about you? Are you ready to accept God’s grace through Jesus Christ so you can ascend and stand in confidence before the Creator of you?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

The Calm In The Storm

And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. — Matthew 8:24

Jesus Himself was asleep. Wow!!! What confidence He had in the Father. What peace He had in the Father. What a witness to us of where our trust must lie in the midst of the storm.

Where do you find your calm in the storm?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Uneducated?

Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus. — Acts 4:13

Were they really uneducated or was that in the perspective of the religious leaders? They had not been schooled by the religious leaders of the day but they were educated by the Master. Are you being educated by the Master, Jesus Christ? Are you recognized as having been with Jesus? Do you have confidence that only comes from time spent with the Savior?

I truly believe my confidence comes from time spent with Jesus who opens my eyes to the work He is doing in me and others. When I see all His glorious works, well, I am just like Peter and John:

for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.” — Acts 4:20

Have a blessed day in the Lord and tell of His saving grace with confidence.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon