Friday, 25 May 2012

Today Reminder - 25 May 2012 (Confidence)

My prayer for you for today is that your faith will be renewed and that you will fear nothing, in Jesus name.

Hebrews 11:1-3
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.
By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God's command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.

Confidence - Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen. There was once a Carpenter who could build the most beautiful furniture. He travelled from town to town sharing His love with people until one day He was arrested for something He did not do. He was brutally punished and finally ordered to be executed by the authorities of that time. Yet three days later this Carpenter returned from the dead and appeared to His friends. He came back to show them His greatest work. You see today this Carpenter sits at the right hand of God as He continues to build the most beautiful furniture. You and I are the result of His great work and every day we are under constant construction becoming more and more like Him. You see we are not the final design, but rather a perfect design in the making. It is by faith that we continue each day to reach our goal, to reach our Carpenter.  It is in this faith that we believe the now is only temporary and that there awaits a greater future for us with Jesus. It is by this faith that we know everything we are and everything around us was designed and made by God. It is by this faith that we stand up each day and continue our struggles knowing it will all end soon. It is by this faith that we change and people around us change. It is by this faith that I write to you every day and it is by this faith that the world will change. 

My dear friend, we live by faith and not by sight. Our faith is in this amazing living God who send His only son, a star breather, to become a Carpenter and die our sin bearer, to show us His great love and to carry us through our struggles as free people so that we can enter His Kingdom and live eternity with Him. So do not lose faith but instead I pray that your faith will be stronger and that you will not be moved from it, but that you will firmly hold on to it and let it resound through your life. 

Have an awesome day dear friend of the Carpenter.